Martin Hill: Watershed - Art Collector

Martin Hill, Watershed Guardian, 2013, photograph. Courtesy: the artist and McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, Victoria

The Watershed Project explores the New Zealand alpine wilderness and the principles of natural systems that govern it by creating and photographing ephemeral sculptures focusing on the water cycle.

Martin Hill and his collaborator Philippa Jones were awarded the inaugural Kenneth Myer Artist’s/Writer’s Alpine Retreat residency in 2012 at the Whare Kea Chalet, situated high in the Southern Alps in New Zealand. The
Watershed exhibition is their response to this unique and inspiring experience. Hill and Jones literally worked with the medium of water in all its forms: the exhibition consists of 25 large photographic prints of sculptures made in the landscape from natural materials such as ice, snow, moss, rock, water and vegetation. The sculptures are for the most part ephemeral, intended to disperse back into the environment from which they were made.

Watershed will be opened by Martin Myer AO of the Louise and Martyn Myer Foundation, the supporting body of the Kenneth Myer Artist's/Writer's Alpine Retreat Residency.

Exhibition opens: 3pm Sunday 16 February 2014
Exhibition closes: 27 April 2014
Location: McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin VIC 3910
Contact: 03 9789 1671
Email: info@mcclellandgallery.com


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