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Gillian Appleby

26 Aug 2022 to 11 Sep 2022
Opening Friday 26 Aug 6 - 7.30pm
Make Haste a solo exhibition by Gillian Appleby
Event type: 
Art, Exhibition
The Upstairs Gallery
Level One, Lopdell House, 418 Titirangi Road, Titirangi


Join us for the opening ceremony to celebrate Gillian Appleby on Friday 26 August from 6pm.

Gillian Appleby is an artist who predominantly works with the figure in oil.

Appleby uses everyday media and photography as the starting point in her works, but often the paint takes over and this means that the material dictates the final work. Over the painting and sketching process, Appleby’s works blur fiction and reality as she seeks to create tensions between illustrative and material investigations around the figure.

Appleby lived in the UK where she studied in London at the now Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design. Appleby holds a Bachelor of Art and Design from the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT). Gillian currently lives and works in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland but still maintains strong connections to the Hawke’s Bay. She has exhibited nationally in Napier, Hastings and Auckland, and her work has exhibited several times in the Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards (2015, 2017, 2019).

Appleby currently exhibits with Tennyson Gallery in Napier and has a studio at Corbans Estate in Auckland.

On show Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm until 11 September.

Written by

The Upstairs Gallery

2 Aug 2022

The Upstairs Gallery is a community gallery with a light and airy space and boutique shop. We promote not only our established members, but new artists fresh to the arts scene.