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    01.04.20 Marina Strocchi in the 2020 Alice Prize

    Marina Strocchi has been announced as a finalist in the 2020 Alice Prize – National Contemporary Art Award with her work Blue Drawing. The Alice Prize is an acquisitive national contemporary art prize open to artists from around Australia working in any medium. Boasting a top prize of $30,000, this year’s award will be judged by Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia, Rhana Devenport. Winners will be announced at the opening on Friday 17 April.

    The Alice Prize – National Contemporary Art Award
    18 April – 8 June
    Araluen Arts Centre

    For more information, please click here. 

    Image credit: Marina Strocchi   Blue Drawing   2018   acrylic on linen   122.0 x 137.0 cm


    20.07.19 Marina Strocchi awarded Arts Fellowship through NT Arts

    Congratulations to Marina Strocchi whose application to the Arts Fellowship Program through the Northern Territory Government, has been approved. This program supports established Northern Territory based artists to undertake a sustained period of professional development or research to benefit their own practice and the arts and cultural development of the Northern Territory.

    Strocchi’s fellowship will be composed of three months of professional development in New York (including conferences and a presentation at NYU) and four workshops in the Northern Territory.

    Image credit: Marina Strocchi   Linework IV   2017   acrylic on paper on marine ply   59.0 x 79.5 cm


    05.04.19 Marina Strocchi in Art Monthly Australasia

    In the lead up to her new exhibition, Terra Firma, Marina Strocchi has been featured in the April issue of Art Monthly Australasia. Writer Chloe Wolifson has outlined Marina’s exploration of select motifs, colours and forms reflective of her time spent on a residency in Kangaroo Valley NSW.

    To read the article, please click here.

    Terra Firma
    Jan Murphy Gallery
    9 April – 4 May

    Image credit: Marina Strocchi   Eucalypts I   2018   acrylic on handmade Indian rag paper   55 x 75.5 cm


    16.11.18 Marina Strocchi in Fisher's Ghost Art Award 2018

    Marina Strocchi is a finalist in the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2018 at the Campbelltown Arts Centre. Strocchi was shortlisted for her work, The Escarpment – Kangaroo Valley 2018.

    With over $30,000 in prize money to be won across multiple award categories, the winners will be announced at the official opening on Friday 2 November 2018.

    Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2018
    Campbelltown Arts Centre
    3 November – 13 December 2018

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Marina Strocchi   The Escarpment – Kangaroo Valley   2018   acrylic on linen   122.0 x 153.0 cm


    11.10.17 Eutick Memorial Still Life Award 2017

    Marina Strocchi is a finalist for the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award 2017.

    The Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA) is a national still life painting award that offers a non-acquisitive first prize of $20,000. The 2017 award will again be judged by John McDonald, who has been principal judge since the awards inception. The winner will be announced on the opening night, Friday 10 November 2017.

    Eutick Memorial Still Life Award 2017
    Project Contemporary Artspace Wollongong
    10 November – 9 December

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Marina Strocchi   Sur la table   2017   acrylic on paper on board   60.0 x 80.0 cm


    09.09.15 Tattersall's Club Landscape Art Prize 2015

    JMG represented artists Robert Malherbe, Michael Muir and Marina Strocchi were all finalists in the 2015 Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize.

    Works from all finalists are now on display in the foyer at Waterfront Place 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane for a public exhibition until Friday 18 September 2015.

    Image credit: Marina Strocchi   Territoryscape   2015   acrylic on linen   65.0 x 100.0cm


    Survey Publication

    A soft cover book has been published alongside Marina Strocchi’s survey exhibition at Araluen Arts Centre, Marina Strocchi: A Survey exhibition 1992 – 2014.

    The book features essays by Sasha Grishin, Sioux Garside and Georges Petitjean.

    Marina Strocchi: A Survey 

    Publisher: Marina Strocchi, 2015
    Soft cover, 120 pp, fully illustrated, colour
    21.0 x 25.0 cm
    ISBN: 978-0-646-93372-6

    Available $35 + $10 postage & handling

    Please email the gallery or phone +61 7 3254 1855 to purchase this item.


    17.06.15 Marina Strocchi in Artlink Magazine

    Marina Strocchi’s survey exhibition, Marina Strocchi: A survey exhibition 1992 – 2014 at Araluen Arts Centre has been reviewed in the current issue of Artlink Magazine.

    Please click here to read the review.

    The exhibition is currently touring, opening on 19 June at Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre in Katherine, NT. It will then go on to Tennant Creek and Darwin.

    For more information please click here.

    Image credit: Marina Strocchi   The Chase   2013   acrylic on linen   56.0 x 65.0 cm


    08.04.15 Survey Exhibition at Araluen Arts Centre

    Marina Strocchi’s career has been recognised with a survey exhibition of her artworks from across a 22 year period.

    Marina Strocchi: A Survey exhibition 1992 – 2014 at the Araluen Arts Centre in Alice Springs is an exploration of Strocchi’s connection with the life and landscape of the Northern Territory where she has lived and worked for the past two decades.

    This survey presents a unique opportunity to view the development of Strocchi’s practice over the years as she continually gained further exposure to the vast amount of influences she draws upon when creating her art.

    An article on the exhibition was featured in Art Guide Australia. Please click here to read the article.

    The exhibition is on from 27 February – 12 April 2015 at the Araluen Arts Centre in Alice Springs, NT.





    26.11.14 Day Two: 12 Days of Christmas 2014

    Blue Canoes is an example of my recent work. It continues the theme of the organic lines and colours, working on a textured surface to create a vignette of my world on a particular day. I work from nature and man-made objects which dot the landscape. The selection criteria are based on shape and form. The intention is to create a structurally sound whole, and as Delacroix said: “a feast for the eyes.”

    Enquire to purchase via email: enquiries@janmurphygallery.com.au or call (07) 3254 1855

    Image credit: Marina Strocchi   Blue Canoes   2014   acrylic on linen   122.0 x 137.0 cm   $7,700


    Marina Strocchi's Studio

    Marina Strocchi’s Alice Springs based studio is in a purpose-built space behind the home she shares with fellow artist and painter Wayne Eager and their daughter. Alice Springs is the perfect home base for Strocchi’s exploratory trips into the desert – a constant inspiration.


    12.04.14 Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre

    Marina’s work is featured in upcoming exhibition Botanica at the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre. The exhibition showcases work by a selection of emerging and established artists from Darwin, Alice Springs and the Katherine region. The exhibition presents the work of artists whose imagery focuses on plant forms, native flora and the minutiae of their immediate environment. Curated by Cath Bowdler. Please click on this link for further information on the exhibition here.


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