Wednesday 7 Sep 2011, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

In this talk Ian Marr will consider the play and tradition of text in landscape – of prose, poetry and stray leaves from popular culture in gardens and wild places.

The form draws on diverse practitioners, including William Shenstone, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Eric Gill and his web of influence, 19th century sign writing and copybooks, memorial arts, and contemporary thinking on typography and sign.

In the Australian landscape, this language inhabits riverine and desert places with a physically enduring art of words and ideas.

IAN MARR is a painter and a letter-cutter in stone whose farm in southern New South Wales is becoming infused with inscriptional works escaping from the old garden into paddocks and waterways. His work is represented in public and private collections across Australia and internationally.

SOLD OUT This event is currently at capacity. If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please email or call The Johnston Collection on (03) 9416 2515 and we will contact you if places become available.