Stevens Street Gallery

Tanya Hoddinott

Artist Statement

Randomly choosing a colour, responding to the moment and without any rationale either gently whisper the brush across the canvas or lunge in a maniacal perge, these initial marks are free from anything controlled, pure expression, at some point making sense of it, seeing where the story or the beat unfolds, looking for a lead.  It is a process of building up and peeling back, but a feeling of freedom, space and balance is important and colour of course, after that a mood or a rhythm.

I am a narrative painter, but relate to the more abstract works of Miro and Klee.  Currently, the landscape and a new direction is hopeful.  Surrounded by sub tropical rainforest and the obvious circles and spirals.  I have spent many years now looking at nature, learning about it, coming to know it better, painting it, now its time to merge the old with the new.



Born QLD 1966 Resides in Kiamba, Qld.


1991-1993 Bachelor of Fine Art, Sculpture, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 1990 Diploma of Fine Art, Victoria College
1982 Diploma of Drawing, Eagle Farm College, Queensland


2011 Metro Gallery, Selected works 2004 Gallery Schubert, Gold Coast

2004 Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2003 Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne
2003 Mapped, Art House Gallery, Sydney
2002 Tales, Art House Gallery, Sydney
2001 Works on Paper, The Goods Shed, Melbourne
2001 Moving – New Paintings, Helen Gory Gallery, Melbourne 2001 Animal, Art House Gallery, Sydney

2000 Fun and Games, Helen Gory Gallery, Melbourne 1999 Small Faces, Helen Gory Gallery, Melbourne 1998 Crossroads, Helen Gory Gallery, Melbourne
1996 Mindfields, Helen Gory Gallery, Melbourne

1994 Heads Lennox Street Richmond, Melbourne GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2002 Artists for Kids Culture Trust, Jackman Gallery Melbourne Melbourne Art Fair, ArtHouse Gallery & Port Jackson Press

Painted Guitars, RCH Fundraiser, Crown, Melbourne Secret Country – Woomera, Gould Galleries, Melbourne 5@5, Metro 5, Melbourne Little Gems, Metro 5, Melbourne

2001 Artists for Kids Culture Trust, Mira Fine Art Gallery Melbourne 2000 Fleurieu Biennale, South Australia

Celebrity Art Auction, Sotheby’s Sydney
Future: Artists for Kids Culture Trust, The George, Melbourne John Leslie Art prize, Gippsland Art Gallery
Jones Custom Rugs and Carpets, Melbourne
Youth suicide Auction, Sotheby’s Melbourne

1999 Not the Biennale, Helen Gory Gallery, Melbourne Finding Before Seeking, Helen Gory Gallery, Melbourne

1998 3rd Annual Summer Show, Helen Gory Gallery, Melbourne Speed: Artists for Kids Kulture Trust Action, The George, St Kilda

1997 The Young Artists Painting Prize NSW
Artists for Kids Kulture Trust Action, The George, St Kilda

1996 Recent Works 3 Artists Roar Studio, Melbourne
Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

Faraway so close, Helen Gory Gallery, Melbourne 1995 Pulp Fiction, Roar Studio, Melbourne

Angelica Yume, Ya gallery
4 Artists painting, Roar Studio, Melbourne 1993 Displacement Ether Ohnetitel

Subway Installation Spencer St Station, Melbourne Industrial Comedy Machine Comedy Festival, Melbourne (Public Sculptures 5 Artists) City Square, Melbourne

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