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A chat with prolific Australian artist Marty Baptist at in his St Leonard’s studio space.

 

Marty Baptist doesn't just take things at face value. He's all about observing the daily grind and creating a whole lot
of loud artwork that adds some commentary to it with his dark sense of humour. His art (and studio) is a colourful
spectrum of shades, peppered with hilarious pop culture references. His work has been exhibited across Australia,
New Zealand and Japan and he's been featured in the likes of Monster Children, Oyster and Frankie. Marty's next
solo exhibition, Other Voices, will be held at China Heights in March 2015. Art aside, he's also just an all round top 
guy with a cool little colour-filled studio space. Thanks for letting us visit Marty!

 

MARTY BAPTIST SHARES HIS TOP LOCAL TIPS

WHERE DID YOU GROW UP AND WHERE DO YOU CURRENTLY CALL HOME?
I was born Queensland, Australia but call Sydney my home.

THE BEST THING ABOUT THE LOCAL AREA THAT YOU LIVE IN?
Having just about everything at my fingertips.

 

MARTY'S TOP LOCAL TIPS:

1. FAVOURITE SPOTS FOR A COFFEE OR BREAKFAST
PCP - Paramount Coffee Project

2. FAVOURITE PLACES TO SHOP
The Sydney art store

3. FAVOURITE SPOT FOR LUNCH
Rockpool Bar & Grill

4. FAVOURITE WAY TO SPEND A SUNNY DAY
Swimming at parsley bay (Hightide )

5. YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE TO WATCH THE SUN GO DOWN
Bondi cliffs

6. FAVOURITE SPOTS FOR DINNER OR DRINKS WITH FRIENDS
The Old Fitzroy pub

7. FAVOURITE LATE NIGHT VENUE
My studio

8. FAVOURITE LOCAL SUPPLY FRAMES
Back-on-Black

CAN YOU DRAW THEM FOR US?

ANYTHING YOU'RE EXCITED ABOUT AT THE MOMENT?
Mark Gonzales’ new book. The release of Bob Dylan's legendary 1967 sessions with The Band.
And painting pictures for my upcoming show at China Heights early next year.

Marty's solo exhibition 'Other Voices' is coming up at China Heights on 27 March 2015. 

Check out Marty's website for details: http://www.martybaptist.com

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November 17, 2014