MARRI. 2007.005B

Murrays Cottage

Ian Marr has worked as an artist in many media since the 1970's. For the last decade Ian has practiced the ancient craft of letter cutting, rarely now used in Australia, and has travelled to London and Ireland to study with masters of the tradition. Ian cuts text from literature and philosophy of the world onto slate and sandstone. He is particularly interested in placing test in stone in public and private gardens and in bushland settings.

At Hill End Ian will work on large watercolour and charcoal drawings, and will draw on monumental stone slabs, developing forms of words for stone which interpret and mark historic and artistic life of the village. He will also explore the potential of Hill End stone for epigraphic expression and letter cutting with the possibility of leaving a site-specific stone work in the Hill End environment.

Sponsored by the NSW Ministry for the Arts.