Lot 405 - Joanna Whittle - Major Oak Grotto
Ink on Paper
A6 (15 x 10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on verso
Joanna Whittle studied at Central Saint Martins and Royal College of Art. She has had solo exhibitions at Agnews (London) and the Museum of London, whilst taking part in numerous group exhibitions including, since 2018, Sidney&Matilda Gallery and Bloc Projects (Sheffield), Collyer Bristow and Herrick Gallery (London) and Portico Library Gallery (Manchester). Her work has also been exhibited in John Moores Painting Prize (2018), and Royal Academy (2019). In 2019 she was joint winner of the Harley Open Prize and Winner of the Contemporary British Painting Prize, exhibiting at The Huddersfield Art Gallery and ASC Gallery (London). In 2019 she was selected for the Freelands Artist Programme, a funded residency, working with the Freelands Foundation(London) and Site Gallery (Sheffield). In 2020 she was awarded Arts Council funding for her project ‘Between Islands’ which included working with the Portland Collection and Welbeck Estate which culminated in a solo exhibition at the Harley Gallery (Nottinghamshire). She was also the winner of the New Light Prize Exhibition Valeria Sykes Award. In 2021 she exhibited in 'Heavy Water' at Site Gallery as part of the Freelands Artist Programme residency.
Central Saint Martins-BA (Hons) Fine Art (Painting), Royal College of Art, MA Fine Art (Painting)
SELECTED AWARDS (19/20)
2020 - New Light Art Prize, Winner of Valeria Sykes Award
2019 - Contemporary British Painting Prize Winner
2019- 2021 Freelands Artist Residency (Site Gallery, Sheffield)
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS /P|ROJECTS (RECENT)
2020, Between Islands, (Arts Council funded) Solo exhibition, Harley Gallery, Welbeck Estate, Nottinghamshire
Numerous Group Exhibitions (between 2021-2018): Cello Factory (London), Collyer Bristow Gallery (London), Site Gallery (Sheffield), Herrick Gallery (London), Bloc Projects (Sheffield), Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool, John Moores Painting Prize), Royal Academy (Summer Show), Tullie House Museum (Carlisle) , Scarborough Museum & Arts Gallery, Biscuit Factory Gallery (Newcastle), Linden Hall Studio (Kent), Sidney& Matilda (Sheffield), Greystone Industries (Suffolk), ASC Gallery (London), Jugg Art Foundation (Suffolk), Portico Gallery (Manchester), Kelham Island Museum (Sheffield), Spot Korin (Tyoko), AirSpace (Stoke), Rise Art (London)
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Two postcards, 'Alone Tent' and 'Wreathed Tent' are both studies for new paintings and paintings in themselves. I often paint on postcards as I love the ephemeral nature of them; the lightness in your hand and the ideas of other places. The detail and time spent creating them contradicts the nature of this ephemera. I love how they then become weighted with the paint applied to them so that they exist as objects of transience and devotion simultaneously. The third postcard of 'the Solemn Tree ' is a sketch of the Major Oak in Sherwood Forest which is thought to be between 800-1100 years old. This acts as another layer of weight (and time) laid down on the postcard.
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