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Gillian Appleby

New Zealand artist.
Oil on board and canvas.

Lived in New Zealand and UK. Part time art study in London through College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins.  A graduate of Ideas School (EIT Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand) in 2014.

Body of work stems from sourced, everyday photographs and departs into mixtures of fact and fiction.  Ongoing work seeking to create tensions between illustrative and material investigations around the figure and identity.

Works can involve the photograph as the starting point..frequently….the arrival can be a distant departure from this. More often the works are from fresh air.  Lives in Auckland.and Hawke’s Bay.

Showing work at: Tennyson Gallery, Napier. Red Peach Gallery, Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand.
Exhibited at: East 2016, (Hawke’s Bay) and Molly Morpeth Canaday Painting and Drawing 2015, 2017 and 2019.
Previously painting in the Contemporary Room in Hastings…2018.
Exhibition at The Grey Place, Ponsonby, Auckland in 2019.
Artist with Corban Estate Arts Centre-Auckland 2019-2020



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