Ian Marr

Poet in the Landscape

30 August - 1 October

Poet in the Landscape came to being over the need for serious tree work done at Les Murray's current and childhood home at Bunyah. In informal proceedings, Les called Piers Laverty, who then called his mate IAN MARR, resulting in an afternoon of conversations and poetry on the sunny back verandah. In homage to the afternoon at Bunyah with the poet and Piers, IAN MARR painted a series of en plein works on copper and inscriptions on stone, and the works began.

The warmth and inspiration of Bunyah, resonates with a quote by fellow poet Ralph Waldo Emerson who wrote -

"If a man has good corn or wood or boards or pigs to sell, or can make better chairs, or knives, crucibles or church organs than anybody else, you will find a broad hard-beaten road to his house, though it be in the woods."

Similarly whilst the road to Les's house is unsealed, the journey to see the poet is well travelled. Fondly recording the memorable Bunyah encounter, MARR's paintings on copper were en plein air to begin with, capturing the fragments of conversation and quotes between the artists and poet. And his inscriptions on slate and sandstone are intended for groves, shades and forests.

Building from the afternoon at Bunyah, MARR has painted a variety of places and encounters, ranging from Willina, Kramback, Wallamba, Kimbriki, Nabiac, from Gloucester to Forster. They are tonal explorations of his treasured areas, with the soft colours and viscous gestural application of paint speaking to Australian landscape tradition and history. Sparked by a fruitful encounter with friends, the paintings invite you to explore MARR's beaten paths across Australia.


A little cloud about the size of a man's hand by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
A little cloud about the size of a man's hand
oil on copper
10 x 90 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Bunyah, to the east by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Bunyah, to the east
oil on copper
10 x 90 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Comboyne 1 by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Comboyne 1
oil on copper
10 x 90 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Comboyne 2 by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Comboyne 2
oil on copper
10 x 90 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Comboyne 3 by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Comboyne 3
oil on copper
10 x 90 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Glen Athol by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Glen Athol
oil on copper
9 x 45 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Krambach Road by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Krambach Road
oil on copper
9 x 45 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Wallanba Road by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Wallanba Road
oil on copper
9 x 45 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Heat, creek by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Heat, creek
oil on copper
9 x 45 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Heat, forest by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Heat, forest
oil on copper
9 x 45 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Thicket by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Thicket
oil on copper
9 x 45 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Storm front, Gloucester Buckets by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Storm front, Gloucester Buckets
oil on copper
9 x 45 cm
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SOLD
Lily pond by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Lily pond
oil on copper
9 x 45 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Gloucester Buckets, southerly by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Gloucester Buckets, southerly
oil on copper
9 x 45 cm
SOLD
SOLD
House on Bunyah to Krambach Road by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
House on Bunyah to Krambach Road
oil on copper
9 x 45 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Stone Country by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Stone Country
oil on copper
9 x 45 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Cattle loading ramp by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Cattle loading ramp
oil on copper
20 x 40 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Apples by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Apples
oil on copper
20 x 40 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Sliprails, Wallanba by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Sliprails, Wallanba
oil on copper
20 x 40 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Buckets by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Buckets
oil on copper
20 x 40 cm
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SOLD
Old Dairy by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Old Dairy
felt pen on copper
20 x 40 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Bunyah as Camelot by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Bunyah as Camelot
oil on copper
20 x 40 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Red frangipani by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Red frangipani
oil on copper
20 x 40 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Killawarra west to Kimbriki by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Killawarra west to Kimbriki
oil on copper
15 x 90 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Sliprails, Wallanba 2 by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Sliprails, Wallanba 2
oil on copper
15 x 90 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Summer, night, lightning, Naibiac by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Summer, night, lightning, Naibiac
oil on copper
15 x 90 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Saturation, northern weather by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Saturation, northern weather
oil on copper
15 x 90 cm
For Sale
For Sale
The places of sitting down near ferns by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
The places of sitting down near ferns
mintaro slate
12 x 300 cm
For Sale
For Sale
It is the time of day by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
It is the time of day
mintaro slate
12 x 300 cm
For Sale
For Sale
I saw a little cloud about the size of a man's hand by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
I saw a little cloud about the size of a man's hand
mintaro slate
6 x 203.5 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Cloud Shadows walking our pencilled roof by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Cloud Shadows walking our pencilled roof
wondabyne sandstone
16 x 100 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Garden bench by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Garden bench
oil on copper
9 x 45 cm
SOLD
SOLD