Ian Marr

A Roland for an Oliver
The Fluttering Airs
The Old Lie


Inscribed stone discs

Photos courtesy of the artist


Ian Marr, artist and letter-cutter

Ian spent his childhood at ‘Mount Murchison’ station outside Wilcannia and still works there and at his small farm in southern New South Wales, combining farm work and work in ink, watercolour, oils and stone inscription. He studied Australian local history at the University of Sydney, and undertook master classes in drawing and letter-cutting in Australia and the UK. His reading in history and literature has fed and inspired much of his inscriptional work, including three recent public works, the Dhurga Rock, an acknowledgement of Indigenous dispossession, in Ryrie Park, Braidwood; commemorative marker for the lost cemetery at the site of the Sydney Town Hall, and the Woden Floods Memorial. He is represented in public collections in eastern Australia and in Ireland, and has exhibited in over eighty solo and group exhibitions over the last forty years.


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