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A Portia Geach Memorial Award and ANL Maritime Award finalist, Marian utilises minimalism, hard edge abstraction, vibrant colour and flowing line in her acrylic paintings. Seascapes are often unpopulated, highlighting their elemental and spiritual nature. The sea is a recurrent motif in her work and memory is a theme in recent work – recalling her childhood migration by sea. Marian is also a keen portraitist.

A finalist in 'Hidden Faces: The 2018 Salon des Refuses'; 'Who is Looking at You' Portrait Award, 2018 & 2015; Portia Geach Memorial Award, 2017; the ANL Maritime Art Award in 2018, 2017 & 2015 and the Flanagan Art Prize in 2017 & 2016; Marian has won many awards in the Gippsland region including Best Portrait at the Artists' Society of Phillip Island's Easter Exhibition, 2018. She has held two solo exhibitions and participated in a number of group exhibitions.

Marian is represented by Town & Country Gallery, Yarragon; Mingara Gallery, Cowes and has exhibited at Quadrant Gallery, Hawthorn and Cambridge Studio Gallery, Collingwood.

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Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Monash University (1996); Bachelor of Arts, Chisholm Institute of Technology (1988); Higher Diploma of Teaching Secondary (Art & Crafts), Melbourne State College (1970)

Exhibitions

Hidden Faces: The 2018 Victorian Salon des Refuses, Pan Pacific Melbourne; Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney 2017; ANL Maritime Art Award, Mission to Seafarers, Melbourne, 2018, 2017 & 2015; NAB Flanagan Art Exhibition, St Patricks College, Ballarat, 2017 & 2016; Who is Looking at You? Portrait Exhibition, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Collingwood, 2018, 2015; Camberwell Art Show, Hawthorn, 2018, 2015.
Solo Exhibitions Mr Perceval Cafe, East Malvern, 2014 LiTTLE ArtSpace, Milawa, 2011
Selected Group Exhibitions: Crossing the Bridge: recent work by six Phillip Island artists, Meeniyan Art Gallery, Meeniyan, 2017; Summer, Quadrant Gallery, Hawthorn, 2014 &2013; Cowes Contemporary Art Exhibition, Cowes, Phillip Island 2014 The Great Southern Portrait Prize, Foster, 2014 Gate/Space, Blue Pig Gallery, Wonthaggi, 2013 Bass Coast Showcase, Blue Pig Gallery, Wonthaggi, 2012 Demi Art Competition, Mingara Gallery, Cowes, 2010 jazzArt Exhibition, Wangaratta 2009, 2010, 2011 Joint Exhibitions Form & Rhythm (with Helen Hill), Blue Pig Gallery, Wonthaggi, 2013 Figure(ing) Landscape (with Helen Hill), Flour Mill Gallery, Euroa, 2012 Reflections (with Heather Carroll), Community Hub Gallery, Inverloch, 2011

Influences

Formative influences include Gauguin, Roualt, Toulouse Lautrec, Art Nouveau design.

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