Jillian Porteous

Jillian Porteous

Biography

Jillian travelled and worked in Europe for six years, living mainly in Madrid and Athens. Exploring national galleries and other cultural sites gave her a deeper appreciation of the arts. On her return to New Zealand she studied at Otago Polytechnic School of Fine Art, majoring in painting and graduating with a Dip.FA. She has exhibited in many solo and group shows since then.
Painting
Currently she is inspired by the colours and light of central Otago, especially the Clutha River which flows past her property. The river supports many species of birds that nest along its banks and in the willows; an interesting and diverse habitat.
This landscape seen from her studio presents a daily and seasonally changing vista. These works explores the ways of seeing, feeling and remembering the landscape, allowing a range of moods and perspectives to be represented.
Ceramics
Bird Totems
These ceramic birds are symbolic of the various and abundant bird life relying on the Clutha River and environs for habitat. The cylindrical form evokes the functional aspect of clay. Once fired, texture and colour come into play to make it expressive. The vertical clothed form and simplified birds head touch on ancient mythologies of humankind and nature and their interconnectivity.

Exhibitions

Solo

2006-19 Hullabaloo Art Space, Cromwell
2006 Anchorage Gallery, Port Chalmers
2002 Moray Gallery, Dunedin
1998 Moray Gallery, Dunedin
1997 Harriette Cotton Gallery, Dunedin
1996 Harriette Cotton Gallery, Dunedin
1995 Ground Essence Café, Dunedin
No 5 Gallery, Dunedin
1992 Bagdad Café, Dunedin
1986/87 Marshall Seifert Gallery, Dunedin

Group

2006 -18 Hullabaloo Art Space, Cromwell. Group exhibitions.
Hullabaloo in Arrowtown 2016, 2018
Christchurch Arts Fair
Artist Room Gallery, Dunedin
Art Box Christchurch
Gold Awards, Central Otago
Wellington Art Fair
2009 Group Show, Bellamy's Gallery, Dunedin
2007-08 Hullabaloo Art Space, Cromwell & Central Stories Gallery, Alexandra
2006 Bonjour Monsieur Holman, Moray Gallery, Dunedin
RE: opening:12 Artists, Hullabaloo Art Space, Old Cromwell Town
2004 Large Art, Cleveland Arts Centre, Dunedin
2003 Group Show, Anchorage Gallery, Port Chalmers
2000 Altrusa Club, From Dunedin with Love, Dunedin
1998 Winter Exhibition Mobile Art, Auckland
1997 Group, Harriette Cotton Gallery, Dunedin
1996 3 Group Shows, No 5 Gallery, Dunedin
1995 Vision Art, Port Chalmers
125 Cup & Saucer Exhibition, No 5 Gallery, Dunedin
1994 Delia Grace Galleries, Wellington
1993 The Artist at Home Moray Gallery, Dunedin
1991 Mainland Art Awards, OAS Gallery, Dunedin
Oamaru Licensing Trust Art Awards, Oamaru
1990 Women Artists, Port Chalmers Aero Club Gallery
Tokoroa Art Awards, Tokoroa
1986 Artist for Nicaragua, Otago Museum Foyer
1983 Young Artists, OAS Gallery, Dunedin

Art Awards

2019 Premier Painting Award, Autumn Festival, Arrowtown
2015 Second place Aspiring Art Awards
2011 Finalist Arts Gold Awards, Central Otago District Arts Trust.
1991 Mainland Art Awards, OAS Gallery, Dunedin
1990 Oamaru Licensing Trust Art Awards, Oamaru
Tokoroa Art Awards, Tokoroa

Showing all 7 artworks

  • Jillian Porteous

    Bird Totem (medium size)

    Ceramic - high fired white stoneware

    $151.00

  • Jillian Porteous

    Bird Totem (medium size)

    Ceramic - high fired white stoneware

    $151.00

  • Jillian Porteous

    Bird Totem (small size)

    Ceramic - high fired white stoneware

    $115.00

  • Jillian Porteous

    Bird Totem I (Tall)

    Ceramic - high fired, 24ct gold, white stoneware

    27 cm

    $265.00

  • Jillian Porteous

    Bird Totem II (Tall)

    Ceramic - high fired, 24ct gold, white and black stoneware

    27 cm

    $265.00

  • Jillian Porteous

    Horse Head

    Raku Fired with white crackle

    16 × 28 cm

    $795.00

  • Jillian Porteous

    Points of View series

    Acrylic on board, sealed

    20 × 20 cm

    $250.00