Antonia Hoddle

Antonia Hoddle

Seqvanae Studios

Artists CV

ANTONIA HODDLE
Angophora in Towler's Bay
Oil/Canvas

Education

Diploma In Art & Design at The Mary White & John Olsen School of Art & Design, Edgecliff, Sydney. Studied Art History , Painting, Architectural Drawing, Pottery & Ceramics. Classically trained in painting and life drawing by UK Artist Andrew Sibley. Woodwork, Graphic & Fabric Design and majored in textiles.


HSC Kambala Church of England Girls School, Rose Bay, Sydney

Work

2016
Travelled to Italy and France, May and June.
Exhibited in Mixed Palette, Avalon, November.

2015  
PCA Art Show , 20 November Pittwater Community Arts Exhibition & Sale at Avalon --- 10 Year Celebration.

AWARDED Pittwater Artist of the Month - article to be published January 2016.
Photos of exhibition currently on line at Pittwater Online News: Pittwater Online News, Artist Profile - Antonia Hoddle

2014
Selected for group exhibition at Chelsea Lane Art Depot Gallery, Avalon Sydney

2013
Finalist for RMYC Newport Marine Art Exhibition
Presently collaborating with Poet Luke Whitington for an exhibition of images and poems - poetic words which are Art to inspire and enrich our perception of life.

2012
Finalist for RMYC Newport Marine Art Exhibition

2011
Selected for “Keeping Company 2011”, Manly Art Gallery and Museum Biennial Exhibition 11 February – 13 March
Finalist for Gunnedah Art Show, April 2011
September: participated in the Manly Arts Festival - Open Studios at Lovett Bay

2010
Finalist for RMYC, Newport, Sydney

2009
Finalist for RAS, Homebush Sydney
Finalist for RMYC, Newport, Sydney
Finalist for Scone Art Prize

2008
Finalist RAS, Homebush, Sydney Exhibition
Finalist for the Norvill Environmental Exhibition at Murrurundi, Salon De Refuseé

2006-2007
Landscape design for internal courtyard for RANZCOG College House, East Melbourne, Victoria
Finalist at the Sydney RAS Exhibition
Selected and Finalist for Warringah Art Show, Scone Art Show, Ebb & Flow and Newport Art Works

2002-2009
Gallery Assistant
Painters Gallery, Mona Vale

2004
Finalist for “Island H’Arts” Exhibition, Pittwater
RMYC Broken Bay Art Exhibition
Scone Art Prize
Represented at the Painters Gallery, Mona Vale
Gallery 460, Kincumber, NSW
Private Collections Germany, Italy and Sydney

2002
Travelled to France, England and Italy for 3 months
Worked and studied at Château de La Rochefoucauld Charente, France

1998
“Art from the Edge”, Pittwater

1997
Finalist for Mosman Art Prize
Warringah Art Exhibition
Waverly / Woollahra Art Exhibition

1990
Selected and entered for exhibitions, competitions and private shows
Scone Art Prize, Murra Mists, Tumut Art Prize, Botanic Gardens exhibition – “Dugongs of Hinchinbrook”.
The Seasons Gallery, North Sydney
Galley Six, Mona Vale, Pittwater
Singleton Art Exhibition
Currabubula Exhibition, NSW

1980
Freelanced for P.T. Rowe Fabrics.
Interior Decorator for Village Living, Avalon

1970
Returned to Australia and settled at Lovett Bay, Pittwater
Designer Stylist and colourist for John Kaldor Fabricmaker

1968
Sailed to Genoa, Italy on ocean liner “Achille Lauro” and spent 2 years studying, working and travelling in England, Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa.
Designer for Hicks & Zarach – London
Consultant for “The Thinking Eye”, London
Pye of Cambridge, UK

1967
Textile Designer for Hexham Textiles
Textile Designer for Sekers Silk, Sydney
A&V Kaldor. Trained by John Kaldor

Publications

Vogue Magazine
Women's Weekly
Pol Magazine
Pittwater Perspective
Baywatch On-Line News

Artist's Statement

In 1994 I experienced a bushfire that turned into a fire storm and savagely tore through Lovett Bay in Pittwater. We lost 11 homes in our Bay, numerous boatshed, jetties and boats were exploding on their moorings. This event has left an indelible impression and an uneasy feeling of how fragile life is. After 7 days of intense heat the fire storm wreaked violent havoc and that evening it rained ever so gently. These extremes in one day are extraordinary.

My inspiration is entwined with my love of Life and Art. Above all my paintings are an expression of my own personality and the unique place in which I live. I equate Mother Earth to my own body also giving birth to life. The landscape – Earth, Fire, Air and Water are integral to our existence and without care and management we humans will destroy our very being.

For most of my life I have been drawing and painting the landscape and have named my series MONS VENERIS – Latin for the Hill of Venus.
Original sketches are always done on site – “in the field” – I also use my own photographic documentation for reference and mood and the journey on paper begins, not always going to where I expect, but is also part of the discovery. My works are a mix of numerous ideas and I am presently collaborating with the poet Luke Whitington for an exhibition of images and poems. To quote from one of Luke’s poems:

“And the heart also, seeking
    Always seeking its real home
And wanting things to last
    Forever, despite the echoes
Of emptiness everywhere”

Artists are continually seeking renewal and to give the viewer another perspective on life and all that it has to offer. My art is a language without words and those images tell a story and one that I trust you will find engaging. As an Artist I observe and document and hope by leaving a visual image of nature it will help humans connect and respect the natural forces of life. It is the Artist’s imagination alone that has enriched the image; in return the observer can do the same. Creation is still a mystery not a craft – but a miracle. As one of my favourite poets, Emily Dickinson said:
"Love is anterior to Life
Posterior to Death
Initial of creation, and
The exponent of breath"