• Image: Martine Emdur, Radiant, 2017, oil on linen, 176 x 198cm (Detail)





Friday, 23 February 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, 1 April 2018 - 5:00pm

"What could possess more elemental duality than water? It is the source of life and the prime force of nature, it is both sanctuary and menacing enigma. As a perpetual muse and technical challenge it is a subject that painter Martine Emdur can fathom in work after work. And with this she has created a unique continuum where the nuances of light, shadow, scale and protean buoyant movement become more palpable with each brush stroke and each new composition. Just as clouds disintegrate and re-form, water is in a continual state of renewal and restless movement," Anna Johnson.

This exhibition is also part of ARTMONTH, Sydney.

Exhibition opening: Fri 23 February, 6 - 8pm by Lucas Handley, marine biologist, underwater photographer and freediver.

Artist in Conversation: Sun 11 March, 3 – 4pm - Join Martine in conversation with curator Katherine Roberts about the development of her ideas and life as an artist.


Contact information

Manly Art Gallery and Museum
02 9946 1421


Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade
Manly NSW 2095
Map of Martine Emdur: Shimmer

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