About Vanessa

About Vanessa
About Vanessa
About Vanessa

Vanessa is Director of ART GALLERY on Darling, Balmain with vast experience in the Art World with many solo & Group Shows, selling over the years extensively to Singapore, UK, Canada, New Zealand and Amsterdam.

Living in Patonga on the Central Coast of NSW, Vanessa works from her studio and Gallery, the Salt & Sand Art Gallery in Patonga in the Brisbane Waters National Park.  Her work is varied with works on paper, metal, mixed media, oils and polymer.

Vanessa has been a finalist in many Prizes including the Paddington Art Prize, Gosford Art Prize, Mt Eyre Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Art Prize, Norville Art Prize  and the Mosman Art Prize. Vanessa has been an invited guest artist at the Packsaddle Art Exhibition and a finalist in the prestigious Norville Art Prize.

For many years Vanessa has held Workshops and tutored at Ku-ring-gai Art Centre, Roseville and St. Ignatius, Riverview.  She holds weekend workshops in Patonga and also does individual one on one tutoring. 

For details on any upcoming workshops or tutorials please contact Vanessa directly on 0488 400 053.

Great North Walk to Pearls
Great North Walk to Pearls
I Dream
I Dream
About Vanessa
About Vanessa
About Vanessa
About Vanessa

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, painting and mixed media at the Ku-ring-gai Art Centre, Sydney. Over the years the Weekend Workshops have had long waiting lists, therefore Vanessa will be holding Workshops in Patonga starting 2106.

 Teaching allows Vanessa to expound on her passion for art, life and personal growth whilst bringing her the satisfaction of watching art awaken new worlds and perspectives within her students. 

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