Jillian Porteous

                                               ARTIST STATEMENT

                                                  Jillian Porteous                                                 



            Before going to art school I traveled and worked in Europe for six years, living mainly in Madrid and Athens. I explored the galleries and other cultural sites which gave me a deeper appreciation of the arts. On my return to New Zealand I studied at Otago Polytechnic School of Fine Art, majoring in painting - Dip FA.

            I have exhibited in many solo and group shows since graduating. On moving to Central Otago ten years ago I became a founding member of Hullabaloo Art Space.

From my studio at Bendigo I enjoy views of the Clutha River and several mountain ranges. I'm exposed directly to the moods, changing appearance and physical impact of the landscape.


Artist Statement

            The landscape interests me on many levels as it feeds us both physically and emotionally it presents a changing vista, daily and seasonally, depending on the light and weather and how each individual looks at it. So these works explores the way we see, feel and remember landscape. Allowing an array of moods and perspectives to be represented in a collection of small paintings creates an encompassing image of a landscape's character.

            Though displayed as a group, these works are available for purchase either separately or in multiples. This provides an opportunity for purchasers to create their own combined landscape.


Curriculum Vitae                                               





2014               Front Room Gallery, Queenstown

2007-15          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 




2014 -15        Cloak Room Gallery, Queenstown

2006 -14        Hullabaloo Art Space, Cromwell. Group exhibitions.

                     Artist Room Gallery, Dunedin

                     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


2011 - 13      Selected for the 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