Natalie Martin


Art Local Opening Night

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Here’s a few snaps of the opening night of Art Local at Ocean Grind. The turn out was huge and it was so amazing to see our local community support the event.

23 artists contributed work, with 56 works hung.

It takes more than a village to pull this kind of thing off, and an enormous amount of work behind the scenes. I couldn’t be happier with how it all came together, and hoping that this might just be the first of many.

The show continues until 20th April, 2019.

Geoffrey Carran and his boy Finley, with myself, standing in front of his beautiful work ‘Rose Robin’ (left) and Raphael Buttonshaw’s work ‘All in’ (right)

Geoffrey Carran and his boy Finley, with myself, standing in front of his beautiful work ‘Rose Robin’ (left) and Raphael Buttonshaw’s work ‘All in’ (right)

Art Local

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I have teamed up with Torquay coffee roaster, Ocean Grind to create a group art exhibition in their roastery cafe. Opening 12 April and running through until 20 April, the curated selection celebrates a diverse array of established and emerging Surf Coast artists.

Join us for the opening night event, 12 April from 5-9pm.

Corner Store Gallery - Works on Paper Show

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I am very excited to have a new original painting in the Corner Store Gallery’s group show “Works on Paper”. Opening this Friday night, 16th November the works are currently on view on their online store.

This piece has quite the story. I submitted it for consideration into the show and on Halloween of all days, it got completely ruined by a vase toppling over and smashing on my desk. **Ghosts?!**. I was quite devastated as I had really enjoyed painting this piece, so what was left to do but start painting it again? I spent the evening reworking it, using the ruined one as a reference. I didn’t want to recreate it exactly as I think that can effect the overall quality of the work. The next day I found out it had been selected! So had to confess it what I had submitted was destroyed but am working on a replacement.

Below is the piece that is on show at the Corner Store Gallery. I can’t make the opening, but if you happen to be around in Orange, NSW, please drop in!

Corner Store Gallery
Works on Paper
Nov 14, 2018 – Nov 25, 2018
Opening Night Friday Nov 16
382 Summer Street, Orange, NSW

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Retirement Party!

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Yep, it’s real. 30% off ALL limited edition prints to celebrate the retirement of my older collections. I still can’t believe I’m doing this 🙈 I’ve marked which prints are retiring on my site, in the product description. Basically anything created before 2015. This will be your last chance to grab these particular prints before they head off for golf and mai tais. All the others wanted to join in on the party too so I said why not?! Every order is going to get extra pressies too 💕🕺🏽🍾 *Limited time only. Ends midnight AEST Monday 11th June, 2018. Discount applied at check out. While stocks last. This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer.

Surf Coast Arts Trail

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This coming weekend, the 12th and 13th of August is the annual Surf Coast Arts Trail. It's a weekend where the local artists and craftspeople throw open their studio doors to the public and invite you in.

My studio is located at Ashmore Arts, stop 22 on the map. Ashmore Arts is a highlight of the whole trail as you get to visit such a large and broad range of artists in one place, including Rowena Martinich, Geoffrey Carran, Takeawei Ceramics, Pete Cromer, Mark Trinham, Bombora Custom Furniture, Glenn Romanis, Glen Hunwick, Nathan Patterson, Kathryn Junor, Simply Forged, Form Concrete Artisans, Leighton Edwards and Metal Monkey Knives.

Last year was my first Arts Trail. I had only had my studio at Ashmore Arts for about a month and I didn't know what to expect. I had such an incredible weekend meeting and chatting with people who had traveled from near and far to visit. I was blown away with the response.

I will have prints, originals, cards, gift wrap and a few other bits and pieces for sale. Eftpos will be available on the day.

Fingers crossed for sunny weather!

Ashmore Arts
55B Ashmore Rd Torquay
12-13th August, 10am - 4pm

Find out more details here. Or download the trail map here.