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Veronica Holland Exhibition

Sunday 21 October 2018, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm



Veronica HollandI have always painted and have been painting professionally for about 40 years and I like to make people laugh.I have had many group and solo shows in galleries in Melbourne and have work in collections in New York, Hong Kong and London, as well as gracing the walls of many more local homes. This exhibition showcases my most recent work of Digital Montages.

 I have a random collection of photographs from travelling, photos of familiar objects and places and images from advertising, graffiti, the internet, Old Masters and my own paintings. These form the basis of my new work.  I have been developing these intricate digital montages which have up to 150 layers of images which sometimes explore the history and state of the world and sometimes deconstruct it.

The finished pieces have multiple layers, literally and figuratively. There is a juggling of spaces and deliberate confusion between positive and negative space. There is a comic/visual tension between historical gravitas and slightly bonkers modern. They are fascinating to create as they are a sort of stream of consciousness over which I have little control. I do not know where they come from or how they evolve!

They are also fascinating for the viewer to explore and get lost in; They are labrynthine works, vaguely inspired by medieval tapestries and sabotaged by the absurdist juxtaposition of disparate images in a Weird Where’s Wally World. The pieces seem to draw the viewer in as they see more and more and make connections.   They range from Romantic and Lyrical to the Seriously Silly. I hope you enjoy them. ⚊⚊⚊   Veronica Holland 2018

Veronica Holland lives and works in Christmas Hills, a bush haven on the edge of the Yarra Valley. Her paintings are large and colourful, and can be dynamic or gently whimsical. They are fun, and generally make people smile. She calls her work ‘Art to Live With”, as the paintings can cheer up a dull day! She mainly paints people being people, but has been known to do the odd landscape. Many of the titles are a play on words… a glimpse into a parallel universe!



Sunday 21 October 2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Jan Neil – Curator