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< Nel ten Wolde
Netherlands

ARTSY

ARTSPER

BIOGRAPHY

Originating from the Netherlands, Nel ten Wolde migrated to Australia in 1986. Since this move, Nel has enjoyed the possibilities of travelling internationally, particularly throughout Europe, seeking inspiration from different countries and cultures. She has been invited multiple times to take part as artist in residence, working alongside and collaborating with other artists. Whilst in Melbourne, her work is focused on abstract landscape oil paintings in varied sizes.

When working as Artist in residence she mainly works on collages with photos taken by her on the long walks, mostly over old pilgrim routes, through different countries. She likes to restrict herself with the materials, to force herself to get on to other ideas to create the collages.

Most recently she started to make collages on iPad, photos taken of different materials over each other, floating in water, with already existing photos. Then she adds drawing and painting on iPad.

The greatest source of inspiration for her work has always been nature, evoking emotions of freedom, beauty & wonder. Her extensive travels throughout Australia have had a significant influence on her life and work, in turn reflected in her Art. The country’s vast differences in landscapes, open space, colours and outstretched desert plains, supply her with endless inspiration. The country she now calls home.

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BIOGRAPHY

  • 1975 – 1979 Academy for Drawing and Fashion Design, Amsterdam
  • 1979 – 1984 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, specialist studies in painting and sculpture
  • 1985 – 1986 Maintained a studio in Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 1986 Emigrated to Australia
  • 1986 – 1989 Lived and worked in Canberra
  • 1990 – Lives and works in Melbourne

SOLO AND GROUP Exhibitions

  • 2022 M.A.D.S. Pretty Perv Exhibition, Milano, Fuenteventura.
  • 2022 The Spirit of Peace, Roots 3D exhibition Istanbul, Bali
  • 2022 Its Liquid,exhibition,online exhibition,Italy
  • 2022 M.A.D.S. Art Gallery Milano,LiquidArsenal, Fuenteventura, Spain
  • 2022 Circle foundation of the arts, May competition, Artist of the month.
  • 2022 Art Box Projects, Venezia, Italy.
  • 2021 Artist in Residence,’ La Macina de San Cresci, Greve, Italy
  • 2021 Solo exhibition,’A Pilgrims Progress’ Fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne.
  • 2020 Art Box Zürich, Art exhibition in Zürich Switzerland.
  • 2019 Artist in residence, ‘La Macina de San Cresci, Greve, Italy. Presentation and exhibition of collages.
  • 2018 Group exhibition ‘Corrispondenze’, PrimopianolivinGallery, Lecce, Italy
  • 2018 Artist in residence, La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain.
  • 2017 Artist in residence ‘La Macina de San Cresci’, Greve, Italy. Presentation and exhibition of collages.
  • 2017 The Visionary Art Show, Palazzo Castromediano Vernazza, Primo Piano Livin Gallery, Lecce, Italy.
  • 2017 The Other Art Fair, Kensington, Melbourne. Organized by Saatchi Art.
  • 2016 Artist in residence ‘La Pajerera’, San Sebastian, Spain. Exhibition ‘Carta’, Milan, Italy.
  • 2015 Italian Art Fair Dubai, The Gallery of Light, Primo Piano Livin Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • 2015 International Exhibition, Gallery Le Logge, UNESCO World Heritage site, Assisi, Italy.
  • 2015 Artist in residence ‘Ginestrelle’, Mt Subasio, Assisi, Italy. Group exhibition, Assisi.
  • 2014 Open studio exhibition and group exhibition, Artist in residence Can Serrat, Barcelona, Spain. Group exhibition, Beth Hulme Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

STATEMENT

Originating from the Netherlands, Nel ten Wolde migrated to Australia in 1986. Since this move, Nel has enjoyed the possibilities of travelling internationally, particularly throughout Europe, seeking inspiration from different countries and cultures. She has been invited multiple times to take part as artist in residence, working alongside and collaborating with other artists. Whilst in Melbourne, her work is focused on abstract landscape oil paintings in varied sizes.

When working as Artist in residence she mainly works on collages with photos taken by her on long walks, mostly over old pilgrim routes, through different countries. She likes to restrict herself with the materials, to force herself to get on to other ideas to create the collages.

Most recently she started to make collages on iPad, photos taken of different materials over each other, floating in water, with already existing photos. Then she adds drawing and painting on iPad.BIOGRAPHY 1975 – 1979 Academy for Drawing and Fashion Design, Amsterdam 1979 – 1984 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, specialist studies in painting and sculpture 1985 – 1986 Maintained a studio in Utrecht, The Netherlands 1986 Emigrated to Australia 1986 – 1989 Lived and worked in Canberra 1990 – Lives and works in Melbourne