MARK RODDA
FLORA WITH FAUNA
26 AUGUST – 19 SEPTEMBER 2015

MARK RODDA
Above the Dry Sea 2015
oil on ply
61 × 61 cm

MARK RODDA
Vacated Hut 2015
oil on ply
30 × 33 cm

MARK RODDA
The Byzantine 2015
oil on ply
30 × 33 cm

MARK RODDA
Rouge Deities 2015
oil on ply
61 × 61 cm

MARK RODDA
Siesta 2015
oil on ply
30 × 33 cm

MARK RODDA
Brier without Thorns 2015
oil on ply
61 × 61 cm

MARK RODDA
Slow Caravan 2015
oil on ply
30 × 33 cm

MARK RODDA
Nearing the Citadel 2015
oil on ply
61 × 61 cm

MARK RODDA
Full Moon 2015
oil on ply
30 × 33 cm

MARK RODDA
A Curative Cauldron 2015
oil on ply
61 × 61 cm

MARK RODDA
Makeshift Stronghold 2015
oil on ply
61 × 61 cm


In Flora with Fauna Mark Rodda has re-populated his formerly unoccupied landscapes. Animals, people, and creatures now reside in the hills, buildings, and ruins of his enchanted worlds. As the artist explains: “I felt like I was getting lonely in the studio and I needed to paint some friends. It is not clear what these creatures are up too, not even to me. Some are just sitting and waiting for something to happen, while others are in the act of completing a cryptic task.” Drawing on Persian, Chinese and pre-modern western painting, Rodda creates landscapes that are a fantastic blend of traditions and his own imaginings.

Born in Tasmania in 1973, Rodda has held over 16 solo exhibitions in Australia and New Zealand and has shown in group exhibitions and festivals internationally and around the country. He was a finalist in the Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2013 and in 2014 won the Glover Prize, Australia’s richest prize for landscape painting.