Merrian Dennis

"Gnarlbine Studio looks over Lake Gnotuk in Western Victoria, Australia. An inspiring landscape. My artwork reflects this rural volcanic landscape and the female form of the wide horizon. 

Birds, gum leaves, butterflies, beetles, rock formations, skylines and everyday objects are re-imagined. Friendly magpies visit while I work and tell me to paint our story."

Merrian Dennis, May 2019


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Exhibitions at Tacit include:

2022 Layered

2021 Dry Stone Walls, Part II & Dry Stone Walls, Part I


Exhibition history (selected)
2022 Layered, Tacit Art
Dry Stone Walls, Part II, Tacit Art
Dry Stone Walls, Part I, Tacit Art 
2019 Kitchen UtensilsTacit Art
2018 The Australian Kitchen, Arnold St Gallery, Bendigo
2012 Tarts of the Muffin World. Redbrick Gallery, Ballarat

2024 Vessels, The F Project, Warrnambool
2023 Artbox, Tacit Art, Melbourne
Open Studio, Peacock Hall, Camperdown
SUBSTRATE 23, Tacit Art, Melbourne
Arbor, Tacit Art, Melbourne
2022 TACIT Still Life Prize, Tacit Art, Melbourne
SUBSTRATE 22, Tacit Art
CrossXpollination, Red Rock Regional Art Gallery, Cororooke [Joint Winner, Tarndie Art Prize]
2021 TACIT Still Life Prize, Tacit Art, Melbourne 
2020 20[2020], Tacit Art, Melbourne
2019 Formative Landscapes, Kyabram Town Hall Gallery
2018 CrossXpollination, Red Rock Regional Art Gallery, Cororooke [People's Choice Award]
Revamp, Post Office Gallery, Ballarat
Scapes of the Land, Red Rock Regional Art Gallery
2017 Warrnibald/Archibool Portrait Prize, Warrnambool Art Gallery
Through the Looking Glass, Red Rock Regional Art Gallery
2016 Women’s Art Prize, The Artery, Warrnambool
Cultural Connections, Red Rock Regional Art Gallery
Cycle Evolution, Warrnambool Art Gallery
2015 Women’s Art Prize, Warrnambool
Biblio Art Prize, Blarney Books & Art, Port Fairy
2014 Biblio Art Prize, Port Fairy
Reconciling Earth, Courthouse Gallery, Port Fairy
Small Works Prize, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne
Small Treasures, The Artery, Warrnambool