Oliver Ashworth-Martin – “Eucalyptus study fig:5”

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This piece celebrates the evening light falling over the Victorian landscape, echoing the familiar forms and colours seen amongst the trees.

Medium: Mixed media on canvas

Dimensions: 60 x 60cm

RRP: $1,200

Item condition: New

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Auction ends: 31/05/2018 9:00 pm
Timezone: Australia/Sydney

Starting bid: $600.00

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For UK-born artist Oliver Ashworth-Martin the seed pods of Australia have become a central theme in his work. Not only do they house and protect the multitude of new life, they also symbolise natures continuous cycle of renewal and growth. For Ashworth-Martin the natural world is an endless flow of life coming into form, moving through form and leaving form.

Ashworth-Martins work transcends the everyday/mundane natural objects that we find scattering the Australian land, and re-awakens a fascination with our natural world. When we become aware and mindful of our environment we see that what has always seemed so natural reveals how wondrously supernatural it is (Frederick Franck, The Zen of Seeing).

Through a process of removal, and clear human intervention upon the native pods, Ashworth-Martin shows the unfathomable complexity and depth of the natural world, while simultaneously pointing to the impermanence within it. Both his sculptural and two-dimensional practice are investigations into the timeless and formless intelligence within nature, the ghost in the machine. No matter what is removed there will always be another layer of truth waiting to be revealed.

Previous exhibitions include Nothing Lost Westend Art Space, Melbourne, Bonaza (winner of the contemporary sculptors association award 2017) YSG Melbourne, Form-Formless Tacit Gallery, Melbourne and Sherbrooke Gallery (highly commended traditional Botanical), Melbourne.

Website: https://oliverashworth-martin.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/oliver_ashworthmartin

Oliver Ashworth-Martin


1986 Cotswolds, UK


2005-08 BA (Hons) Fine Art: Sculpture Cardiff School of Art & Design, UK

2004-05 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Stroud College, UK


2017 Sculpture Award 2017, Yering Station/Yarra Valley, Australia

2017 Behind the scenes, Gasworks Park Gallery , Australia

2016 Australia Wild, Sherbrooke Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2016 The Sacred, Aberglasney House Gallery, Wales

2016 Trinity, Stroud house Gallery, UK

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Works in progress, OTR Gallery, Australia

2017 Nothing Lost, West End Art Space, Australia

2017 Pathways, St.Michaels Gallery, Australia

2017 Musings of a journey man, Yering Station Gallery, Australia

2017 The Other Art Fair, The Facility Kensington, Australia

2017 Form-Formless, Tacit Contemporary Gallery, Australia

Artist Residency

2017 Off the Rails artist residency, three weeks, Dunkeld, Australia


2017 Winner of the Contemporary Sculptors Association Award, Bonanza, YSG, Australia

2016 Highly Commended Traditional Botanical, Australia wild, Sherbrooke Gallery, Australia


2008-14 Production Manager and collaborating artist at Tom Price Studios, UK


2017 ABC radio interview (October 2017), Australia

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