WILLIAMS, Dr Martin

Martin, born in Scotland, led a rewarding business life in marketing and advertising in Europe and Australia to which he came in 1981. Based on his award winning communications work with companies such as Apple and Microsoft he authored text “Interactive Marketing” and gained a doctorship from Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM). In 2008 he parlayed this into an academic career spanning 18 years, while regularly attending at Bondi/Waverley Art School and since 2005, The Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School.

Martin turned to art full time when he graduated from National Art School 2022.  As a narrative artist, influenced by Picasso, de Chirico, Francis Bacon, and the colour work of both Diebenkorn and Hockney, Martin has always been fascinated by the tales of Scottish romantic poet Robert Burns, so in his painting the perspectives viewers can hold in visual stories that convey human experiences and aspirations are top of mind. Martin’s sculpture arguably also follows a figurative genre, where he has found a unique medium through which he is able to give physical form to the emotions and struggles depicted in the narrative of the subject at hand. His dual culturally-influenced art, aims to be read across time, in different languages, and often inculcates an element of surprise. He is a keen entrant to competitions; Martin was a finalist in the bi-annual TOM BASS PRIZE for Figurative Sculpture 2022; for painting The Gallipoli Memorial Prize 2023, and The Clyde Art Prize 2023 and 2024 and winner of the Sculpture Society Woolloomooloo Australian Bronze Prize 2023.

1966-1967 Lauriston Hall, Cambridge Footlights Exhibition. Edinburgh Festivals.
1968/9  “Ygorra Magasine” cover designs, and publicity for Glasgow Students Charities Appeal
2005  “Bondi Artists” Joint Exhibition at Gallery Ray Hughes.
2007/08/09 Tom Bass Studio Sculpture School Joint Exhibition.
2009 Bondi/Waverley Palette Group Auction Show.
2010 Bondi Art School Joint Summer Exhibition.
2011 Tom Bass Studio Sculpture School, Joint Exhibition, Directors’ Prize.
2015 Sculptors Society, Concourse Chatswood ‘Horse and Warrior’ after Marini.
2015 Tom Bass Studio Sculpture School, Joint Exhibition, Certificate of Recognition ‘Horse and Warrior’ after Marini.
2017 Tom Bass Studio Sculpture School Joint Exhibition, Directors’ Choice’.
2019 Al Nassar Marble Sculptor School at TBSS
2020 Sculptors Society, Incinerator, Willoughby  ‘Exuberance’, and ‘Waiting for Rosalie Gascoigne’ Bronzes.
2021 National Art School Residency, Hill End, January.
2022 Residency Hill End. Group show Hill End, ‘NAS Hillenders,” February.
2022 Finalist Tom Bass Bi-annual Prize. Juniper Hall, Sydney. Bronze, ‘Waiting for Rosalie Gascoigne’.
2022 Tom Bass Studio Sculpture School Joint Exhibition, Highly Recommended.
2022 Sculpture in the Garden, Mudgee, October, Joint Exhibition, ‘Exuberance #2’.
2023 Sculpture Society, Joint Exhibition August, Incinerator Willoughby. ‘Head of Atilian’ marble, and ‘Lyinin’ marble.
2023 Finalist Clyde Art Prize “NAS Chapel Blues, The Trinity #2.”
2023 Finalist Gallipoli Memorial Art Prize “Defences of Middle Head”
2023 Winner Sculpture Society (NSW) Australian Bronze, Woolooomooloo, February.
2023 Sculpture in the Gardens, Mudgee ‘Breaking the Waves,’ October.
2023 Sydney Wearable Art Prize Eco Warrior, finalist ‘Sea Bubble’ Enmore Theatre, in cooperation with Felicity Heffernan, November.
2024 Finalist Clyde Art Prize.
2024 Nine Australian Artists in France a Joint exhibition at Ambush Gallery, Sydney.

Address: 61/29 Carabella Street, Kirribilli NSW 2061 Australia
Mobile: +61 414011948
Research: Toth, Z., Biggemann, S., & Williams, M. 2022.
Unintentionality in market shaping – A multiple case study of touring exhibitions from New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Industrial Marketing Management 103:117129 10.1016/

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Biography

Martin, born in Scotland, led a rewarding business life in marketing and advertising in Europe and Australia to which he came in 1981. Based on his award winning communications work with companies such as Apple and Microsoft he authored text “Interactive Marketing” and gained a doctorship from Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM). In 2008 he parlayed this into an academic career spanning 18 years, while regularly attending at Bondi/Waverley Art School and since 2005, The Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School.

Martin turned to art full time when he graduated from National Art School 2022.  As a narrative artist, influenced by Picasso, de Chirico, Francis Bacon, and the colour work of both Diebenkorn and Hockney, Martin has always been fascinated by the tales of Scottish romantic poet Robert Burns, so in his painting the perspectives viewers can hold in visual stories that convey human experiences and aspirations are top of mind. Martin’s sculpture arguably also follows a figurative genre, where he has found a unique medium through which he is able to give physical form to the emotions and struggles depicted in the narrative of the subject at hand. His dual culturally-influenced art, aims to be read across time, in different languages, and often inculcates an element of surprise. He is a keen entrant to competitions; Martin was a finalist in the bi-annual TOM BASS PRIZE for Figurative Sculpture 2022; for painting The Gallipoli Memorial Prize 2023, and The Clyde Art Prize 2023 and 2024 and winner of the Sculpture Society Woolloomooloo Australian Bronze Prize 2023.

1966-1967 Lauriston Hall, Cambridge Footlights Exhibition. Edinburgh Festivals.
1968/9  “Ygorra Magasine” cover designs, and publicity for Glasgow Students Charities Appeal
2005  “Bondi Artists” Joint Exhibition at Gallery Ray Hughes.
2007/08/09 Tom Bass Studio Sculpture School Joint Exhibition.
2009 Bondi/Waverley Palette Group Auction Show.
2010 Bondi Art School Joint Summer Exhibition.
2011 Tom Bass Studio Sculpture School, Joint Exhibition, Directors’ Prize.
2015 Sculptors Society, Concourse Chatswood ‘Horse and Warrior’ after Marini.
2015 Tom Bass Studio Sculpture School, Joint Exhibition, Certificate of Recognition ‘Horse and Warrior’ after Marini.
2017 Tom Bass Studio Sculpture School Joint Exhibition, Directors’ Choice’.
2019 Al Nassar Marble Sculptor School at TBSS
2020 Sculptors Society, Incinerator, Willoughby  ‘Exuberance’, and ‘Waiting for Rosalie Gascoigne’ Bronzes.
2021 National Art School Residency, Hill End, January.
2022 Residency Hill End. Group show Hill End, ‘NAS Hillenders,” February.
2022 Finalist Tom Bass Bi-annual Prize. Juniper Hall, Sydney. Bronze, ‘Waiting for Rosalie Gascoigne’.
2022 Tom Bass Studio Sculpture School Joint Exhibition, Highly Recommended.
2022 Sculpture in the Garden, Mudgee, October, Joint Exhibition, ‘Exuberance #2’.
2023 Sculpture Society, Joint Exhibition August, Incinerator Willoughby. ‘Head of Atilian’ marble, and ‘Lyinin’ marble.
2023 Finalist Clyde Art Prize “NAS Chapel Blues, The Trinity #2.”
2023 Finalist Gallipoli Memorial Art Prize “Defences of Middle Head”
2023 Winner Sculpture Society (NSW) Australian Bronze, Woolooomooloo, February.
2023 Sculpture in the Gardens, Mudgee ‘Breaking the Waves,’ October.
2023 Sydney Wearable Art Prize Eco Warrior, finalist ‘Sea Bubble’ Enmore Theatre, in cooperation with Felicity Heffernan, November.
2024 Finalist Clyde Art Prize.
2024 Nine Australian Artists in France a Joint exhibition at Ambush Gallery, Sydney.

Contact

Address: 61/29 Carabella Street, Kirribilli NSW 2061 Australia
Mobile: +61 414011948
Research: Toth, Z., Biggemann, S., & Williams, M. 2022.
Unintentionality in market shaping – A multiple case study of touring exhibitions from New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Industrial Marketing Management 103:117129 10.1016/

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