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ARTS WRITING

Martina has significant experience writing and researching contemporary practice for artists, galleries and media.
She is a freelance writer and editor, offering professional assistance to artists working on profiles, proposals and applications.

enquiries please contact martina copley

 

ACADEMIC WRITING PROJECTS

2012
a fictional history of drawing
text images

2013
I hear voices...

2013
The Pairs
constellation and nothingness as thoughtforms

2013
three songs

 

PUBLISHED WRITING

2014
Foyer, focus, fire, Bridie Lunney, Pheonix Foyer Commission, 82 Flinders Street, Melbourne, 2014.

2013
Gloria Stern, exhibtion catalogue, Artman Gallery, Melbourne.

2012
Self Species, Ruth Johnstone, Josephine Kuperholz, Heather Shimmen, IMPRINT Magazine, Vol. 47, No.3, Sept/Oct, 2012, p.24.

Onlooker, Jarek Wojcik, exhibition catalogue, Catherine Asquith Gallery, Melbourne; The Melbourne Review, Visual Arts, 08, June, p.42.
Un:Sighted, exhibition catalogue, Louise Blyton, Tim Gresham, Emma Langridge, Troy Mendham, Lynette Smith, Peter Summers, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne.

2011
…time and place, Melanie Fitzmaurice, Jarek Wojcik, Kate Briscoe, exhibition catalogue, Catherine Asquith Gallery at Korean Art Fair 2011, Korea.
Anna Caione, Coperta, exhibition catalogue, Catherine Asquith Gallery, Melbourne.

2010
A Silver Lining: FRAMED – The Darwin Gallery, Interview with Director Anne Phelan, Art Monthly Australia, November.
The gold in the shadow, exhibition catalogue, Irene Wellm - Her fragrant frown, Catherine Asquith Gallery, Melbourne.
The Sprawling Mechanism of Millieu, Something in the Air, 27 Gipps Street, Melbourne.
An Unshaped World, Judy Holding, exhibition catalogue, Framed Gallery, Darwin; 45 Downstairs, Melbourne.
Cadence, meter, measure and swing - Tim Craker, artist website.

2009
Beginning in the middle… a conversation between curator, Martina Copley and artists, Rhett D’Costa and Robin Kingston, Exhibition catalogue, Plays and Wins: The Time It Takes, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Victoria.
Exhibition catalogue, Books… beyond words, Artist’s Books Award Exhibition, East Gippsland Regional Gallery, Victoria.

2008
The Walk Project, Insite Magazine, May-June, pp.7-8.
Judy Holding, exhibition catalogue, Beaver Galleries, Canberra.

2007
Education Kit, Plays and Wins: The Time It Takes, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Victoria.
Cadence, exhibition catalogue, WALK, National touring exhibition. Peter Corbett, Vicki Couzens, Brian Laurence, Jan Learmonth, Carmel Wallace, John Wolseley, Ilka White.
Noise, exhibition catalogue, Artefact, City Museum at Old Treasury, Melbourne.
Clearings, Colin Batrouney, Josephine Kuperholz, Dena Lester, Danielle Thompson, Lisa Tomasetti, exhibition catalogue, Gallery 101, Melbourne.
It doesn’t matter where they come from… Rhett D’Costa & Robin Kingston, exhibition catalogue, Possible Words, Switchback Gallery, Monash University, Churchill, Victoria.

2006
Clearsoundings – Titania Henderson, exhibition catalogue, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne.

2005
Translation, exhibition catalogue, Gallery 101, Melbourne.
Veneer, review, un Magazine, February, Melbourne.

2004
Not a Review, a Reminiscence, in Formation and Form: West Space 1993-2003, West Space, Melbourne.
Compendium, exhibition catalogue, ICON Museum of Art, Deakin University, Melbourne.

2003
A photograph - Kim Lawler, profile essay, Adelaide Festival.
The Museum Aesthetic, exhibition catalogue, Gallery 101, Melbourne.

2002
A spectral blush - Cassandra Laing, exhibition catalogue, Melbourne University Gallery & Helen Gory Galerie website.
An Architecture of Skin, Robert Bridgewater, exhibition catalogue, Niagara Gallery, Melbourne ArtFair 2002.
Keeping Rooms: Ideas in Space, essay, Contemporary Sculptor’s Association Newsletter, July.
Louise Harper Recent Sculpture, review, Monument, 48, June/July, p.109.
The Verge, CSA Sculpture @ St Kilda Botanic Gardens, exhibition catalogue, St Kilda, Melbourne.

2001
The Ship’s Wake - Peter James Smith, Underlapping Science, exhibition catalogue, Gallery 101; Melbourne & Michael Nagy Fine Art; Sydney, Australia.
Terrain - Peter James Smith, The Cinematic Trace, exhibition catalogue, Auckland, New Zealand.
49th International Biennale of Venice, review, Contemporary Sculptors Association News, No.4, September.

1999
Melbourne Biennial, review, MESH, Experimenta Media Arts Magazine & Web Site.

1997
Roundness, exhibition catalogue, Stop 22, St Kilda, Melbourne.
Red, exhibition catalogue, West Space, Footscray, Melbourne.

 

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