A Sense of Place and Time features paintings and drawings created by Maryanne Wick during her time living in Spain from 2017-2019. Based on ancient Iberian artefacts unearthed from the archaeological site of Cerro de las Cabezas (‘the Hill of the Heads’), her series of still life compositions reveals the beauty of imperfection created by the impacts of time. Maryanne Wick is a visual artist born in Sydney, Australia and now based in the Macarthur region. Graduating from the National Art School in 2001, she left Sydney in the same year to live and work as an artist in South Korea and China. The five years immersed in North Asian art and culture, and her travels since, have proved invaluable to her practice and continue to influence her work today. ‘My work aims to capture a sense of place through the still life subject. This series is about capturing a sense of place based on the impacts of time. From the origin of each artefact, through its discovery, excavation, restoration and display, I like to think that these works are the next step in the artefact’s journey’. Exploring the diversity of the still life subject and following the different paths along which the subject can take her, Wick accepts that her compositions will always be evolving.