Into the blue


Artist Martine Emdur captures on canvas the otherworldly beauty of the water 

If you were to spot a school of bobbing heads in the waters of Sydney’s North Bondi, diving into the depths, dodging waves and swimming in formation, you might think you’d sighted a particularly plucky aquarobics class. In fact, it’s celebrated artist and Bondi local Martine Emdur at work, accompanied by friends, neighbours, strangers and anyone else prepared to swim out beyond the flags to be photographed under the sea. At once eerie and peaceful, her paintings, inspired by Karl’s photos, are evocative studies of the ever-changing world that lies beneath the surface. READ MORE