Nerine Martini

DIASPORA-MAKING MACHINES

Blacktown Arts Centre

Exhibition | 29 September - 5 November 2016

Diaspora-Making Machines is an exhibition that explores the systemic devices (the machines) that generate movement and the dispersal of communities (the diaspora).

Eight artists engage with Blacktown’s historic place as a centre of migration, our attitudes to newcomers, and notions of belonging and assimilation.

Blak Douglas, Jumaadi, Mehwish Iqbal, Nerine Martini, Susannah Williams and Warren Armstrong, Luping Zeng and Cheng Zeng

Blacktown Arts Centre | 78 Flushcombe Road Blacktown NSW 2148, Tel: 02 9839 6558

UNRAVEL

An exhibition of drawings and sculpture.

AirSpace Projects www.airspaceprojects.com

10 Junction Street Marrickville NSW 2204

Exhibition: 3 June - 18 June 2016

Unravel is an exhibition of drawings and sculpture. This body of work continues my interest in ideas of belonging, loss, displacement, migration, travel and home. It is both a response to the uncertainties of our time as well as a personal narrative, one that is still in the process of unraveling.

PHD, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY 2016

I am pleased to announce that I have been awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award to undertake a PhD at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.

HARBOUR SCULPTURE 2015

My work has been selected for the Harbour Sculpture exhibition 2015. 30 July - 9 August, Clarkes Reserve.

I created a new work entitled "In Transit", constructed from bamboo for the outdoor exhibition. A small sculpture was also selected for the indoor exhibition. "In Transit" was awarded a stipend award courtesy of the Kirk Family.

"Harbour Sculpture is a unique exhibition of art, held annually on Sydney Harbour. Spread across Clarkes Point Reserve and through the Deckhouse function centre and surrounds."

For more details please visit http://www.harboursculpture.com.au

The Launch
unveiling the sculpture
Nerine Martini, Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery OAM, Mary Zanotto, Tom Gallo

MIGRATION PUBLIC ART PROJECT 2014

In 2014 I was awarded a commission to create a significant public artwork to celebrate the contribution that migrants have made to the city of Wollongong. It was a great honor to have been selected to create a landmark sculpture that makes reference to boats, journeys and the steel industry of the Wollongong region.

In addition to funding from Wollongong City Council, many businesses generously contributed in-kind support to the fabrication and installation of the sculptures. The additional support allowed the project to expand to include a series of three artworks collectively called Dwellings. The project highlights the continuing contribution migrants make to the City of Wollongong.

The Migration Project was successfully completed and launched in January 2015. The artworks are located in George Dodd Reserve, Wollongong NSW.

Nerine Martini and Dame Marie Roslyn Bashir

SAWMILLERS SCULPTURE 2014

I am very pleased to have won the non-aquisitive emerging artist award at Sculpture at Sawmillers for my work entitled Ascend. Exhibition dates 8 - 16 March 2014. The prize was awarded by Dame Marie Roslyn Bashir AD, CVO.

www.sculptureatsawmillers.com

GLENWOOD COMMUNITY HUB PUBLIC ART PROJECT

2013 - 2015

I was commissioned by Blacktown City Council to create a series of public artworks for the Glenwood Community Hub in Western Sydney.

"Cultivations" is a series of 8 laser-cut corten steel artworks displayed along a 20m glass wall of the banquet hall. Text relating to each artwork is printed on the glass. The project involved a community engagement process to inform the imagery and text developed for artworks. During a series of workshops conducted in the local community people were to identify a plant that is significant to them. From the plants identified a selection was made to inform the creation of the artworks. The variety of plants selected demonstrates the cultural diversity of the Glenwood community.

To support the commission I was awarded a visual arts residency in Blacktown in 2014, courtesy Blacktown Art Centre.

http://www.artscentre.blacktown.nsw.gov.au

CHANGE MARKERS ART PROJECT

In late 2012 I was commissioned to work on the

Newleaf Bonnyrigg Change Markers Art Project.

Stage 1: Community Workshops and development of concepts and maquettes.

Commissioned by Guppy & Associates for the Developer: Becton.

"Shelter" (detail) fired clay. Photo Mike Buick

BLAKE PRIZE 2012

Shelter is selected as a finalist for the

Blake Prize 2012. This year the Blake Prize received over 1100 entries.

Exhibition Dates: 9 November – 16 December, 2012

Venue: The S.H. Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill, Sydney, NSW

For more information visit http://www.blakeprize.com

"Hold" fired clay. Photo Mike Buick

FISHERS GHOST ART AWARD 2012

Hold has been selected as a finalist for the Fishers Ghost Art Award.

Dates: 27 October to 24 November 2012

Venue: Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney

For more information visit http://www.fishersghost.com.au

"Applause" cast paper

HIDDEN 2012: ROOKWOOD SCULPTURE WALK

Applause was selected as a finalist for the outdoor sculpture exhibition at Rookwood Cemetery.

Exhibition opening 2 - 5pm Saturday 1st September

Exhibition continues until 14 October 2012

http://rookwoodcemetery.com.au/hidden

TRACES

A solo exhibition of sculpture, installation and works on paper

by NERINE MARTINI

Opening 3pm Saturday 14 July 2012

Opened by Nick Vickers, Co-Ordinator Alumni Relations,

UNSW College of Fine Arts

Exhibition dates: 11 - 29 July 2012

Incinerator Art Space 2 Small Street Willoughby NSW 2068

Wed - Fri 11am - 5pm, Sat & Sun 11am - 4pm

catalogue

Incinerator Art Space
"Traces" 1 -12, graphite on paper
Incinerator Art Space
Opening

PAPER NOW

A group exhibition of works by eleven Australian artists: Sally Aplin, Bronwyn Berman, Marguerite Derricourt, Melinda Le Guay, Brigiat Maltese, Nerine Martini, Helen Mueller, Maryann Mussared, Jenny Pollak, Liz Shreeve and TianLi Zu.

Incinerator Art Space 2 Small Street Willoughby

Exhibition Dates: 28 January - 4 March 2012

A Willoughby City Council curated exhibition. Curator: Alison Clark. www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au

SCULPTURE IN THE VINEYARDS 2011

My series of sculptures, entitled "Departures", were selected as a finalist for Sculpture in the Vineyards, 2011: an outdoor public sculpture exhibition which takes place along the Wollombi Valley Wine Trail in the Hunter Valley, NSW.

"Departures" photo Mike Buick

HIDDEN 2011: ROOKWOOD SCULPTURE WALK

"Departures" was also selected as a finalist for the outdoor sculpture exhibition at Rookwood Cemetery.

http://rookwoodcemetery.com.au/hidden

FRASER STUDIOS RESIDENCY

Awarded a 3 month Frasers Studios Residency in the temporarily transformed multi-disciplinary art space, located in Chippendale, Sydney. Frasers Studio is managed and programmed by Queen Street Studio.

Photo: Garry Trinh
photo Tim Dauth
photo Tim Dauth

THE PAPER MILL RESIDENCY

11 November - 22 December 2010.

Located at 1 Angel Place, Ash St, Sydney CBD, The Paper Mill is an artist run space supported by the Sydney City Council. The Paper Mill is committed to providing an inclusive environment to facilitate all aspects of paper based art.

www.thepapermill.org.au

"Traces", graphite on paper

ADELAIDE PERRY PRIZE FOR DRAWING

My drawing is selected as a finalist for the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2010.

Presbyterian Ladies College, Sydney. Exhibition 26 February - 27 March 2010.

Image: drawing by Nerine Martini, detail of the bronze sculpture

BLACKTOWN VILLAGE GREEN

In 2008 I was commissioned as artist and art planner by Blacktown City Council to create significant public artworks for the Village Green: a new urban space in the heart of Blacktown (see ARTWORKS for details). The public artworks were launched on 9 September 2010.

LIFE BOAT / THUYEN CUU ROI

"Life Boat/ Thuyen Cuu Roi" was purchased by artsACT and is now permanently installed in the Civic Library, Canberra.

Article: Canberra Times, 26 September 2009