False Ornithologies & Unnatural Histories – Martin King

This exhibition presents recent work by Melbourne artist Martin King, encompassing drawing, etching, neon and animation.

Closing weekend: 12 & 13 March, 12pm – 5pm
Drawing in Focus event in partnership with Adelaide Perry Gallery: Saturday 12 March 2pm – 5pm

Martin King’s masterful, large-scale drawings invite us to step into other worlds. As a child, King recalls being captivated by the mystique of the lyre bird, its elusiveness and beauty of its tail feather display lending it a mythical status.  In this mini-survey exhibition of the Melbourne artist’s work, it features prominently as part of King’s personal iconography alongside layered references to art and natural history that explore our complex relationship with the natural world.

Exhibition dates: 12 February to 13 March, 2022

Artist talk: Sunday 27 February, 2pm
Free admission, bookings required

images: Martin King, Anthropocene Equation, Hoodwinks and Lyres 2017, graphite on drafting film, neon light, 130 x 160cm. Courtesy of King Street Gallery, Sydney & Australian Galleries, Melbourne.
Martin King, Unnatural History 2020, graphite, watercolour, oilstick on drafting film and paper, 125 x 185cm. Courtesy of King Street Gallery, Sydney & Australian Galleries, Melbourne.