Before & After – Mark Tweedie
Before & After is the new solo exhibition by protege artist, Mark Tweedie. The new works mark an intersection between Tweedie’s previous nostalgic figurative works and the influential field trips into remote landscapes that have had an impact on his practice. Visiting southern Tasmania, the Pilbara and Gascoyne regions, and Albany, inspired the intimate portraits of the land leaving a palpable sense of history in the beguiling and poetic landscapes. Collectively the monochromatic and exquisitely detailed works are character studies reflecting on the past, and the current relationship with nature and the environment.
“I found myself contemplating and anthropomorphising each location; wondering what it had witnessed, thinking about its past, and how its appearance has changed throughout time.” Mark Tweedie, 2020.
‘Before & After’ is Mark Tweedie’s second solo exhibition at Jan Murphy Gallery. Recent career highlights include being named a finalist in the John Stringer Art Prize (2020) and awarded a Highly Commended in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize (2019). He was the inaugural winner of the 2016 Tony Fini Foundation Artist Prize at the Art Gallery of Western Australia’s Black Swan Prize, and also a finalist in the 65th Blake Prize (2018) and the Kilgour Prize (2014, 2017, 2018). He has undertaken a number of residencies in the last few years including to Glaziers Bay, Tasmania (2018) and the Pilbara region in Western Australia (2019).