Nicola Green - Said Business School - Oxford9 October to 20 December
A Witness to Power, a retrospective exhibition of works by the artist and social historian Nicola Green, will be displayed at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, from the 9th October to the 20th December 2019.
Curated by Lizzie Collins of the Zuleika Gallery in association with Hollandridge Group, the exhibition encompasses over fifty works, and brings together two of Green’s critically acclaimed series for the first time: In Seven Days… (2010) and Encounters (2018).
When creating these two bodies of work the artist gained remarkable access to both President Barack Obama and the world’s most pre-eminent religious leaders including Pope Francis, The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu.
A Witness to Power raises important questions about identity and the perception of difference; to inspire others with this story of cross-cultural dialogue.
In Seven Days… was produced from Green’s experience as a first-hand witness to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. She created a series of seven large-scale silkscreen prints which capture the significance of President Obama’s campaign and its importance in the long trajectory of history. The Metropolitan Museum of Art described In Seven Days… as ‘an artistic and historic masterpiece.’
For Encounters, Green spent a decade travelling the world, witnessing and chronicling new and unprecedented developments in interfaith dialogue.She won the confidence of figures including former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, Pope Francis, former Grand Mufti of Egypt Ali Gomaa, Emeritus Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and the Dalai Lama.
From this experience, Green realised she was observing a new development in our collective history: that religious leaders were beginning, for the first time, to publicly articulate their respect for other faiths, without undermining the absolute truth of their own. Green distilled all of this into a series of portraits, presented in two forms The Encounter Series and The Light Series.
The Encounters series is comprised of 30 portraits displayed together in a shared space and of equal status; Green is proud to be the first artist in history to depict all the world’s major religions together, without hierarchy.
The Light Series is made up of twelve, life-sized, Perspex figures, which can be found across the Said Business school campus. Everyone is invited to meet the figures, to interact with them, and to take photos.
The exhibition launch will be accompanied by a Q & A between Nicola Green and renowned author and scholar Saeb Eigner.
Curator Tours will take place Fridays 12.30 - 13.45 from 9 October to 20 December. A weekend tour will also take place on Saturday 23rd November 12 - 1pm.
Hollandridge curated a collection of contemporary art and sculpture to complement an exhibition of decorative antiques for the home and garden by Louise Hall Decorative. The selling exhibition took place at Bix Manor, Henley-on-Thames from 20th -22nd September and we were delighted to welcome Julia Kirkham Design to join our collaboration, who specialises in bespoke gardens.
The Art Business Conference LondonSeptember 2019
Luxury & Art: as corporates and luxury brands work more with the art world, the session will explore this cross fertilisation and the dynamics of managing and delivering large scale projects, events and partnerships including the Rolls-Royce Art Programme and development of the Great Scotland Yard Hotel, which launches as part of the Hyatt Unbound Collection later this year. How can the art trade engage with this sector and create new business opportunities for itself? Speakers: Shafeena Yusuff Ali (Lulu Group), Jessica Persson Conway (Rolls- Royce), Sarah Percy-Davis (Hollandridge Group) & Ivan Macquisten (ImacQ)
Private Viewing and Lunch with Ralph HeimansMay 2018
HOLLANDRIDGE arranged a Private Viewing of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries to see The Coronation Theatre: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Royal Portraitist Ralph Heimans followed by a lunch at the Cinnamon Club where Ralph brought a selection of recent paintings to view and discuss the subject of narrative in portraiture covering a number of his major commissions as well as some of the historical influences in his work.
Hollandridge Winter ExhibitionDecember 2018
The Hollandridge Winter Exhibition was a preview of some of the wonderful and talented artists with whom we have worked on various projects this year.
The artists who were exhibited were Holly Frean, Nicola Green, Mark Hilltout, Marcus Hodge, Biddy Hodgkinson, Jason Mulligan, Caroline Milne, Patricia Mitchell and Emily Thornton
Henley Festival - ExhibitionJuly 2018
During the heatwave of July 2018 we had a fabulous week at the Henley Festival. We showed a wide range of paintings, sculpture and ceramics from artists from around the world which were a monster hit with all the music revellers!