Born Taumarunui, New Zealand. 1963.
Currently based in Tasmania, Australia.
Marcus Tatton is a public space sculptor who brings inspiration from where he lives amongst the wild landscapes of Tasmania. Through his work Marcus explores the relationship between the natural and non-natural environments, how we humans interact with nature and the effect we have on the landscape.
Tatton has presented several solo exhibitions including ‘The Spirit Within’, Beaver Gallery, ACT 1996, ‘Monument to the Forests’, Object Galleries 1998, ‘Carved Interiors’, Handmark Gallery, Tasmania, 2000 and ‘The Wreckage Principle’, Cast Gallery, Tasmania, 2006. Tatton has also exhibited in ‘One Tree’, travelling exhibition in 2001, ‘Selected Works’, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, SOFA Chicago with del Mano Gallery in 2003, ‘Connections: International Turning Exchange 1995 – 2005’, Philadelphia, 2005 and Helen Lempriere Sculpture Awards in both 2006 and 2007. For his 2006 work Tatton was awarded with the Judges Encouragement Award. He has received the Montalto Sculpture Award in Victoria, the LANDCOM Sculpture Award at the University of Western Sydney and the Sydney Water Sculpture Prize for Environmental Sculpture. Marcus received the Curator’s Sculpture Prize at, Artscape Biennial, Byron Bay and The Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation Award at Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi 2010. In 2011 Tatton installed a firewood sculpture at Headland, Sculpture on the Gulf at Waiheke Island, New Zealand, where the work received the Westpac Merit award. That year he also installed sculpture in Cottesloe, Aarhus, Denmark and in Bondi Sculpture by the Sea exhibitions.
Tatton currently designs and produces public art works in Australia. These range from natural and industrial waste material constructions, to cast concrete and fabricated steel projects.. His largest sculpture was installed in June 2010 in the ACT, a 42m long corten steel ‘scraggle of old fence wire’ at the Canberra Arboretum entitled ‘wide brown land’. Tatton installed a 6m high stainless steel work ‘Sine Language’ in the brand new Kingston Learning Project in Tasmania in 2011 and recently completed a community consultation at Risdonvale near Hobart that culminated in a 6m diameter corten sculpture in the village.