Marlene Houston is predominantly a sculptor working figuratively, interested in and focusing on the human condition. As a strong supporter of human rights, her work invariably takes inspiration from this perspective. Her work has always centred on the human form; abstracted and manipulated in an attempt to expose the inner dimensions of humanity and the forces exerted on them.
Houston likes to experiment in various mediums and frequently uses recycled elements in her work. This constant flow from one medium to another has seen her work made from varying materials such as bronze, aluminium, wood, glass, concrete and more recently paper.
Marlene is actively involved in the Newcastle art world and is employed at both Newcastle Art Gallery and Lake Macquarie Art Gallery where she works as an exhibit- ion installer, attendant and runs children's creative workshops.