Jaq Grantford: The Human Spirit

Next date: Friday, 31 May 2024 | 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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Archibald Prize 2023 Finalist and 2023 ANZ People's Choice award winner. 

How much does a portrait tell us of a person? 

The lines, expressions and tiny nuances all gather to create an impression from which we unravel a story.  

This exhibition explores portraiture and shows the faces of some well-known people and some not so well-known. With each portrait, there is a story - some beautiful, some that make a statement, or some that are just about living life.  

 

About the Artist

Jaq Grantford is a local artist and specialises in fine art and portraiture. She has participated in numerous exhibitions, winning many awards, most recently winning the Archibald People’s Choice with her portrait of Noni Hazlehurst, the Darling Portrait Prize with the National Portrait Gallery.  

Her work is held in the MEAM Musem (European Museum of Modern art), the National Portrait Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria and many other collections.  

Since she was a child, Jaq has been passionate about portraying the human form, and that love has persisted throughout her life. To capture the essence of a person is one of her greatest joys. She loves to tell the stories through visual imagery: the influences, the environment, the cultural background, the joys and heartbreaks, and so much more.  

The details and tiny flaws are the most exciting parts of any subject. It’s what makes us different but also united in our imperfection. Jaq tries to paint without judgement the true essence of what is around her and see the beauty inherent in people and place.  

(She also loves cats.)  

     

When

  • Friday, 10 May 2024 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Saturday, 11 May 2024 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 14 May 2024 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 15 May 2024 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday, 16 May 2024 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday, 17 May 2024 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Saturday, 18 May 2024 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 21 May 2024 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 22 May 2024 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday, 23 May 2024 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday, 24 May 2024 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Saturday, 25 May 2024 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 28 May 2024 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 29 May 2024 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday, 30 May 2024 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday, 31 May 2024 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Saturday, 01 June 2024 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 04 June 2024 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 05 June 2024 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday, 06 June 2024 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday, 07 June 2024 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Saturday, 08 June 2024 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 11 June 2024 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 12 June 2024 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday, 13 June 2024 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday, 14 June 2024 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Saturday, 15 June 2024 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 18 June 2024 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 19 June 2024 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday, 20 June 2024 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday, 21 June 2024 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Saturday, 22 June 2024 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Location

Curved Wall Gallery, Frankston Arts Centre, 27-37 Davey Street, Frankston, 3199, View Map

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