Marina Lommerse

Biography

I received my MA (Design) from Curtin University and BA (Interior Architecture) from the University of Manitoba. I was born in England and have lived in Tanzania, Canada and the UK. I am based in Australia. As a conceptual artist, the context I work in informs the idea and medium. My experience in spatial design and theories about place making, community building and nature influence my paintings, murals and mixed media installations. I have received grants from the Australia Council for the Arts, the Department of Culture and the Arts, the City of Fremantle and Curtin University. My arts practice includes curating, educating and consulting. In 2001 I was a Finalist in the Australian Awards for University Teaching. I won a number of design awards in Canada and the UK for interior architecture projects.

Solo Exhibitions

2014
Sea Circus

Kidogo Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia

Group Exhibitions

2016
Public2016 Platform Urban Art Festival

The Language of Flowers \ Installation & Nest New Nomads \ Installation, Curated by FORM Curatorial Team, FORM Gallery, Claremont, Australia.

2015
Public2015 Salon

Curated by FORM Curatorial Team, FORM Gallery, Perth, Australia.

2015
Public2015 Urban Art Festival

Emus Fleeing \ Mural, Curated by FORM Curatorial Team, Fremantle, Australia

2012
An Interior Affair

Curated by Marina Lommerse et al for IDEA, FORM Gallery, Perth, Australia.

2010
Permeable Boundaries

Curated by Marina Lommerse & Dianne Smith, John Curtin Gallery, Perth, Australia.

2006
Riches of Isolation

Curated by Marina Lommerse et al, Salone Satellite, Milan, Italy and FORM Gallery, Perth, Australia.

2004
designXchange

Curated by Marina Lommerse, FORM Gallery, Perth, Australia.

Awards

2001
Finalist, Australian Awards for University Teaching

Commissions

2016
The Language of Flowers Chandelier \ Installation

2016
Fashion Meets Flowers \ Installation

2016 - 2017
Flora & Fauna of Bramley National Park \ Mural Series

2015
Emus Fleeing \ Mural

2015 - 2016
Carnaby's Food Forest \ Mural

Publications

2011
Designing Futures: A Model for innovation, Growth and Sustainability of the Craft and Design Industry

Marina Lommerse et al, Design Principles and Practices: an International Journal, vol 5, issue 4, pp. 385-404.

2014
M2 Models and Methodologies for Community Engagement

Edited Book by Marina Lommerse et al, Singapore: Springer.

2014
Perspectives on Social Sustainability and Interior Architecture

Edited Book by Marina Lommerse et al, Singapore: Springer.

2012
Interior architecture as an agent for wellbeing

Marina Lommerse et al, Journal of HEIA, Vol 19, No. 3, 2012. Pp. 2-9.

2009
Facilitating Cultural Transformation: Redefining Indigenous identity through architecture

Marina Lommerse, Proceedings Publication Cultural Crossroads: The 26th annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, pp 1-27.

2003
Raising Understanding of Indigenous Australian Culture through Creative Production in Interior Architecture

Marina Lommerse, IDEA Journal 2003, vol. 1, issue 4, pp.57-69.

Residencies

2017
Mountain Seas Arts Residency

During my residency I gathered materials on the island through sketches, colour studies, written material and photography. These will be used to develop a new body of landscape paintings.

Artist Statement

My work captures the essence of a place or idea through atmosphere, colour and storytelling. Theories about place making, community building and nature — as well as The Bauhaus and Impressionism influences my work. As a conceptual artist the context I work in informs the idea. My work includes paintings, murals and installations in paint and mixed media.