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 13 artworks

  • Jillian Porteous

    Bird Totem - Light Blue Cloak
    Ceramic - high fired white stoneware with 24ct gold $135.00
  • Jillian Porteous

    Bird Totem - White
    Ceramic - high fired white stoneware with 24ct gold $145.00
  • Jillian Porteous

    Bird Totem - Dark Blue Cloak
    Ceramic - high fired white stoneware with 24ct gold Sold
  • Jillian Porteous

    Bird Totem - Cinnamon
    Ceramic - high fired white stoneware with 24ct gold $160.00
  • Jillian Porteous

    Bird Totem
    20 cm Ceramic - high fired white stoneware with 24ct gold Sold
  • Jillian Porteous

    Bird Totem I (Tall)
    21 cm Ceramic - high fired white stoneware with 24ct gold Sold
  • Jillian Porteous

    Bird Totem I (Tall)
    21 cm Ceramic - high fired white stoneware with 24ct gold Sold
  • Jillian Porteous

    Bird Totem
    20 cm Ceramic - high fired white stoneware with 24ct gold Sold
  • Jillian Porteous

    Quail
    Framed: 30.5 x 27.5 cm Stencil with gold foil - framed Sold
  • Jillian Porteous

    Quail
    Framed: 30.5 x 27.5 cm Stencil with gold foil - framed Sold
  • Jillian Porteous

    River Run
    70 x 90 cm acrylic on canvas $2,500.00
  • Jillian Porteous

    Bird Totem (medium size)
    Ceramic - high fired white stoneware Sold
  • Jillian Porteous

    Bird Totem I (Tall)
    27 cm Ceramic - high fired, 24ct gold, white stoneware Sold