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Martine Emdur


Limited 2018 collection Editioned prints & multiples by leading Australian artists LIMITED Contemporary Editions is a Sydney based print studio presenting exceptional quality, archival limited edition reproduction prints from a collection of Australia’s most celebrated artists including John Olsen, Stephen Ormandy, Matthew Johnson, Alan Jones and Julian Meagher. We are also continuously working with new artists to present a dynamic selection of contemporary artworks. LIMITED Contemporary Editions works directly with artists to accurately colour match every fine art rendition, bringing the imagery of our most celebrated artists to the public in multiple form. Each artwork image is reproduced on the finest Hahnemühle archival etching paper using the highest quality, fade-resistant pigmented inks. Each print is hand signed and editioned by the artist to validate and authenticate the print. All works featured in this catalogue are copyright the artist, Martine Emdur. Published by Spitting Image.

Martine Emdur What could possess more elemental duality than water? It is the source of life and the prime force of nature, it is both sanctuary and menacing enigma. As a perpetual muse and technical challenge it is a subject that painter Martine Emdur can fathom in work after work. And with this she has created a unique continuum where the nuances of light, shadow, scale and protean buoyant movement become more palpable with each brush stroke and each new composition. Just as clouds disintegrate and re-form, water is in a continual state of renewal and restless movement. Into this realm Emdur plunges bodies and creates a subterranean theatre where silence replaces time and ambiguity is a constant. Living by the sea, painting the sea and submerging her models into the skin of the water she has endless patience for the gradations and the shifting mutability of her element: “With each painting I notice another detail letting me understand and further capture the subtleties.” Her work is not just (sea)scape. It is also portraiture, a highly original extension of the figurative into the abstract. The sea being the ultimate abstract field: a seamless realm of light and colour. It is also a treasury of metaphors and wishes. For this painter a body in water alone can signify “surrender, fluidity, calm” and the meeting of two bodies (which increasingly the new work explores). Anatomy in the picture conveys something more: union, erotic fantasy, tension. This work is highly sense based. It can make you shiver or melt or feel a very human vulnerability in the face of shadows, depths and uncharted perimeters. The sea embraces and engulfs and Emdur seeks to engage the eye in the same dynamic.

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Right: Fresh II, 2018 Archival pigment print on 300 gsm acid free cotton rag paper Image size 92 x 73 cm Edition of 30 AUD $1,600


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Radiant, 2018 Archival pigment print on 300 gsm acid free cotton rag paper Image size 92 x 78 cm Edition of 30 AUD $1,600

Right: Glide, 2016 Archival pigment print on 300 gsm acid free cotton rag paper Image size 73 x 91.5cm Edition of 30 AUD $1,600 4


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Chill 2017 Archival pigment print on 300 gsm acid free cotton rag paper Image size 61 x 110 cm Edition of 20 AUD $1,600 6


Honeymoon, 2017 Archival pigment print on 300 gsm acid free cotton rag paper Image size 73 x 91.5 cm Edition of 30 AUD $1,600

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Rose, 2016 Archival pigment print on 300 gsm acid free cotton rag paper Image size 73 x 91.5 cm Edition of 30 AUD $1,600

Right: Bliss, 2016 Archival pigment print on 300 gsm acid free cotton rag paper Image size 73 x 91.5 cm Edition of 30 AUD $1,600 8


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Centrifugal, 2013 Archival pigment print on 300 gsm acid free cotton rag paper Image size 53 x 1110 cm Edition of 50 AUD $1,500 10


Underwater Love, 2010 Archival pigment print, 300 gsm acid free cotton rag paper Image size 58 x 58 cm Edition of 20 AUD $950

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Linger 2010 Archival pigment print on 300 gsm acid free cotton rag paper Image size 52 x 90 cm Edition of 50 AUD $2,000 12


Martine Emdur SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2014 2013 2012 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997

Shimmer, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, NSW New paintings, Olsen Gallery, Sydney New paintings, Olsen Irwin, Sydney New paintings, Olsen Irwin, Sydney New paintings, Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne Small paintings, Olsen Irwin New works, Olsen Irwin Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney Linton and Kay, Perth Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne Art House Gallery, Sydney Art House Gallery, Melbourne Art Fair, Victoria Art Galleries Schubert, Gold Coast Art House Gallery, Sydney Art House Gallery, Sydney Art House Gallery, Melbourne Art Fair, Victoria Art House Gallery, Sydney Art House Gallery, Sydney Sapphire, Art House Gallery, Sydney Descent, Art House Gallery, Sydney Coasting Art House Gallery, Sydney Sanctum Art House Gallery, Sydney Global Gallery, Paddington, Sydney

2004 Christmas Show, Art House Gallery, Sydney 2003 Archibald Finalist, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney Ned Kelly Framed, Charity Auction, SH Ervin Gallery National Trust Centre 2002 The Kings School Painting Prize Flesh, Art House Gallery, Sydney 2001 Archibald, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Waverly Art Prize Kings School Art Prize Global 4th Anniversary Exhibition, Global Gallery, Sydney 2000 Melbourne International Art Fair, Art House Gallery Kings School Art Prize SCEGGS Redlands Art Prize Salon de Refuses Mosman Art Prize Waverly Art Prize 1999 Kings School Art Prize Waverly Art Prize Mosman Art Prize Tap Gallery, Sydney Art House Gallery, Sydney 1998 Art House Gallery, Sydney Art House Gallery, Sydney Red Global Gallery, Sydney Landscapes Art House Gallery, Sydney Flow, Global Gallery, Sydney 1997 Kevin Brennan, Bondi Pavilion, Sydney

AWARDS SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2017 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2005

Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach County Convention Centre, Florida Summer theme and variations, Olsen Irwin Sydney Contemporary, Olsen Irwin stand Melbourne Art Fair, Tim Olsen Gallery stand Wattle: Australian Contemporary Art, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong Salon des Refuses, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney Inaugural Exhibition, Reis Gallery Singapore Christmas Exhibition, Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne Linton and Kay, Perth Hong Kong Art Fair, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong Portia Geach, Finalist

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Winner, Kings School Art Prize and Peoples Choice Award Local Subject Prize, Waverly Prize Highly Commended, Waverly Prize People’s Choice, Kings Prize Highly Commended, Waverly Prize SCEGGS Redlands Peoples Choice Award People’s Choice, Waverly Prize Local Subject Prize, Waverly Prize People’s Choice, Kings Prize 2nd Peoples Choice Awards - Tap Gallery

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PRESS 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1998

Domain, 26 February Wentworth Courier, November 5 The Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum November 8-9, “Up Close” Yvette Alcott 2003 The Sydney Morning Herald, ‘Exhibitions’ November 8-9, Lenny Ann Low Wentworth Courier, November 5 Sun Herald, “Metro” December 8 SMH, “The weeks Best”, Ed. Richard Jinman December. 6-12 Art Monthly Australia, “Artnotes NSW”, Courtney Kidd, Dec. #156 The Daily Telegraph, “What’s on, Elizabeth’s Best”, Elizabeth Fortescue Dec. 21 The Weekend Australian, “Painters make work of art”, Sophie Toomey Sep 7-8 S Magazine, “ On the waterfront”, Maria Lum, July 2001 Artist Magazine “ Class Act – 2001 Archibald Prize Finalists”, Terri Dodd The Sydney Morning Herald, “Domain”, Melissa Penfold 31 August The Sydney Morning Herald, “Metro”, Courtenay Kidd, 8 September The Sun Herald, September The Wentworth Courier 23 August The Daily Telegraph 30 August page 95 The Sunday Telegraph, Richard Zachariah, 3 September 2000 The Big Issue “Image Makers”, Chris Boyd 4- 19 September 2000 Australian Coastal Style “ Dive In”, September/ October 2000 Sydney Morning Herald, Sebastian Smee, November 1999 Sydney Morning Herald, “Metro”, Richard Jinman, November 1999 The Sunday Telegraph, Melissa Hoyer, 25th October 1998 The Sun Herald, “What’s on this week” Jane Hampson, 25th October Sydney Morning Herald , “Domain”, Melissa Walker Smith October 22nd 1998 Wentworth Courier, Janise Beaumont Australian Artist Magazine, October 1998

TELEVISION 2000 1998 1998

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Arts Diary ABC ABC “Snapshots”, Art House Gallery, Sydney Fox Lifestyle Program

Stealing Joy, 2010 Archival pigment print on 300 gsm acid free cotton rag paper Image size 90 x 81 cm Edition of 60 AUD $1,600 30% of the proceeds from the sale of this limited edition print will go to Breast and Surgical Oncology at the Poche Centre, Sydney.


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Martine Emdur

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LIMITED Martine Emdur 2019 Catalogue  

Limited edition fine art prints by Martine Emdur, LIMITED Contemporary Limited Editinos

LIMITED Martine Emdur 2019 Catalogue  

Limited edition fine art prints by Martine Emdur, LIMITED Contemporary Limited Editinos