“As artists, we often become obsessed with different mediums and styles. At the current time, my obsession is miniatures”. Meeting History in Miniature by Childers based artist, Marilyn Murray, follows on from her successful
exhibition Memories in Miniature at Gatakers Arts Space. With no work larger than 8.9cm x 6.4cm, this display of 100 framed paintings takes the viewer on a visual tour of South East Queensland.
In her delightful style, Murray depicts meeting places she has come across in her travels around regional Australia in her caravan. Since Covid-19, these travels have become more localised, but that has not stopped Murray in finding inspiration in the landscapes she encounters. Country churches, community halls, pubs, old picture theatres have all been immortalised in these beautifully executed miniatures. “In this day and age, with much of our social interaction being on-line, I fear the joy of interacting with our local communities is being lost. My wish for this exhibition is that it triggers fond memories of community get-togethers in these buildings, such as Weddings, Christenings, 21st Birthdays, and other significant life moments”.
Marilyn Murray, Childers Grand Hotel Front Door (detail), 2020, acrylic, 6.4 x 8.9cm