Mairi Ward

Present, 2010

From the artist

My paintings are a response to my being alive in a particular time and place. They are painted from within the Tasmanian landscape. They are not a direct representation of the landscape but rather a response to the performative power of the place in which I live. Robert Rauschenberg put this simply when he said: 'every time I've moved, my work has changed radically'. My paintings are an expression of my Being. They are traces or imprints of my movements, of my life's actions. They come about as a result of my being in the environment, as a part of it.

Artist background

Born Isle of Man, British Isles 1980. Lives and works in Launceston, Tasmania. Exhibiting since 2007 including In Teers, Ten Days on the Island 2011 and Deloraine Craft Fair feature exhibition 2008. Finalist in Burnie Print Prize, Burnie Regional Art Gallery 2013; Bay of Fires Art Award 2014; & Glover 2010, 2014 & 2015.

Represented by Handmark Gallery, Hobart/Evandale.