Artist statement

During COVID-19 I used paint to record the new look of familiar places, fascinated by the novel quietness of the streets, the sparsely-peopled halls of the market and the revealed fluoro presence of construction workers and delivery riders who continue to work in this corner of the suddenly tranquil city.

About the artist

Toni Magor resides and works in the north of Melbourne’s CBD.

She started painting postcards while travelling overseas in her twenties as a way of sharing her experience with friends and family back home (in the days before smart phones!).

She has practised various other forms of painting and printmaking since then and recently rediscovered her love of watercolour as a means of exploring our city during the pandemic.

Photography by James Henry