Marianne Courtenay is an Australian artist best known as a printmaker, specializing in limited edition collagraph, woodblock and digital prints. Marianne also makes two and three-dimensional sculptural assemblages and mixed media works.
Marianne has taken part in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally for over 30 years. Her work is represented in the national collection of the National Gallery of Australia and as well as in other Australian public and corporate collections and in private collections across Australia, in the UK, the United States, Japan and Europe.
My on-going preoccupation is with our relationship with the natural world. What's ephemeral, how things transform, and what endures. The sense of great age and past histories woven into the land. The natural cycles of seasons, birth, ageing and decay – the traces of the past left on the present. What we see and what we fail to notice.