nel ten wolde
melbourne, victoria, Australia
About nel ten wolde
Born in the Netherlands, Nel ten Wolde emigrated to Australia in 1986. Nel also travelled extensively throughout Europe, South America, Asia and Australia. In Melbourne, where Nel's studio is based she work's predominantly on paintings in oil. The main influence and inspiration for her work is the Australian landscape. Nel has worked with the Australian landscape during all seasons of the year and is particularly drawn by the vastness of the space, which you only experience when you travel through the desert, and which is also reflected in her work. Nel also travels to Europe for several months each year. This is echoed in Nel's work, which portrays a juxtaposition of different countries, landscapes and cultures that she has been exposed to. Nel has particularly drawn inspiration from walking thousands of kilometers on old pilgrimage routes across Spain, as well as working as an Artist in residence. The work produced is largely a mixture of photos and collages. Landscape is the main subject of the work, with the detail deriving from the very close relationship developed with the landscape through walking in and living it. As an artist in residence Nel has worked in Alcala de Jucar and in Callosa d'en Sarria. Here, whole valleys are covered with fruit nets, which you can find back in the work. The photos and collage works have also been influenced by Spain's history, and mix of cultures, particularly Arabic and Roman architecture. It is possible to see historic monuments, like the Alhambra in Granada, the AlcÃ¡zar in Sevilla, the Mesquita in Cordoba and Roman roads and bridges, mirrored in abstraction in the Collages and Paintings. The paintings and collages are a reflection of Nel's journey and evolution in perceiving and communicating with the landscape. "Through my work I seek to enable viewers to experience more and deeper layers of the landscape".
1975-1979. Academy for Drawing and Design.Amsterdam1979-1984.Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam.2014 Exhibition Can Serrat, Beth Hulme Gallery, Melbourne,Australia. Art at LindenGate Gallery, Healsville, Australia. Solo exhibitions..2011-2012-2013 working in Callosa d'en Sarria Spain Fundacion Knecht Drent.2009-2010 .Working with Becas Albacete Spain2008-Exhibition Yering station, Victoria.2007- Wine house Southbank Melbourne2006-Moving through Landscape,Gallery 101 melbourne2004- Embracing The Land, Arts hotel Sofitel, Melbourne2002-Instalation & Recent Paintings, Gallery 101,Melbourne2001- Wilsons Promontery,Foster Gallery, Foster2000-Fourth Annual solo Exhibition, Cheltenham, Victoria.1999-Landscape paintings,L'Atelier, Bendigo.Vineyards, Lindengate Gallery, Yarra Glen, victoria.1998-Third Anual solo Exhibition, Eaglemont, Melbourne.Australian Landscapes, Manningham gallery Victoria.1997-Second annual solo Exhibition, Eaglemont,Victoria.1996-Lindengate Gallery,Yarra Glen,victoria.First Annual solo exhibition, Eaglemont.1995-Convent Gallery Daylesford ,Victoria.1994-Springmount Gallery, Ballerat.Distelfink Gallery, Melbourne.Convent Gallery, Daylesford, Victoria,
Art at Linden Gate Gallery
NOW AND THEN
You and your family and friends are invited to celebrate 25 years of Art at Linden Gate, at our Celebration Weekend, with local wine, cider, food, music and art, on 13 & 14 September.
Now and Then, our retrospective exhibition, running from 5 September to 20 October, includes many of the artists that have exhibited over the years.
The Celebration Weekend includes wines by Sedona Estate, Train Trak and Yarrawood, Yarra Valley Cider, Toolangi Cheese, wood fired pizza, spit roast rolls, Silva coffee, Choices Cafe, Able Bakehouse and more local produce.
Opening :27 of Februari From 6-8
Exhibition till the 21 of March
Beth Hulme Gallery & Studio is open Thu/Fri 12-5pm and Sat 11-4pm
*Other times by appointment.
646a Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North VIC 3068