Onespace is delighted to announce Marian Drew as a represented artist. Drew has sustained an illustrious career spanning four decades. Throughout her artistic journey, Drew has masterfully crafted photographs that blend intricate fictions with palpable realities, using her unique performative approach to reveal hidden narratives.
In today’s world, where smartphone photography has made images ubiquitous, Drew’s work becomes even more significant. She skilfully exposes the constructed nature of everyday realities, challenging viewers to question the authenticity of the images they encounter. Her ability to navigate the slippery realm of photography sets her apart, making her an artist of great depth and intrigue.
Drew’s artwork is highly regarded and can be found in prestigious collections such as the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Museum of Photographic Art in San Diego, the National Gallery of Australia, the Fonds National D’Art Contemporain in Paris, the Art Gallery of South Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, among others.
Her talent has been recognised on a global scale, as she represented Australia in Dubai Photo in 2016, Musée du Quai Branly’s PhotoQuai in Paris in 2011, the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China in 2010, and the First Asia Pacific Triennial in 1993.
Onespace Directors John Stafford & Jodie Cox state: “We are excited to be working with Marian following her exhibition “rock, fruit, flower” which premiered the artists’ venture into sculptural photography — defining a fresh contemporary trajectory for the artist.”