ResourceInterview with Martin George

Interview with Martin George

'the churchie' 2020 finalist

25 November 2020

Join Martin George, finalist in the churchie emerging art prize 2020, in conversation with exhibition curator Talia Smith, exploring the themes and ideas embedded within his practice.

Martin George is a Sydney-born, Melbourne-based artist who works with painting and drawing. He creates visual conversations between different types of mark-making—impulsive or considered—that depict imaginary environments.

George has recently exhibited at Haydens (2019) and Conners Conners (2020) and has been shortlisted for prizes including the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize (2020, 2019), Redland Art Awards (2018), and the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize (2017). He undertook a studio residency at Otis College of Art & Design, USA (2017) and he received a BFA (Hons.) from RMIT University (2016).

The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.