Mark was active in the Australian art scene, as artist, writer, curator, gallery director. He gave support to many established and emerging artists through his involved in the Midsuma cultural program, leadership on gallery boards and recently his involvement in the Curve Gallery in Newcastle. Always a pleasure to work with and with subtlety Mark was able to combine textiles and fine art with finesse. Mark’s presence would fill a room and transformed many a dinner party into a hoot.
Mark graduated from RMIT with a MA Fine Art by Research in 2000, and spent the more ten years working across a number of institutions including Monash University, RMIT University [Fashion] and [Art] and Victoria University. Mark has an extensive exhibition history including Ian Potter Museum at Melbourne Uni, NGV Fed Square, Sutton Gallery, and QUT Gallery in Brisbane, along with a number of commissioned public art projects. His recent work was some of his best.
Here's a link to the review I wrote of his exhibition Trouble Set Me Free.
Google Analytics has shown that by the 13 February 2014, 2011 people had read this blog post, which shows how much Mark was loved and respected. There is still no news as to why he died suddenly, but he did have many health complications that may have been a contributing factor.