Marnie Gilder works from the idyllic surrounds of Angaston in the Barossa, South Australia. She grew up in Adelaide, going onto study a Bachelor of Visual Communication, before travelling overseas and living in Milan for a few years. After being exposed to the daily creative hustle of Milan, Marnie decided to focus on her painting practice, and upon returning to Australia started working full-time as an artist.
A decade on, Marnie continues to make art, though her practice has shifted slightly. After falling in love with her Grazier husband, and moving to a remote part of Gippsland on a sheep and cattle station, followed by motherhood, and eventually settling in the Barossa – Marnie decided a different approach to her work would better suit her new lifestyle. This is when she discovered screen printing.
Each of Marnie’s bold, geometric screen prints begins with paper cut outs assembled into various configurations. Once she is settled on the composition, the screen printing process begins.
Marnie’s works are inspired by the creativity of her children, and their boundless enthusiasm for the world. ‘I’m influenced by their stories, artworks and sculptures’ she says. Her home in the Barossa also offers a great creative backdrop. ‘The Australian landscape, the organic shapes and extraordinary colour palette are deeply mesmerising.’