Residing in the Northern New South Wales region of Fingal Head, artist Jane Hoggard is deeply connected to the natural surroundings around her. The rolling hills meeting the water, crisp air and bush birds calling from a crop of trees outside her studio.
With an ancestral upbringing in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, Jane has primarily chosen the environment around her as her subject. Taking the abstract pathway as opposed to a more graphical and commercial sector her siblings chose, Jane is inspired by nature, life experiences and memories.
With formative arts training in illustration, and drawing as her baseline practice, Jane’s work now speaks of freedom, joy and a playful attitude incorporating her love of textures and colours. Her nostalgic love of objects and memories of places form the layers of her work. There is often a spirit in Jane’s work which embody a delicate balance of boldness and composition.
2023 – Solo Exhibition, Gallery One, Gold Coast “Belvedere (Beautiful View)”
2023 – Tweed Valley Hospital, Kingscliff
2022 –Feature Artist Group show, Gallery One
2022 – Group Exhibition, Ink Gin Distilleries Art Label
2021 – September – Gallery One, Gold Coast “Paparoa” series (large landscapes)
2021 – Fineprint_co Edition Artist Print range – 2021/22 catalogue, released September 2021 (10 pieces for the range)
2021 – Mist Gallery, Cabarita “Throughlines” Solo Exhibition
“THROUGHLINES is a collection of works of family experiences and memories. Inter-woven between history and the present, my heritage and current life, these new works have been painted with elements of joy, sadness and pensive thought. Returning recently to NZ to check in on the family brought back many memories, but also created new ones.”
2021 – Mist Gallery, Cabarita “Encore” group exhibition
2021 – Mist Gallery, Cabarita “Roam” group exhibition
2021 – Revival Art Design Gallery, Brisbane “Kaleidoscope” Group Exhibition
2021 – Mist Gallery, Cabarita “Dream Big” group exhibition
2020 – Mist Gallery, Cabarita “The Great Outdoors” group exhibition
2020 – Aspire Gallery “Petite Pieces” group exhibition
2020 – Mist Gallery, Cabarita “The Home Show” group exhibition
2020 – Fineprint_co (Corporate Art ) managed artist (print only) for 2020 with 6 works.
2020 – Art Lovers Australia top 20 Finalist, “Cloud boxing”.
2020 – Petite Pieces exhibition, Finalist, 3 works (ink on paper).
2020 – St Aidans Annual Art exhibition Managed artist selected by Aspire Gallery. 4 large oil works
2019 – Feros Care “Connection Project” (raising awareness loneliness) Giant puzzle art work, 1 of 10 selected, auctioned and sold. Launched at Stone and Wood, exhibited Myer, Robina Town Centre.
2019 – Sheoak Gallery, Fingal Head “Celebrating Fingal” Anniversary.
2019 – Aspire Gallery (award winners group exhibit) “Reflections” exhibition.
2018, 2019 – Lethbridge (small scale) 2000 finalist.
2018 – Aspire Gallery Foot square Voters choice joint award.
2018 – Art Lovers Australia People’s Choice Award Finalist, “White”
2018 , 2017 – Murwillumbah Art Trail Group exhibition (70+ pieces, 10 day events each year).
2018 – C.A.S.E. postcard exhibition finalist, 3 pieces.
2017 – C.A.S.E. postcard exhibition finalist, 3 pieces.
2017 – Regional private exhibitions both in NSW and in Qld (Sheoak Gallery, Fingal, Coastal Framing and Design Gallery, Tweed)
2016 – Self-funded Artist in Residency month at the AIR Pod, Tweed Regional Gallery.
2016 – Contract specialist mixed media workshops for Kingscliff Highschool (one-off and 8 weeks in duration) as well as local primary school workshops using ink and charcoal in Duranbah, Kingscliff and Cudgen.
1995 – Finalist positions with singular pieces at the Academy of Fine Arts, NZ before moving to Australia.