Relationship to familiar place underpins my art practice with my daily walks providing a rich source of subject matter. Worn pavements, waterways, trees and plants are reminders of alternate measures of time and our connection to ancient, primordial histories. Materially, my work exploits layering, transparency and repetition. Traces of past marks create a visual palimpsest: a memento of everyday experience where nature, built environment and domestic routine converge.
Marina van Leeuwen is a West Australian visual artist working across oil painting, printmaking and drawing. She has a background in a range of creative industries and completed formal art study at North Metropolitan TAFE (2016) followed by BA (Hon) in 2019 from Curtin University.
Van Leeuwen exhibits regularly including Kolbusz Space, Studio Nyisztor and Lost Eden Gallery. Her work is held in institutional and private collections and she is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies including Printmakers Association of WA Graduate Award and MJAC Artist in Residence 2022.
Below is a selection of Marina's work as an artist.
2023 Topia, Lost Eden Creative, Dwellingup
2023 Every Day I am Here, Early Works, South Fremantle
2023 Paper, Nyisztor Studio, Melville
2022 Site Unseen, Early Works, South Fremantle
2022 Thursdays, Nyisztor Studio, Melville
2021 At Home, Kolbusz Space, East Perth
2020 The Patterning Habit, Lost Eden Creative , Dwellingup
2019 Between Two Points, Nyisztor Studio, Melville
2018 Double Brick, Goolugatup Heathcote Gallery, Applecross
2017 Graduate Show, SODA, Curtin University, Bentley
2017 Borders & Transitions, James St Light Lockers, Northbridge
2017 Cartography for the Foot Passenger, Another Project Space, Ashfield
2016 Danger: Hot Works, North Metropolitan TAFE, Northbridge
2022 Artist in Residence (May-July), Midland Junction Art Centre, Midland
2018 Artist in Residence, School of Art, North Metropolitan TAFE, Northbridge
2017 Graduate Award Residency, Another Project Space, Ashfield
North Metropolitan TAFE, Northbridge
I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land where I work and live, the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation, and pay my respects to Elders past, present, and emerging. I celebrate the continuing culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders of all communities who also work and live on this land.