Words: Erin Irwin
MARS Gallery is winding up a successful year with an exciting new addition to their stable, the gallery announcing that artist Miranda Hine will join its lineup in time for Christmas.
Hine is a multidisciplinary artist who is currently focused on painting, with works that are informed by her museums research and curatorial practice. Her intimate works explore themes of categorisation and documentation, often recalling imagery associated with Old Masters and interrogating notions of objective truth.
Among the artist’s many achievements, she was the recipient of the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship Kangaroo Valley Recipient in 2022, was a finalist in the Wynne Prize and the Lethbridge Landscape Prize, and received a Highly Commended accolade at the STILL: National Still Life Award and the Clayton Utz Art Award. The artist has also exhibited across the country, and worked as a curator at the Museum of Brisbane.
Understandably excited by MARS Gallery’s newest member, Director Andy Dinan states that “at a moment in contemporary art where large, gestural painting is king, I was immediately struck by how refreshing Miranda Hine’s paintings are. Miranda is carving a place for herself as an artist, creating timeless paintings that hark back to the old masters with a fresh, contemporary twist. Her work will stand the test of time as a reflection of our lives”.
Hines’ first exhibition with the gallery is slated for May 2024, but her works will be available with MARS Gallery’s Christmas Catalogue from Friday 1 December.
This article was posted 23 November 2023.
Image: Miranda Hine in her studio. Courtesy: the artist and MARS Gallery, Melbourne.