|Artist Name:||William Holt|
William Holt has a Master of Fine Art in Painting from Monash University Melbourne Australia and has a broad range of experience in Painting, Sculpture, Installation Art and photography.
Over the last 16 years William has had many major solo exhibitions and several group shows in both Melbourne and Sydney.
William’s latest collection of Outback and Abstract pieces is currently on display at “The One Hundredth Gallery” located in Southbank, Melbourne. Now a permanent exhibition, this is an ideal way to view William’s art in an open clean environment, truly allowing the striking and powerful artwork to shine.
The material, physical and tactile nature of the canvas is clearly a spontaneous enjoyment in the act of painting; the dynamic paint application is as if in a whirlwind of pure life-force and vitality.
The act of painting is a process of all consuming instinct where sheer joy in the moment is sought to reach a decisive conclusion when composition and content combine.
I’m extremely consumed in every line, texture and nuance sweeping across the canvas as the eye glides over the surface. The mastering of the materials as I work outside where the sun, wind and influences of nature all play a part. It’s clearly hard to contain the pleasures of the paint.
I've always believed in the authentic aura of a painting. Art is more than an image...it is a presence! It has to have a physical side. That ‘body' of the art work is a large part of its interaction with the viewer! I try to leave an immediacy in the process and maintain my initial inspiration for all to see!
2005-2007 Master of Fine Art, Monash University
2001-2004 Bachelor of Fine Art-Honours, Monash
2014 Coinside Courthouse gallery Yarram Gippsland
2013 Reintergration Bright Space St.Kilda
2013 Stream Realm Courthouse gallery Yarram Gippsland
2012 Fresh William Holt Art Gallery & Studio Tara Valley Gippsland
2012 Stream Realm 100th Gallery Prahran Melbourne
2011 Liminality Karstens Gallery Queen st. Melbourne
2010 Explore Karstens Gallery Queen st. Melbourne
2009 Luminescence, Karstens Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Transmogrified, Karstens Gallery, Melbourne
2007 Undiscovered Universe, Gardiner Gallery, Richmond
2007 Room D-120, Monash University- Masters exhibition 2007
2006 Spontaneous combustion, St. Kilda Town Hall Gallery
2005 A Million Emotions, Cusp Gallery, Northcote
2003 On Linea, Tacit Contemporary Art Gallery, Northcote
2002 Better days, Applause gallery, South Melbourne
2014 40×40 Brunswick street gallery
2014 Little wonder Beth Hulme Galery Fitzroy
2014 Serendipity Tusk gallery Sth Yarra
2014 Contemporary landscape Beth Hulme Gallery Fitzroy
2010 Group Exhibition, United Galleries, Sydney
2009 30×40, Group Exhibition, United Galleries, Sydney
2009 Trees, Collingwood Gallery
2008 New Directions 1, Karstens Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Botanical, Pigment Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Save the Whales, Collingwood Gallery
2007 The Garden Path, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Port Melbourne
2007 Keep it in the Ground – Anti-Uranium, Collingwood Gallery
2007 Art Melbourne 2007, Royal exhibition buildings, Melbourne
2007 Wilderness society – FAD Gallery CBD
2007 Monsalvate Sculpture Exhibition, Heidelburg
2006 Symbiotics – Art of Co-existence, Toyota Spirit Gallery
2005 Emerging Artist, Span Gallery, Flinders Lane
2004 Metaphysics, Toyota Spirit Gallery
2004 Smorgan Steel Art Prize, Williamstown
100th Gallery Sth Melbourne
Tusk Gallery Sth Yarra
Jackman Gallery St.Kilda
United Gallery Darlinghust Sydney
William Holt Gallery Tarra Valley Gippsland.
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