Ian Marr

Painters' Places - Numinous Neighbours

5 May - 30 May

Places carry both meaning and spirit far beyond their geographical presence. Painters' Places - Numinous Neighbours is an exhibition of paintings that capture IAN MARR's engagements with places in Australia, Ireland and across the world, which hold personal significance to the artist. These works are imbued with MARR's passion for history and travel.

MARR's paintings are tonal explorations into his most treasured areas, particularly in Australia and Ireland. These works are from the 'painters' places' in MARR's life: Tory Island, the Glens of Antrim, Wilcannia and Bruny Island. MARR often paints his textural landscapes on local slate, wood, copper and canvas. Working on the surfaces that originate from his painted vistas and locations give MARR's work a direct and literal link to a particular place and its natural world. His soft toned colours and viscous, gestural application of paint evoke many eras of landscape tradition and history. As it is for bird lovers, where if you sit quietly in the bush & wait, the whole natural world will come to you, so with painters, but the quiet shelter is the house, studio, residency or hut that gives you a temporary home while the waves crash & wind roars.

MARR is drawn to a long history of painters' relationships with place. For MARR, painters bless, and are blessed by, places: Samuel Palmer's Shoreham, Joan Eardley's Catterline, Lloyd Rees' Northwood and Werri, Horace Trenery at Port Willunga, and Derek Hill at Tory Island. These are places recognised and brought out through the minds and actions of painters and writers, a rich and generous collaboration, selfless and open to the unasked and unexpected revelation.

From Trumpeter Point, Bruny Island by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
From Trumpeter Point, Bruny Island
oil on canvas
250 x 100 cm
SOLD
SOLD
John Glover's Patterdale Farm, Deddington, Tas by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
John Glover's Patterdale Farm, Deddington, Tas
oil on canvas
66 x 193 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Tumulus at Newgrange, on the Boyne, Northern Ireland by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Tumulus at Newgrange, on the Boyne, Northern Ireland
oil on slate
38 x 66 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Armoy, County Antrim, Northern Ireland by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Armoy, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
oil on slate
25 x 50 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Garron Point and Fair Head from Islandmagee, Northern Ireland by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Garron Point and Fair Head from Islandmagee, Northern Ireland
oil on slate
25 x 50 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Puy-l'Eveque, Le Lot, France by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Puy-l'Eveque, Le Lot, France
oil on linen paper
33 x 40 cm
SOLD
SOLD
7th century cross of St. Columcille, Tory Island, County Donegal by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
7th century cross of St. Columcille, Tory Island, County Donegal
oil on Finnish board
21 x 17 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Round Tower ruin, Tory Island, County Donegal by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Round Tower ruin, Tory Island, County Donegal
oil on Finnish board
17 x 30 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Unloading Land Rover at East Town, at Baillie Thia, Tory Island, County Donegal by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Unloading Land Rover at East Town, at Baillie Thia, Tory Island, County Donegal
oil on Finnish board
17 x 30 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Lambrigg, on the Murrumbidgee by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Lambrigg, on the Murrumbidgee
oil on copper
25 x 25 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Perigord, Le Lot, France by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Perigord, Le Lot, France
oil on linen paper
39 x 40 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Bastide gateway, Moncabrier, Le Lot, France by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Bastide gateway, Moncabrier, Le Lot, France
oil on linen paper
33 x 40 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Clearing in a forest, Le Lot, France by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Clearing in a forest, Le Lot, France
oil on linen paper
33 x 40 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Barren Spur, Bull Bay, Bruny Island by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Barren Spur, Bull Bay, Bruny Island
oil on copper
15 x 15 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Tinder Box from Bruny Island ferry by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Tinder Box from Bruny Island ferry
oil on copper
15 x 15 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Ourika, Atlas Mountains, Morocco by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Ourika, Atlas Mountains, Morocco
oil on copper
15 x 15 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Wapengo, South Coast, NSW by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Wapengo, South Coast, NSW
oil on copper
25 x 25 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Torpedo on Tory Island, County Donegal by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Torpedo on Tory Island, County Donegal
oil on Finnish board
17 x 60 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Barren Spur, Bull Bay, Bruny Island II by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Barren Spur, Bull Bay, Bruny Island II
oil on copper
10 x 25 cm
SOLD
SOLD