Mandy Martin was a pre-eminent Australian artist who called Canberra – and later, Central West NSW – home. She was a lecturer at the Canberra School of Art from 1978 to 2003. Hers was an international and national reputation, seeking as she did to explore landscape and the environment through the lens of its degradation and destruction through industrial imposition, about which she had felt so very strongly.

Her body of work encompassed printmaking, painting and large scale collaborative installation works, and is held in the collections of every major public gallery in Australia; the Guggenheim Museum in New York; the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; and in many private collections.

The family of Mandy Martin is excited to announce the disbursement of a new national annual award of $7,500, to be awarded to an arts practitioner for their creative response to climate change and the environment.

This is open to applicants Australia-wide. All Creative Arts Patrons’ Organisation (CAPO) award applications are now open and close 28 October.


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