Monthly Archives: July 2015

Invitation to Beijing

July 17, 2015

After the award winning success of the Watershed exhibition at Pingyao International Photography Festival curated by John B Turner in China last year, Inter Gallery Beijing is to exhibit Beyond: the Watershed at the invitation of celebrated curator Na Risong from September 25th to October 18th 2015.

Philippa and I will arrive in Beijing on our way back from exhibiting “Beyond: the Watershed” at Andorra Land Art and will be present at the opening at Inter Gallery in Beijing 798 Art District.

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Na Risong

Na Risong is the art director at Inter Art Center/Gallery in Beijing China and chief editor of Pixel Magazine. He was photo editor at Popular Photography and Beijing Youth Daily, followed by chief editor at Photography Company and PHOTO, China. He has been awarded “Outstanding Curator” at the 2009 Lishui International Photo Festival, 2012 Beijing 798 Art Festival, and 2013 Guizhou PhotoChina Festival. He was also awarded “Curator of the Year” by Photography Company Magazine.Inter Art Centre and Gallery Beijing China

HEALING

July 12, 2015

Yesterday Philippa and I joined friends at a local crag and I managed my first rock climb on my new “bionic knees”. Today we walked up and down Mt Iron for the first time since my operations four months ago.

These two events are milestones for me on my road to recovery and a new more active life in the mountains with Philippa. I am deeply thankful to her for putting up with me through it all.

Now we are ready for new challenges

Martin climbing on new knees

 

Andorra Land Art Biennale

July 8, 2015

As invited exhibiting artists Philippa and I will attend the opening of the first Andorra Land Art Biennale where 27 large works in Beyond: the Watershed will be shown outdoors in the heart of the city. This solo exhibition has been curated to include many of the works in Watershed as well as those made in Antarctica and Fiordland during two artist residencies in the past year.

I’m also presenting an audio visual talk about our collaborative working practice over more
than 20 years. Two art/science videos made with the involvement of New Zealand climate scientists Tim Naish and Richard Levy will have their premiere showing.

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