A film by Jess Charlton and Raewyn Martyn for the track Adventure from Ste Animal’s album Top Gear (2018).
On Sunday November 10th at 5:30pm we’ll be having a reading from Greywacke love poems: returns. This beautiful book was designed by Sonya Lacey, it includes new writing by Johanna Knox and a conversation between myself and Rachel O’Neill. We know it’s a busy weekend, but we’d love to see you out there for a […]
Amphibian craft, 2005 During the graduating year of my BFA I started having dreams about toads. Toad communities that inhabited these compressed watery spaces, a little like aquariums, but somehow more open. So I made this work where reconfigurable clay toads, made up of smaller clay parts, sat along the window sill, or upon a […]
Climate change heartbreak poems (2006-2013) Cellulose, pigment, seawater Written a decade ago, Raewyn Martyn’s poems conflate shifting consciousness of climate change with experiences of heartbreak. For The Slipping Away, These poems are realised within the highly sensitive material of cellulose… with thanks to Gus Fisher Gallery and Sam Hartnett for the photographs
Upcoming: Greywacke love poems: returns, public paintings on Wellington’s South Coast Nov 1st – Nov 17th 2019 During November 2019, Owhiro Bay Quarry beachfront along Whanganui-a-Tara’s south coast is the site of a series of biodegradable paintings that appear and dissolve or melt back into the landscape. The quarry face is exposed from naked colonial […]
Interview Questions <On Riso> Why Riso? Apart from being asked to contribute by Jo? A few reasons. Firstly, instead of a paper substrate, I’ve been making sheets of a very sensitive cellulose-based material, mixing in pigments to embed colour within the material itself. When it is dry it can be rehydrated to become sticky (imagine […]
During the summer of 2015 I started a series of camping paintings. At each new campsite I will adapt the tent paintings in response to the site. During the first trip, I used a Eureka kitchen tent (c1964) and attached additional pieces of custom-fitted canvas scrim. I camped at Lake Superior Forest Park and North […]