Jun
17
Aug 1

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.

Jun
26
Jul 2

The Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia

The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia is the UK’s largest and most established art and antiques fair, taking place annually in June at London’s iconic Kensington Olympia Exhibition Centre.

Celebrating its 45th year in 2017, The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia is recognised as one of the most prestigious and established fairs in the UK, and an annual destination for over 30,000 discerning and sophisticated international visitors.

160 of the world’s finest specialist dealers are showcased here, presenting a wider choice of high quality, vetted art and antiques than any other fair in the capital. Featuring an eclectic mix of pieces drawn from antiquity to the present day, and with prices ranging from £100 to £1 million, Olympia is renowned as an unmissable event for private collectors, art industry professionals, dealers, property owners and interior decorators.

Offering a unique and luxurious cultural experience against the elegant backdrop of Olympia National Hall, the fair includes a glamorous Preview Day, late-night openings, Champagne Bar, a stimulating events programme and a VIP charity night, and is firmly established as a prestigious highlight of London’s summer calendar.

Mary Claire Boyd, Fair Director, The Art & Antiques Fair at Olympia, comments:

“The Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia is London’s original, quintessential art and antiques fair. Over four decades since the event was founded, we continue to pride ourselves on offering a wider choice of high quality, vetted art, antiques, furniture and collectibles than any other event in the capital.”

The fair is organised and run by Clarion Events Ltd in addition to the annual Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia at the end of October.

 

"Douglas Glacier," oil on canvas, 120 x 150cm, 2017 and "Ramsay Glacier", oil on canvas, 120 x 150cm, 2017 will be exhibited with the Rebecca Hossack Gallery. 


Apr
5
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

http://www.rebeccahossack.com/exhibitions/168/overview/

Mar
4
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

ASHBURTON ART GALLERY

327 West Street

Ashburton

New Zealand

 

Dec
1
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.

http://www.rebeccahossack.com/exhibitions/156/overview/

Nov
17
Nov 24

Big Little Things

The Great Small Art Group Show

Holly Zandbergen, Tony Lane, Laura Williams, Michael Springer, Hayley Theyers, Patrick Tyman

 

Black Asterisk Gallery

10 Ponsonby Road, Auckland

Jul
1
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: http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/columbia-threadneedle-prize-palazzo-strozzi#sthash.5R7DjXei.dpuf

 

The Columbia Threadneedle Prize: Figurative Art Today

1 to 24 July 2016

 

May
25
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

http://artfair.co.nz

Mar
15
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.

Exhibition:

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

The Graham Hunter Gallery

81 Baker Street, London W1U 6RO

Feb
3
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

Nov
12
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
London
SW17 0BB

Oct
21
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'

Exhibition: 

21st October - 1st November

The Royal College of Art, London 

May
7
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
Deptford
London
SE8 4SA