Marsha’s designs have been commissioned for metal wear, educational learning materials and costumes for dance ensembles.
Marsha Hall, a Thanakwithi woman, was always artistic and creative but it was never something a young woman from Napranum ever thought she could rely on as a profession.
Much has changed since then and she has explored new techniques and mediums to produce some creative pieces of art. Inspired by the five clan groups of the Weipa region, Marsha’s work adopts an abstract angle.
Her latest work utilizes a new contemporary colour scheme, much different to her previous traditional natural ochre hues. In the past, animals from the Western Cape were the main sources of iconography in Marsha’s work, where they were encapsulated in all their essence by her sharp eye and attention to detail. Marsha’s designs have been commissioned for metal wear, educational learning materials and costumes for dance ensembles.
Emerging from a decisive design background is a subtle new freedom of expression that is contemporary and unrestricted. With a softer colour scheme and a more flowing hand, Marsha’s work entices whilst standing confidently against all others.