Martin Bell at Australian Print Workshopedit
Martin Bell ‘s exhibition Do Androids Dream of Catching Butterflies,
…you didn’t tell me there was an Android on this Mission!! is on view now at Australian Print Workshop until 3 August 2019. Curated by APW Director Anne Virgo OAM, the exhibition is planned in collaboration with the National Gallery of Australia and made possible by the generous support of The Collie Print Trust.
This is the second of a series of exhibitions by the four artists who participated in French Connections. Martin Bell’s work is a reflection on the projects themes – the interplay of natural history, the history of science, empire, art and anthropology as it relates to early French exploration of Australia and the Pacific. During the 2018 research study trip to France, APW and the Artists had privileged access to study rarely seen and highly significant collections in leading museums that has informed and inspired the production of an exciting new body of work in the print medium.
Image 1: Martin Bell in front his the lithograph Demisticity Science and the Alien. Image courtesy Australian Print Workshop