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Gareth Parry RCA Vanessa Gardiner Here & There Again


Peninsula

9 - 26 APRIL 2019 Drawn to the natural geometry of the Attica peninsula of Greece and the north Cornish coastlines, Gardiner has created a stunning collection of new & unseen artwork for her upcoming exhibition at Thackeray Gallery, Kensington. “Peninsula” is a selection of dramatic landscapes made up of highly structured, slate cliffs and tidal inlets. “…In Attica the clear, sharp light in spring enhances the purity of the lines, at the same time revealing the lyric contours of its pale grey hills. The sea often an intense cobalt blue, which at times appears to float as a solid band of dense colour across and between the headlands.” Vanessa Gardiner, 2019 With angular lines,each section alone is vibrate and engaging,altogether the paintings form beautiful landscapes of extraordinary scenic coastlines.Vanessa’s distinctive style is attained by re-drawing the image,scouring and sanding back the acrylic paint until the surface becomes abraded and enlivened, revealing qualities of its own. “….The darkly weathered and slatey Cornish cliffs with their deep turquoise inlets, as found at Boscastle and Godrevy Point, result in a more monumental grandeur.They feature the high panoramas from which I draw, looking simultaneously down onto rocks and the sea, then across to take in distant landforms. Both places have a compelling beauty and richness; both are peninsulas, separate yet remaining part of the mainland.” Vanessa Gardiner, 2019

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Cover detail: Godrevy Point 31 - acrylic on plywood - 30 x 42cm


Attica Headlands 17 acrylic on board - 75 x 122cm

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Attica Headlands 10 acrylic on plywood - 57 x 57cm


Sounion 16 acrylic on board - 26 x 64cm

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Godrevy Point 27 acrylic on board - 39 x 18cm

Cape Sounion 4 acrylic on board - 82 x 40cm


Corinth acrylic on plywood - 17 x 30cm

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Offshore (Hydra) 3 - acrylic on board - 37 x 90cm

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Attica Headlands 19 - acrylic on board - 37 x 122cm


Godrevy Point 32 acrylic on board - 80 x 122cm

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Godrevy Point 30 acrylic on plywood - 60 x 84cm


Cape Sounion 6 acrylic on board - 45 x 57cm

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Palamidi 10 acrylic on plywood - 53 x 25cm

Cape Sounion 5 acrylic on plywood - 73 x 35cm


Godrevy Point 33 acrylic on paper - 60 x 37cm

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Vertical Coast 12 acrylic on board - 122 x 80cm


Harbour Coast 33 acrylic on plywood - 90 x 122cm

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Attica Headlands 14 acrylic on plywood - 30 x 30cm

Islands 1 acrylic on plywood - 30 x 30cm


Trevalga 20 acrylic on plywood - 50 x 72cm

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Sounion - pencil on paper - 18 x 69cm

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Sounion 4 - acrylic on board - 47 x 112cm


Palamidi 11 acrylic on board - 93 x 48cm

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Attica Headlands 18 acrylic on board - 42 x 60cm


Attica Headlands 11 - acrylic on plywood - 26 x 63cm

Argolis - acrylic on board - 24 x 61cm

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Aegina 3 acrylic on plywood - 25 x 24cm

Inlet acrylic on plywood - 28 x 35cm


Sounion 5 acrylic on plywood - 54 x 54cm

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Godrevy Point 34 acrylic on paper - 38 x 48cm


Godrevy Point 24 acrylic on board - 64 x 74cm

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Offshore (Hydra) 2 - acrylic on plywood - 40 x 112cm

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Offshore (Hydra) - pencil on paper - 9 x 24cm


Forrabury - pencil on paper - 9 x 59cm

Forrabury 15 - acrylic on plywood - 30 x 135cm

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Quarry Edge 10 - acrylic on plywood - 12 x 33cm

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Beeny Cliff 10 - acrylic on board - 51 x 91cm


Harbour Coast 17 acrylic on board - 42 x 43cm

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Headlands 18 - acrylic on board - 8 x 38cm

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Aegina 2 - acrylic on board - 26 x 63cm


Cape Sounion 3 acrylic on plywood - 60 x 84cm

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Attica Headland 12 acrylic on plywood - 23 x 30cm

Wave Line 8 acrylic on board - 21 x 31cm


Cape Sounion 7 - acrylic on plywood - 15 x 36cm

Cape Sounion - pencil on paper - 10 x 20cm

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Offshore (Hydra) 4 - acrylic on plywood - 12 x 24cm

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Offshore (Hydra) 1 - acrylic on plywood - 12 x 36cm


Harbour Entrance 6 acrylic on plywood - 30 x 30cm

Harbour Coast 31 acrylic on plywood - 30 x 30cm

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Pentargon 6 acrylic on plywood - 46 x 29cm


Cape Sounion 8 acrylic on plywood - 92 x 122cm

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Pentargon 7 acrylic on plywood - 56 x 87cm


Field Edge 26 acrylic on plywood - 62 x 153cm

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Path Line 41 acrylic on board - 107 x 122cm


BIOGRAPHY Vanessa Gardiner was born in Oxford in 1960. She completed a Foundation Course at Oxford Polytechnic in 1978-1979, followed by a BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree at Central School of Art & Design, London. Vanessa currently lives and works in Dorset, England. SOLO EXHIBITIONS FROM 1991 – PRESENT: Duncan Campbell Gallery, London; Gordon Hepworth Gallery, Exeter; Hart Gallery, London; Atrium Gallery, Bournemouth University; Campden Gallery, Gloucestershire; Sladers Yard, Dorset; British School at Athens, Greece; Quercus Gallery, Bath; and Thackeray Gallery, London PRIVATE AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS: The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital; Bournemouth University; Carlow Art Collection, Ireland; The Ballinglen Archive, Ireland; Magdalen College, Oxford; Fidelity International; Huddersfield City Art Gallery; New Hall, Cambridge; British School at Athens, Greece; British Academy, London AWARDS AND RESIDENCES FROM 1999 – PRESENT: Arts Council South West – Fine Art Award; Residency Fellowship, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ireland; British School at Athens, Greece – Prince of Wales Bursary for the Arts

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