LANDshapes is my response to exploring the affected and affective nature of encounters with place through a considered and emotive material response; I am not interested in replicating the landscape around me but let it in through thoughts and the edges of my vision, until the paintings find their own life and direction, separate from but informed by their initial inspiration.
Mahala Magins is an emerging artist based in Bangalow, Australia. She completed her Bachelor of Visual Art at Southern Cross University in 2006. Since graduation Magins’ continues to be shown and represented in various local and national group shows, including being twice selected for The Portia Geach Memorial Award, The Gold Coast City Art Award and most recently the Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize with her portrait of art collector, June Blanchett. And in 2013 Magins’ undertook a residency at the Baer Arts Center in Skagafjordur, Iceland.