About Vanessa

About Vanessa
About Vanessa
About Vanessa
Vanessa is Director of ART GALLERY ON DARLING and ART GALLERY on PALM BEACH not only running the galleries with the other artists and directors, but also busy painting in her studio in Patonga on Sydneys Central Coast on the waterways of the Hawkesbury River.  With solo and group shows booked for 2021 as well as workshops Vanessa is kept busy with commissions and gallery curating.
 
Vanessa has been a finalist in many art  prizes including the Paddington Art Prize, Gosford Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Art Prize, Norville, Mosman and Blacktown Art prizes to name a few.
 
Her workshops are very popular held not only in Patonga, but as an invited artist to all states of Australia.  Please contact Vanessa for upcoming details of solo, group shows, workshops or commissions on ashcroft79@hotmail.com or call her on 0488 400 053
 
 
'Dark Corner Ebb Tide'
Finalist Ravenswood Art Prize
‘Dark Corner Ebb Tide’
Finalist Ravenswood Art Prize
'Fragile Fragments'
Hornsby Art Prize – Popular Choice Award
‘Fragile Fragments’
Hornsby Art Prize – Popular Choice Award
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'Serenity'
Finalist Gosford Art Prize
‘Serenity’
Finalist Gosford Art Prize

Portfolio

Her striking portfolio of artwork ranges from landscapes, which are inspired by water and travel experiences, through to stylish nude paintings, abstract art and Vanessa’s latest exciting innovation – works on metal (aluminium and stainless steel). This luminous new medium has attracted a great deal of interest, earning Vanessa a finalist’s place in the 2008 Paddington Art Prize.

Vanessa’s evocative artwork can be found in collections throughout Australia, the Netherlands, Japan, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, Singapore, the USA and United Kingdom. 

Exhibitions

Vanessa is a Resident Artist at ART GALLERY on Darling and her work is represented at all times in the Gallery in Balmain. With SOLO and Group shows there is always new work to view, meet the artist and enjoy Opening Night Drinks with Vanessa and the other Artist of the ART GALLERY on Darling Group.

Teaching

Vanessa teaches drawing and mixed media online with fun youtube videos as well as workshops in Patonga. Check out her youtube channel Vanessa Ashcroft Live workshop or follow her on Instagram ‘vanessaashcroft’ to see her latest videos and upcoming shows and latest artworks

Always fun and very ‘real’, Vanessa loves to expound on her passion for art, life and personal growth whilst bringing art into the lives of others and maybe making a difference. Her generosity of her work practice makes her very popular even with beginners and professional artists wanting to learn something different and loosen up.

Giving back

Like many artists, Vanessa likes to give something back to her local community and through philanthropy has donated many paintings to fundraisers and worthy causes. Her stunning work attracts great interest and raises much needed funds for the worthy causes. 

Achievements

Over the last 10 years, Vanessa Ashcroft has accomplished many artistic milestones and achievements…

2014

  • Formed the Hunters Hill Art Gallery now Art Gallery on Darling, Balmain
  • Finalist Gosford Art Prize
  • Finalist KAAF Art prize
  • Finalist Cliftons Art Prize

2013

  • Finalist Gosford Art Prize
  • Finalist Hunters Hill Art Prize
  • Finalist Cliftons International Art Prize

2012

  • Finalist Mosman Art Prize
  • Finalist Mount Eyre Art Prize
  • Finalist Hunters Hill Art Prize
  • Finalist Waverley Art Prize 

2011

  • Seoul, Korea Travelling Art Exhibition
  • Finalist Cliftons International Art Prize
  • Solo exhibition: Nolan on Lovell Gallery, Katoomba
  • Finalist Mount Eyre Art Prize

2010

  • Finalist Norville Art Prize
  • Finalist Mosman Art Prize
  • Finalist Gosford Art Prize

2009

  • Solo Exhibition: Harris Courtin Gallery

2008

  • Finalist: Paddington Art Prize
  • Solo Exhibition: Harris Courtin Gallery (6 solo shows with Harris Courtin)

Prior to this Vanessa was involved in many group and solo shows within the Sydney area being in the Harris Courtin Gallery stable and was one of their highest selling artist.

Vanessa was a founding member of Roseville Art Gallery. Represented by Nolan Galleries, Katoomba, and Mingarra Gallery, on Phillip Island. Vanessa is also shown at Moree Gallery in Moree.

2005

  • Represented by Corporate Art, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
  • Solo exhibition, Harris Courtin Gallery
  • Finalist, Muswellbrook Regional Art Show
  • Ku-ring-gai Art Centre, tutor in mixed media and painting

2004

  • Solo exhibition, Harris Courtin Gallery
  • Guest Speaker Ku-ring-gai Art Society

2003

  • Meadowbank TAFE, teaching art Diploma and students’ exhibition
  • Solo exhibition, Harris Courtin Gallery
  • Represented by Carmichael Gallery, Roseville, New South Wales, Australia

2002

  • Meadowbank TAFE, teaching Diploma
  • Featured artist, numerous group shows,
  • Showing at the Carmichael Gallery, Roseville, New South Wales, Australia

2001

  • Represented by Carmichael Gallery, Roseville, New South Wales, Australia
  • Teaching, Willoughby Workshop Art Centre, Sydney, Australia

2000

  • Featured artists at numerous group shows
  • Teaching, Willoughby Workshop Art Centre, Sydney, Australia