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Holly Anderson

Holly Anderson works with painting to investigate sensory experiences with light and landscape. In continual reference to the bathers and sunlit subjects of romantic Australian landscape painting, various ways sunlight might accentuate the limits of perception or describe a strange permeability of the lit world are tentatively explored.  

She has exhibited across Australia with recent exhibitions at Museum of Brisbane (2022), Firstdraft (2021) and Outerspace (2018, 2020, 2022) among others. She has been a finalist in the JADA Prize (2022), Brisbane Portrait Prize (2022), The Redland Art Award (2022), NEAP (2021) and the Clayton Utz (2019) among others. Her work is held in the collection of Museum of Brisbane, Grafton Regional Gallery, Gadens Brisbane and various private collections. In 2017 she completed a BFA with Honours at the Queensland College of Art in Meanjin, Brisbane where she now teaches sessionally.

Represented by N.Smith Gallery


Upcoming exhibitions: 

2 March - 29 March 2024, The light inside a grid, solo exhibition at N.Smith Gallery, Sydney

Recent Exhibitions

16 January - 16 February 2024, N.Smith Gallery Summer show, Sydney

23 September - 29 October 2023, Mosman Prize finalist exhibition, Mosman Gallery, Sydney

23 September - 20 October 2022, Blue Sun/white shadow, public work commissioned for Judith Wright Centre, OuterSpace Gallery

September - November 2022, JADA Prize finalist exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery

October 2022, Brisbane Portrait Prize finalist exhibition, Brisbane Powerhous

19 June 2021 - March 2022, City in the Sun, Museum of Brisbane

14 July - 20 August, 2021, Circling the Sun, Firstdraft, curated by Tim Marvin, Sydney

13 November - 22 December 2021, TWENTY, Mitchell Fine Art, Brisbane

5 November - 2021, National Emerging Art Prize Finalists exhibition, Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney 

1 - 22 November 2021, The Brisbane Club, Collectors exhibition

14 August, Sensory Landscapes: Drawing workshop with Holly Anderson, Caboolture Regional Gallery

9 July - 7 August, 2021, SnapshotOuterspace, Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane. 

November 30, 2020 - 18 April, 2021, public installation in the Hutton Lane Lightboxes, Brisbane City as part of Sunny Side Up, curated by Sarah Thomson and Alex Holt

November 16, 2021, Drawing Invisible: Plein Air drawing class, workshop held in conjunction with Sunny Side Up exhibition, supported by Arts Queensland and Brisbane City Council

May 2, 2021, Sure Studio launch exhibition, curated by Laura Thomas, Sure Studios, Brisbane. 

May 1-30, 2020, Small Acts, group exhibition at Innerspace Contemporary Art, Brisbane

February 2-15, 2020, Time and Place, AIRspace, group exhibition at Metro Arts, curated by Courtney Coombs, Brisbane

January 24-Feb 6, 2020, Boiling Point, group exhibition at The Third Quarter, Brisbane

August 9-28, 2019, Bikini Body solo exhibition at Innerspace Contemporary Art, Brisbane

June 3-16, 2019, Jelly Heart solo exhibition at Grey Street Galleries, QCA, Brisbane

April 16 - 27, 2019, Faded: Painting Towards the Invisible, group exhibition at The Pop GalleryBrisbane

February 1 - 14, 2019, Tendrils, strings, solo exhibition at The Third QuarterBrisbane

October 19 - 20, 2018, Scrollgroup exhibition at STABLE ArtspaceBrisbane

August 3 - 18, 2018, The Oh No Sun, solo exhibition at OuterSpaceBrisbane 

June 1 - June 16, 2018 Play Selves, group exhibition at The Sunroom, Winnipeg, Canada

September 16 - November 4, 2017 An Intimate Distancegroup exhibition at Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Brisbane