Alice Martin


Within my body of work, I explore the interconnection of nature and the human form in relation to invisible illness. I delve into the notion of identity, stripping back the faces and human figures in the same way society strips those affected by invisible disabilities of their sense of identity. Inspired by classical baroque period styles, I aim to create visual beauty while in turn generating awareness of conditions like Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: “Myalgicencephalomyelitis… is a complex and disabling disease that affects many parts of the body, including the brain and muscles, as well as the digestive, immune and cardiac systems, among others. ME is classified as a neurological disorder by the World Health Organization.” – Emerge Australia*.


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Realistic painting of two hands with the right hand over the top of the left. They wear three rights on the top hand and two rings on the bottom. There are 4 bees on the top hand and two bees on their arm. Three bee are flying the the black background.

Kaori Suzuki | Yasuko Alcaino | Alice Martin | Lisa Wright | Mary-Lou Kitchen

Oceans Five

04 November — 10 December 2022