Hiskes Bio
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Full name: Hiske Weijers

City of residence: Sydney

Country of birth: Holland (the netherlands) 16-11-1962

Study history: After highschool in Holland (where I specialized in fine art and art history)

Travelling…..

A few years (part time) fine art at tafe in Adelaide.

Then modern dance in Amsterdam 1987

Degree in fine art at university of New South Wales (COFA) 2001


Hiske November 2008

INSPIRATION

Basically it is what is around me in my life and inspires me.. most paintings are mixed media or close to it, sometimes on canvas, sometimes it has board under it, or only board, lately I have been getting back into painting with oils as well.

My paintings are based on scetches I make while I get around, so travelling is a great inspiration for me, even if I just catch the train or walk around Sydney, where I live now.

I have been using the original small scetches to make ‘blocks’, small objects, inspired by old dutch tiles (I saw in Castles, always fascinated me) and children’s blocks with pictues on them. The wood I use is old recycled wood, usually hardwood..

blocks animals and city-landcapes small 22-11-08

Studio History

While I was at Uni I got involved in an artist run gallery/studio space on Regent st., KILO STUDIOS, where I worked and exhibited for 2 1/2 years.
We had a group of about twelve artists there, I was involved in running the place.

Then I moved to Mekanarky, 5 years ago.

I usually managed the gallery space there (with one or two others), curating when we had events, and generally keeping the space we had outside our studios at Mekanarky (hallway) like a gallery.

I was there nearly every day, working on my paintings. We had weekly meetings there, it was a good place to work, and we worked togethere well, and everyone was very dedicated, which created a buzzing creative environment.

The Studio in Turrella, MEKANARKY, got sold and we had to leave end 2007, we finally left end January 2008, and all found new spaces to work in, since then I have been in a Studio in St Peters 61 Crown St.

It is different, not an artist coop like the previous ones, I rent my space and there are a few other artists there as well. It’s big, which suits me.



Exhibitions

2002

  • SHIFT at SPACE 3 CHIPPENDALE feb.
  • CURRENT 4X4 at KILO CIPPENDALE july
  • + 6 group shows

2003
  • NO ENTRY at SPACE 3 CHIPPENDALE feb.
  • BACI GALLUPO..CAFÉ ON KING ST. NEWTOWN april
  • PATIENCE at CURIOUS CAFÉ BONDI JUNCTION agust
  • + 10 group shows

2004

  • INTOWIT at CURIOUS CAFÉ BONDI JUNCTION march
  • CIRCULATE…CAFÉ ON KING ST. april..still going, sometimes I change it a bit
  • WELL CONNECTED…CAFÉ ON GLEBE POINT RD. GLEBE august..also still going, same as circulate, sometimes sell and change it a bit
  • TOKEN WORD at KNOT GALLERY SURRY HILLS november
  • + 7 group shows

2005

  • INVITATION at CURIOUS CAFÉ BONDI JUNCTION march
  • 2 group shows for sydney esquise (Redfern and Surry Hills) march
  • Affordable Art show in Melbourne..with gallery WEDDING CIRCLE from Chippendale, April 13-17
  • Waverley Art Show .. group show, I have 5 paintings in it, opening Friday 29-04-05, untill 5-05-05
  • TIGHES HILL GALLERY in Newcastle, 5 paintings in a group show in June
  • SOLO solo exhibition at NEWVIEW GALLERY, Australia st. Newtown 2-07-05 … 28-07-05
  • TAP GALLERY Surry hills Environmental Art Show..aug.sept 2005 … 2 paintings in group show, first prize peoples choice and environmental art prize. (Painting HUNTER..sold)
  • TIGHES HILL GALLERY in Newcastle … 5 dec - end dec, 2005..3 paintings in xmas show..2 sold


2006
  • UP Till NOW...Newview gallery, 277 Australia st. Nwtown, NSW, february, Solo.
  • SPECIAL PROJECT, 30 metres, MURAL AT THE GREAT ESCAPE, mural coordination.
  • TIGHES HILL GALLERY...Newcastle...27 april - 11 May, @Busstop, Solo.
  • Mammapalooza, TAP GALLERY, 110-17 may, group show, 3 paintings.
  • SUB  GALLERY, Enmore road,15 -22 dec, group show, 11 miniatures& 2 paintings.
  • PEATS RIDGE FESTIVAL, Jollywood, 29-12-06 — 1-1-07, group show, 10 miniatures

2007

  • NEWVIEW GALLERY, Australia street, 9-20 april, SOLO show.
  • Permanent exhibitions still at Circle 8  King street Newtown and Well Connected on Glebe Point Road in Glebe, also some paintings at The Curious Cafe on Bronte road in Bondi Junction.
  • SPECIAL PROJECT, 30 metres MURAL AT THE GREAT ESCAPE, easter, Mural coordination
  • CITY OF SYDNEY, July- December. Art in Albion Lane, one painting in public space, with lots of other artists.
  • SCULPTURE IN THE VINEYARDS  Wollombi Valley 7 Otober-7 December … 4 sculptures, big bunches of grapes, made from expanding foam / wire / spraypaint.
  • BALMAIN ART AND CRAFT SHOW. Eaton street, Balmain 2-3-4 November …5 paintings and 36 blocks, small drawings varnished on blocks.
  • CURIOUS CAFÉ. Balmain Road Bondi Junction. 11 December - June 2008  SOLO show.

2008

  • Ulltimo Festival, 2 Paintings in outdoor group show organized by TAP Gallery ( Palmer st East Sydney) 19  April.
  • NCA ART EXHIBITION ( Newtown Community Annual Art Exhibition)  21 May - 30 May only weekends. Theme Freedom, one painting in Group Show.
  • SYDNEY, CITY OF VILLAGES ART EXHIBITION. 15 July - 4 August.  Finalist, only 10 chosen. Pine Street Chippendale.
  • UNDERBELLY FESTIVAL. 15 August - 31 August, Carriageworls, Wilson st. Redfern. 5 Paintings in a group show as part of Mekanarky.
  • ART ON THE STREET Newtown. 20 Setember - 7 October. My painting ‘Erskineville Rain’ in the shop window of the clotheshop Quick Brown Fox, King St.
  • ALPHA HOUSE, 226 Union St., Erskineville, SOLO EXHIBITION, 26-27-28 September (24 paintings and 30 blocks)
  • SCULPTURES IN THE VINEYARDS, 18 October, Woolombi, Undercliffe Winery, Hunter valley. I added to last years Sculpture.
  • DUNK STREET ART MARKET. 26 October, sold a lot of Blocks, in my solo market stall.
  • BALMAIN ART SHOW. 7-8-9 November, I was invited to have some art there again, only blocks this year, I decided, as  was installing:
  • ARTHOUSE HOTEL, SOLO EXHIBITION. 10 November - 4 January 2009, 275 Pitt St. Sydney, Verge Bar and Gallery Bar, about 30 works
  • CAFÉ ACOUSTICA. SOLO. 13 December - 15 January 2009. 5 paintings in small café on Princes Highway, St Peters

2009
  • CARRIAGEWORKS 21 January “Starving Artists” Group/ solo show through  The Vanishing Point (gallery in Newtown) exhibiting  Block, small works.
  • SOAG, 31 Jan - 28 Feb. Tighes Hill New Gallery Exhibition, 15 Elizabeth st. Tighes Hill Newcastle Large group Sow, 10 works.
  • PYRMONT ART SHOW, ‘small is beautiful’ 2 May, 2 small paintings, one made of blocks.
  • M.A.D.. . 2 June - 18th June. Solo exhibition, 8/142 Addison rd Marrickvile NSW  Paintings (not very large) and blocks/drawings.
  • GALLERIE CHARLOTTE LUGT, from September 2009 ----, anjeliersdwarsstraat 36  Amsterdam, small drawingss on wood, blocks.
  • SAMULGANDI STUDIOS, 10 October-end November, 49 Bonar street Arncliffe, Sydney, NSW.   Various (from small to very large) pieces, paintings/drawings in opening exhibition of the Gallery.
  • DANK STREET ART MARKET, 25 October, Danks street Waterloo, Sydney NSW    Small Art pieces (blocks) Invite Artists only, solo stall
  • BALMAIN ART AND CRAFT SHOW, 7, 8 and 9 November, 2 Eaton street Balmain, Sydney NSW, Huge group exhibition/ market. Invite only, I had 5 paintings and 45 blocks in the show.

2010

  • FORBES & BURTON, 7 January - 8 Februay, 252 Forbes Steet, Darlinhurst, Sydney NSW,  group show, small works, drawings on Wood (blocks)
  • CURIOUS CAFÉ, 10 January - end March, 87 Bronte Road, Bondi Junction, Sydney, NSW, Solo Exhibition
  • TAP GALLERY, Palmer st, East Sydney, 9 March, Group show, women’s Day Exhibition
  • SALMAGUNDI STUDIOS, 13 March—27 March, group show.
  • ALPHA HOUSE, 226 Union Street Erskineville --- 31 March---15 May  ‘Profiler’, group show.
  • TORTUGA  STUDIOS,  ROAD TRIP 23 April—7 May,  31 Princes Highway St Peters,  group show.,
  • 1 KIMBER LANE, 3 April - 7 May   Forrest Lodge.  group show.
  • CLIPPER CAFÉ , 7 May - 24  May, Glebe Point raod  Glebe,   group show.
  • SOAG in Newcastle, 12 June - half July,  group show
  • GREENWAY FESTIVAL, 10 Oct — 17 October, Art Est Art Show, 4/ 67-69 Lords rd. Leichhardt,group show.
  •  ERKO ART, 16 Nov - 18 November, Erskineville Public School, group show.
2011
 
  • SOLO EXHIBITION, 8 April—17 April, Alpha Gallery 226 Union st. Erskineville.        
  • FLIGHT, 18 June, Salmagundi Studios, 49 Bonar st Arncliffe, group show.






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