to May 19

Hong Kong Affordable Art Fair

Holly will be exhibiting with the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London & New York.

Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong returns for its seventh edition in May 2019, HKCEC. Over 115 local and international galleries will showcase a stunning collection of fresh and affordable contemporary artworks, priced between HK$1,000 and $100,000, to help you bring your home to life!

At Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong we help people fall in love with hand-picked affordable art. Join us for a fun day out with family and friends filled with an array of inspiring, interactive and educational arty activities. With everything from traditional ink painting, abstract canvases, stunning sculptures, editioned prints and eye-catching photography, you can find an artwork to suit every space, taste and budget.

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Expo Drive
Wan Chai
Hong Kong

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to May 5

Auckland Art Fair 2019

The Cloud, Auckland Waterfront

“We are delighted to announce the 41 galleries from across New Zealand as well as Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Shanghai, Jakarta, Rarotonga and Santiago, that will participate in the 2019 Edition of Auckland Art Fair.”

Black Asterisk is an Auckland dealer gallery with two floors of the finest contemporary art from New

Zealand and around, situated in the heart of the uptown art district.

Over the past 7 1⁄2 years Black Asterisk has firmly established itself as an important and well-loved gallery, exhibiting challenging and progressive contemporary New Zealand art.

Situated on Auckland’s busy Ponsonby Road, Black Asterisk offer their own beat to the heart of Auckland’s uptown art scene.

The Asterisk makes a valuable contribution to visual art in Auckland, and New Zealand, with their unique and consistent overall aesthetic, through a small and carefully chosen group of represented artists. Holly Zandbergen and Hannah Melville are two such artists they are proud to feature at Auckland Art Fair 2019.

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10:00 AM10:00

Tai Tapu Garden Tour Exhibition

Alongside an impressive permanent collection of New Zealand Sculptors at the Tai Tapu Sculpture Garden, award winning photographer Emma Bass and painter Holly Zandbergen are joining together to present a collection of work   'Imperfect' and 'Compositions of Nature' to Christchurch. 

Photographs and paintings will be for sale at the event.

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to Jul 18

Holly Zandbergen: Compositions Of Nature

London, New York, Toronto, Seattle and Timaru are just some of the places Holly Zandbergen paintings have been shown since she graduated from the Dunedin School of Art in 2013 and immediately headed for the United Kingdom.

And she’s worked hard for her international success. While based in London, working as an au pair, the 26 year-old who is originally from Timaru, continued to paint, entering her work into various competitions, winning awards – notably the Best Young Artist award at the National Open Art Competition in London in 2015 – and being shown at various galleries, including a solo show for the ‘River Series’ at the Graham Hunter Gallery in London. Crucial exposure which bought her to the attention of Rebecca Hossack.

Hossack has two galleries in London and one in New York, in addition to being a regular on the international art fair circuit. Signing with Hossack in 2016 has meant that Zandbergen has gained an impressive amount of offshore exposure for such a young artist.

Proving that talent and tenacity really are a winning formula. Zandbergen who returned to New Zealand in 2016 is now based in Christchurch where she continues to paint and exhibit. Her most recent body of work ‘Compositions of Nature’ will have its first showing at Black Asterisk from June 14th to July 18th.

Landscape has been Holly Zandbergen’s painterly preoccupation over the last few years. Mountains iced with snow, tumbling, murky bodies of water, verdant tracts of native bush and the most recent iteration, flowers in her mother’s garden.

Working in oils and using the impasto method, Zandbergen layers her paint on, she says, by instinct rather than eye, though quite often uses photographs as her starting point. However, the paintings aren’t about capturing a moment in time preserved in its actuality by a photograph, but consolidating the wholeness of her subjects, across the day and the seasons, capturing the ever changing light and shadow, be it on a mountain or a corner of a domestic garden with its cacophony of colour.

Abstract her paintings may be but the subject matter is always instantly recognisable, both visually and viscerally. Lush, richly textured and full of movement, her paintings capture and reveal the essence of her subject matter rather than its specificity allowing the viewer to bring their own experience to the act of seeing.

“Holly employs her technique with skill and intent, each stroke, rhythmic and self informing. She has the ability to pull you deep into the story but to then bring you up from the depths of paint, so you and your eyes rested upon a scene, serene and of the moment. You will be forever captured by its simplicity.” - Graham A. Hunter, Graham Hunter Gallery, London, 2016

Preview: 6:30pm 14th of June 

Show runs until 18th of July 

Address: Black Asterisk Gallery, 10 Ponsonby Road, Auckland, NZ

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to Jun 10

VEFA 2018

The Vauxhall School Exhibition of Fine Art (VEFA) is held every two years and is the school’s major fundraiser. VEFA celebrates the vitality and vibrancy of the arts and the flow-on benefits art provides our children and community.  Since its inception in 2007 by artist parents at the school, VEFA has grown into a popular art event supported by New Zealand artists and enjoyed by thousands of visitors from all over Auckland. 

We are thrilled to welcome many leading artists back to VEFA this year including Rob Tucker, Derek Henderson, Michel Tuffery, Reuben Paterson, Hayley King (Flox), Jenni Stringleman, Cathy Carter, Kiya Nancarrow, Greer Clayton, Ray Haydon, Anna Stitchbury, Matt Payne, Simon McIntyre, Bronwyn Abbott and John Parker as well as many other popular and emerging artists. VEFA 2018 will boast a large and diverse collection of artistic genres including glass, ceramics, sculpture, weaving, photography, paintings and more – all of which are available to purchase throughout the event.  The proceeds (less the artist commission) go directly to the school. Entry to the exhibition is free, and the wide range of art and pricing offers something for everyone.

Where: Vauxhall School, Morrison Ave, Devonport, Auckland , NZ

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to May 6

Context New York

Art New York, presented by Art Miami, returns to Pier 94 from May 3-6 offering noteworthy and fresh works by important artists from the contemporary, modern, post-war and pop eras, featuring paintings, photography, prints, drawings, design and sculpture.  

The 2018 edition will see over 85 international contemporary and modern galleries from 30 countries come together to represent over 1,200 artists including CONTEXT, a platform for a selection of new and established contemporary galleries to present emerging, mid-career and cutting-edge talent. 

Art New York begins with an elegant, invitation-only VIP Preview event benefiting the Joe Namath Foundation and the Hope for Depression Research Foundation. The special preview offers collectors, art advisors, curators, and media the opportunity to examine and acquire the finest works available in the market before the fair opens to the public that evening.  

Art New York offers all Frieze VIP cardholders and TEFAF VIP cardholders complimentary admittance to the fair.

Holly will be showing work with Rebecca Hossack Gallery.


Pier 94
12th Avenue at 55th Street
New York, NY 10019

Fair Hours:

  • Thursday May 3 : 5pm-8pm

  • Friday May 4 : 12pm-8pm

  • Saturday May 5 : 12pm-8pm

  • Sunday May 6 : 12pm-6pm

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to Oct 30

Art Toronto 2017

Show History

Founded in 2000, Art Toronto is Canada’s international contemporary and modern art fair, located at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in the city’s downtown core. Providing unique access to the Canadian art market, the fair is one of the most important annual art events in Canada. Now in its 18th year, Art Toronto presents important artwork from leading Canadian and international galleries combined with PLATFORM, our engaging series of lectures and panel discussions from prominent art world figures, curated projects, an extensive VIP Program, and top-tier cultural offerings throughout the city.

City of Toronto

As Canada’s cultural capital, Toronto is host to a diverse, cosmopolitan and sophisticated arts and culture community. The city is an important hub for theatre, performing and visual arts, with more than 125 public and commercial art galleries and museums. A nexus for theatre and filmmaking, Toronto boasts the world’s third most extensive English-language theatre offerings after New York and London and hosts the Toronto International Film Festival, North America’s largest and most important annual film event.

Toronto is home to Canada’s largest collecting institutions and exhibiting spaces, including the much celebrated Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Textile Museum of Canada, Gardiner Museum and the internationally acclaimed contemporary art exhibition space The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.

It is recognized as one of North America’s wealthiest cities as well as being considered one of the most diverse in the world. It is home to Canada’s highest income neighborhoods and boasts an engaged and supportive community of arts patrons and professionals.

Cultural amenities abound in this stunningly multicultural metropolis, which claims a population of just over 6 million, making it the fifth largest city and the fourth largest economic centre in all of North America.

Holly Zandbergen showing with the Rebecca Hossack Gallery.

Art Toronto
Informa Canada
20 Eglinton Ave. W., Suite 1200
PO Box 2055

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to Sep 20

LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair, 2017

Since its inception in 2009, the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair has grown to become a foremost international showcase for art and antiques, as well as one of the most prestigious events on the London social calendar.

It’s one of only two yearly events to grace the beautiful Berkeley Square. At the heart of the modern, cosmopolitan city yet steeped in historical resonance, the location could not be more fitting.

100 exhibitors present work from across the art, antiques, design and decorative arts spectrum. Including jewellery, furniture, carpets, tapestries, antiquities, clocks, ceramics, silver and fine art, authenticity is assured thanks to a 70-member specialist committee pre-vetting everything on sale.

With prices ranging from £500 to £500,000 and above, sought-after pieces appeal to both the established collector and first-time buyer alike. A unique stage that welcomes visitors from across the world, the fair blends eclecticism, artistry and hospitality in perfect measure. An esteemed occasion, and a door to an intriguing world.

Holly Zandbergen showing with the Rebecca Hossack Gallery.

Berkeley Square, London

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to Sep 30

I Sit In The Blue Of The Hills

'A painting to me is primarily a verb, not a noun, an event first and only secondarily an image.' – Elaine de Kooning

Holly Zandbergen's landscape paintings, whilst reflecting on particular moments in the natural world, are also informed by a sense of the present moment, its changeability and possibility.

Depicting the Southern Alps of her native New Zealand through confident impasto - thick layers of oil paint built up with a palette knife -  Zandbergen’s works resonate with frenetic energy. Each mark on the canvas reveals a different momentum in her application. As striations of pinks, reds and yellows intermingle with a naturalistic palette of whites and blues, Zandbergen’s practice reveals the multiple workings of a human response:

'Painting is a personal act that works to understand the subject. Whether the subject be that of the internal world of the artist or a literal form of the external world, it is the very translation of thought to form that ignites life within the painting.  As an artist, I wish to use the paint as a medium to explore this kindred connection that exists between the mark and intention.' – Holly Zandbergen

The exhibition will feature ten major works, which draw on the imagery of award-winning New Zealand photographer and environmentalist Craig Potton.

Zandbergen was shortlisted for the New Zealand Art Show Emerging Artist Award, and went on to exhibit at the National Open Art Competition at London's Royal College of Art. There she was selected for the Prudential Best Young Artist Award. In 2016, one of her works was selected for the Columbia Threadneedle Exhibition, and toured to Florence's Palazzo Strozzi. I Sit in the Blue of the Hills will follow an exhibition of Zandbergen's work at the Seattle Art Fair and precede a presentation of her work at Art Toronto.

Opening night: 6-8pm Tuesday 5th of September

Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery

28 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 2NA



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to Aug 6

Seattle Art Fair 2017


The Seattle Art Fair is a one-of-a-kind destination for the best in modern and contemporary art and a showcase for the vibrant arts community of the Pacific Northwest. Based in Seattle, a city as renowned for its natural beauty as its cultural landscape, the fair brings together the region’s strong collector base; local, national, and international galleries; area museums and institutions; and an array of innovative public programming. Founded in 2015 by Paul G. Allen, the Seattle Art Fair is produced by Vulcan Inc. and Art Market Productions. 

CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle

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to Jul 30

Holly Zandbergen: Terrain

“Painting is a personal act that works to understand the subject. Whether the subject be that of the internal world of the artist or a literal form of the external world, it is the very translation of thought to form that ignites life within the painting. As an artist, I wish to use the paint as a medium to explore this kindred connection that exists between the mark and intention.”

Holly Zandbergen returned to her hometown of Timaru after two years in London. Gaining considerable recognition in the United Kingdom, particularly for such a young artist, Zandbergen was the recipient of the Prudential Best Young Artists Award in the National Open Art Competition at the Royal College of Art.

In 2013, Zandbergen graduated from the Dunedin School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Arts. Zandbergen held her first solo exhibition in London last year and the exhibition Terrain at the Aigantighe Art Gallery is her first solo exhibition at a public art gallery in New Zealand.

Zandbergen has been given permission to use photos by the pre-eminent landscape photographer and conservationist Craig Potton, as a source for her painting.

Terrain will run in conjunction with this year's Adam Portraiture Award at the Aigantighe Art Gallery in Timaru. 

Opening night 5:30pm Friday 16th June.

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to Apr 29

Source: Reflections on Water

'It is the world of water, where all life floats in suspension; where the soul of everything living, begins; where I am indivisibly this and that; where I experience the other in myself.' - Carl Jung


As mist or ice, a wave or brook, a bowl full of goldfish, a pool or a droplet, rivers, vases, splashes, bubbles: there is nothing else in the natural world as varied as water. It can be clear and shallow, or deep and impenetrable. It can restore and destroy. It can transform and be transformative, yet simultaneously reflect a natural continuity. In its various states, water has long preoccupied the painters and sculptors of the Western and non-Western artistic canons, revealing itself to be as spiritual as physical, a vessel through which emotional and intellectual ideas are expressed.


The Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery continues this tradition, presenting a group exhibition which celebrates water's disparate forms. The display will include a new aquatic-themed bookshelf print from Phil Shaw, large-scale oil paintings by Emma Haworth, embroidered work by Rose Blake and an op-art interpretation by David Whitaker (1939 - 2007). Roy Wright will be represented by a charcoal river drawing, which will be joined by new work by Esther Nienhuis and Sheila Clarkson. The gallery will also be showing a selection of new artists, including New Zealander Holly Zandbergen with her impasto oil series on Antarctica and Marine Crosta's ocean-themed tondi. Joining the display of Western artists will be a collection of Aboriginal canvases from the central Australian desert which depict water dreamings.


With the exhibition celebrating water's diverse manifestations through a variety of media, the theme of water ultimately serves to reveal the multiple workings of a human response, its possibility and flexibility. 

2a Conway Street, Fitzroy Square,
London W1T 6BA, UK

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to Apr 7

ZAFAA 2017

The Zonta Club of Ashburton in partnership with the Ashburton Art Gallery present a new Canterbury focused all female art award. 42 entries in a variety of disciplines are included in the ZAFAA (Zonta Ashburton Female Art Award) 2017. This award seeks to raise the status of female visual artists working in the wider Canterbury area and acknowledges excellence in emerging and mid-career female artists as well as providing a platform for female youth.

Zonta International strives to empower women worldwide by improving the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at global and local levels through service and advocacy. This exhibition reflects Zonta’s vision by recognising the artistic accomplishments of women who are actively contributing to and shaping our art scene and creating a bold and diverse future for the arts in Canterbury.

Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday: 10am - 7pm


327 West Street


New Zealand


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to Dec 23

Wilderness - Reading The Landscape

1 - 23 December 2016

Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery 

28 Charlotte Street, London

“We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.” – Henry David Thoreau

Holly Zandbergen’s paintings of New Zealand’s contours and edges are firmly rooted in the figurative tradition. And yet her confident mark-making, through impasto layering of oil paint, reveals the multiple workings of a human response. As unexpected veins of bright hues intermingle with a more organic palette, each mark on the canvas reveals a different momentum in Zandbergen's application. Her record of the physical world around her is a highly personalised vision – one that is changeable and multifaceted.

The Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery’s December exhibition explores different personal responses to landscape. Joining Zandbergen’s reflections on the wild, Laurence Jones will be represented by his studies of edgelands where man has left a distinct imprint. His focus on hyper-modern buildings results in richly-layered images combining elements of both artifice and reality.

Esther Nienhuis’ Saudade series draws upon direct emotional response to setting. Painting soft horizons through rain-drop covered windows, each work is suffused with a sense of longing and nostalgia for the occluded road ahead.  Dr. Phil Shaw will be represented by his new Truth in Black and White with Some Grey Areas, featuring titles such as ‘The Mountain of Truth’, ‘The Ocean of Truth’ and ‘The Truth About Global Warming’, all representing our appropriation of the natural world and desire to understand it.

More figurative appreciations of the natural world will be reflected in Roy Wright’s charcoal drawings of London parkland, joined by Sheila Clarkson’s pastel works of forest pools, where working in white on black, she picks out the light’s scintillations. Both revel in nature’s intricacy, the delicate balance of its structures.

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to Jul 24

Columbia Threadneedle at the Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

In an unprecedented exchange, over half of the works selected for The Columbia Threadneedle Prize exhibition at Mall Galleries in February 2016 are touring to Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, the city’s largest temporary exhibition space, for a special four-week exhibition opening in July 2016, allowing many more thousands of visitors to enjoy the work selected for this year's Prize.

- See more at:


The Columbia Threadneedle Prize: Figurative Art Today

1 to 24 July 2016


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to May 29

Auckland Art Fair


“The 2016 edition of Auckland Art Fair demonstrated a commitment to professionalism in an airy, well laid out and light-filled venue known as The Cloud, located on the edge of downtown Auckland’s scenic harbour. The presentations, which allowed visitors to sample some of the strongest works currently being produced in the region, were also cognizant of the larger international context in which most of the artists operate. Overall the fair offered a mix of intimacy, approachability and confidence, which bodes well for the future of the event as a leading fair for the region.” 

Gregory Burke, former Director of Govett Brewster Art Gallery, now Executive Director and CEO of Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Canada writing for Art Asia Pacific

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to Apr 17

Holly Zandbergen: The River Series

Holly Zandbergen made a real splash at last year’s National Open Art Competition. She is an exciting artist, attracting much attention from galleries and collectors. Holly brings the full weight of her process and expression to bear in her paintings. She remains open to the discoveries to be found in the bold application of oil paint on canvas but is always mindful and poised to employ a more delicate brush stroke. It is her ability to mould abstract formations into deeply intimate, significant, figurative depictions that seems to strike a sensory chord with the viewer.

“I want to saturate the viewer’s emotional subconscious with these vivid river paintings. To feel the currents, murkiness and heaviness of the water pressing against ones legs. These are the times of a miraculous past, where the river gave us excitement, joy and a place to escape”

 – Holly Zandbergen

“Holly employs her technique with skill and intent, each stroke, rhythmic and self informing. She has the ability to pull you deep into the story but to then bring you up from the depths of paint, so you find your eyes rested upon a scene, serene and of the moment. You will be forever captured by its simplicity.”

-Graham A Hunter

The Graham Hunter Gallery is delighted to present Holly Zandbergen “The River Series” her first solo exhibition.


March 15th - April 17th, Opening Reception: 6-8pm Wednesday 16th March

The Graham Hunter Gallery

81 Baker Street, London W1U 6RO

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to Feb 20

The Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2016

The Columbia Threadneedle Prize showcases the very best in new figurative and representational art. This year, in a further exciting new development, work selected by our selectors could be on exhibition in both London and Florence.

In an unprecedented exchange, many of the works selected for the Columbia Threadneedle Prize exhibition at Mall Galleries, London in February 2016 will be invited to go on tour to Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, the city’s largest temporary exhibition space, for a special four-week exhibition opening in July 2016.

The Selectors

This year’s international panel of selectors includes artist and writer David Dawson, Director General at Palazzo Strozzi Arturo Galansino, Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum Dr Tim Knox, Arts Journalist Emma Crichton-Miller and Director of Mall Galleries Lewis McNaught.

Exhibition open
3 to 20 February 2016

Daily 10am to 5pm (closes 1pm on final day)

Mall Galleries, The Mall, SW1

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to Nov 15

Wimbledon Open Studios

Wimbledon Art Studios is a well established vibrant hub of contemporary art and twice a year opens its doors for a four day ‘Open Studios' art show. At the show the public are invited to come and buy directly from the artists. It’s an ideal opportunity to view their latest work and to buy the work commission-free.

A wide variety of work is available across many disciplines including: painting, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, photography, printmaking, picture framing and furniture design - there is something of interest for everyone.

The last Open Studios art show attracted over 4,000 visitors, some regulars but many new people promising to return for the next show. It is the largest single site Open Studios Art Show in Europe.

Wimbledon Art Studios
10 Riverside Yard
Riverside Road
SW17 0BB

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to Nov 1

The National Open Art Competition 2015

The National Open Art Competition is administrated by the Chichester Art Trust a registered charity whose aim is to provide a truly open and fair platform for all UK and the Republic of Ireland artists to exhibit, sell and promote their work through the medium of an annual National Open Art Competition with well respected judges producing exhibitions which are shown in London, Chichester and other venues around the UK.

The National Open Art Awards for 2015

NOA15 Best Young Artists Award sponsored by Prudential - £5,000 - Holly Zandbergen - 'Emergence'


21st October - 1st November

The Royal College of Art, London 

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to May 31

Creekside Open 2015 selected by Lisa Milroy

A.P.T is a registered charity that encourages participation in the visual arts through creative practice, exhibitions and education.Located in South East London, A.P.T supports an exceptional resource and facility for artists and the wider community.With the provision of secure studios and high quality exhibition space as a cornerstone, A.P.T aims to foster an environment where creativity may flourish, forging links and collaborations with other professional bodies both locally, nationally and internationally. 

This is the sixth time that we have run the biennial competition since the inaugural competition in 2005. This year A.P.T celebrates its twentieth anniversary and the CREEKSIDE OPEN 2015 is one of a number of events that we will be holding this year to mark this achievement. Since its inception the Creekside OPEN has become one of London's foremost open competitions for visual artists.

7 to 31 May 2015
Exhibition open | Thursday to Sunday from 12noon to 5pm

A.P.T Gallery
Harold Wharf
6 Creekside

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