Art on a Postcard Winter Auction, Lots 401-520

04 NOVEMBER 2021 - 25 NOVEMBER 2021
DONT CRY SISTER - front DONT CRY SISTER - back 508 - DETAIL
DONT CRY SISTER - front
Reset
Add to wishlist
508. Harriet Gillett

Don't Cry, Sister

Oil on Paper

A6 (15 x 10cm) Original Artwork 

Signed on verso

ESTIMATE


£50 - 1,000

This auction has now ended

Art on a Postcard Winter Auction, Lots 401-520 (508/112)

Notes


About 

 

Harriet Gillett’s work playfully circulates around themes of memory, identity and our relationship with myths and nature. With influences ranging from the literary to the art historical, she works from a mixture of observational drawing and memory, blending past, present and the imagined to create dream-like narratives that visually blur the boundaries between what is ‘real’ and what is remembered, and poke at the fluid nature of language and supposed 'truths'. She employs a variety of mediums and processes, often bringing together seemingly juxtaposing materials or subject matters to show unexpected links through their harmony, such as layering organic oil over acidic spray paint, or melded watercolour pigment to suggest fluidity. 

 

Education 

 

Harriet holds a BA in English Literature from Edinburgh University. She studied a Graduate Diploma in Fine Art from City and Guilds of London Arts School in 2020 and has just started her MA there. 

 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

 

Blueshopcottage, Unit Gallery I Workshop and Mall Galleries, Rise Art, Liliya Art Gallery, Oxo Bargehouse, Purslane Art. She was shortlisted for the 2020 Ingram prize and recently was selected for the Federation of British Artists mentorship prize. 

 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork 

 

These works are part of a series based on the myth of Diana hunting Acteon. It draws on various historical depictions of the myth, which often portray Diana surrounded with leopards and female 'nymphs', whose bodies have often been misrepresented and come to symbolise objects of status or power rather than be subjects in their own right. My paintings seek to draw out alternative themes within the myth, including sisterhood, female empowerment, emotional agency and an interconnectedness with nature. 

 

PLEASE DO NOT BID ON ARTWORK IN OUR ART ON A POSTCARD AUCTIONS IF YOU INTEND ON SELLING THE ARTWORK AFTER YOU HAVE PURCHASED IT. THIS AUCTION HAS BEEN ORGANISED FOR CHARITY AND ALL ARTWORKS HAVE BEEN GENEROUSLY DONATED BY THE ARTISTS TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE HEPATITIS C TRUST. WHEN THE WORK PRODUCED FOR THE CHARITY IS SOLD ON THE SECONDARY MARKET IT DAMAGES OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ARTIST AND PREVENTS US FROM FUNDRAISING. 

Recommended for you


TINTIN LOVE - front
462. Richard Levine
Tintin Love
Acrylic on Paper
Estimate:£50 - 1,000
Auction Ended
THUMBNAIL BOXTREE I - front
502. Georgia Grinter
Thumbnail Box Tree I/IIII
Gouache on Card
Estimate:£50 - 1,000
Auction Ended
FRAGMENTED LANDSCAPE (SKULL) - front
469. Dan Baldwin
Fragmented Landscape (Skull)
Pure Pigment and Acrylic on Paper
Estimate:£50 - 1,000
Auction Ended
THUMBNAIL BOX TREE III - front
504. Georgia Grinter
Thumbnail Box Tree III/IIII
Gouache on Gessoed Card
Estimate:£50 - 1,000
Auction Ended
Be the first to hear about the latest auctions

Your Basket

There are no items in your basket