Watershed opens with a splash

February 22, 2014

Watershed making clay workWatershed Opening

A big turnout and a grand opening of Martin Hill Watershed at at McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery Melbourne.

Martyn Myer  opened the first Australian solo exhibition of my environmental sculpture and photography made in collaboration with Philippa to a guest list that included many Myer family members, friends and clients as well as a cross section of the Melbourne art and business world.

Martyn Myer said in his speech at the opening: “Martin Hill’s work and philosophy closely accords with ours in regard to the ecologically sustainable development of the planet, particularly with respect to water.  His sculpture seeks to address these issues in a powerful way.”

Philippa and I spent a week in Melbourne which began with us installing a splashed clay work on the gallery wall and ended on Thursday with an hour long public “Art Chat” with gallery director Robert Lindsay.

Watershed represents a new direction for me, it raises questions about the way we live in relation to the natural world that supports us.

We are grateful for the support of the Louise and Martyn Myer Foundation and Creative New Zealand in mounting the Watershed exhibition which runs until 27 April.