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Rhona, MARGAUXWARE (Florence Weir) JUG
Nik Mavromantis & Julia Holderness, 2024
Glazed stoneware
$575 | SOLD

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Plates & Jugs
2024
Watercolour collage
$2500 | SOLD

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$POA | ENQUIRE

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Maud, MARGAUXWARE (Florence Weir) JUG
Nik Mavromantis & Julia Holderness, 2024
Glazed stoneware
$575 | SOLD

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MARGAUXWARE (Florence Weir) TILE SET
Glazed stoneware
$350 | SOLD

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Dinner Setting, Villa Margaux
2023
Watercolour collage, framed
$2350 | ENQUIRE

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Design for a plate
2024
Watercolour, framed
$1450 | ENQUIRE

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MARGAUXWARE (Florence Weir) PLATES
Nik Mavromantis & Julia Holderness, 2024
$POA | ENQUIRE

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Vue sur la cour
2024
Watercolour, framed
430 x 590mm
$2400 | ENQUIRE

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A Mediterranean window
2024
Watercolour collage, framed
435 x 560mm
$2500 | SOLD

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Jardin d'agrément, collage à l'aquarelle
2024
Watercolour, framed
435 x 505mm
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Sybil, MARGAUXWARE (Florence Weir), VASE
Nik Mavromantis & Julia Holderness, 2024
$POA | SOLD

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Ada, MARGAUXWARE (Florence Weir), VASE
Nik Mavromantis & Julia Holderness, 2024
$POA | SOLD

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Gwen, MARGAUXWARE (Florence Weir), JUG
Nik Mavromantis & Julia Holderness, 2024
$POA | SOLD

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Isobel, MARGAUXWARE (Florence Weir), PLATTER
2024
$POA | ENQUIRE

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Tile - Leaf pattern
Set of 2, 2024
$220 (set) | ENQUIRE

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Fabric (Isobel) & Tiles
2024
$120-150 | ENQUIRE

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Tile- Paysage Grand ciel
2024
$290 | ENQUIRE

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Workbook pages 12 & 13 (Forence Weir)
2023
Watercolour collage in found notebook
$950 | ENQUIRE

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Cheryl Lucas, Eggs
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$POA | SOLD

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Jacquelyn Greenbank, Olives
Return to Villa Margaux
Installation view
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Workbook page 7
2023
Watercolour collage in found notebook
$550 | SOLD

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Margaux
2024
Fabric print, cotton linen, ed of 5
$500-650 | ENQUIRE

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Watercolour & MARGAUXWARE Jug
$POA | SOLD

Return to Villa Margaux

Julia Holderness

19 Jun – 20 Jul 2024

Julia Holderness returns to the artist-designer Florence Weir’s time spent at Villa Margaux a little-known artist residence near Menton in the South of France. Part fantasy art residency, part art historical research, the exhibition explores connections between travel, memory, and domestic objects through the presentation of a range of ceramics, fabrics, collages and paintings. Holderness’ new body of work sees the continuation of forms and ideas first explored in Villa Margaux, her solo exhibition at Sanderson Contemporary in 2023.

Villa Margaux was a site of social and creative inspiration for a number of artists during their Summer stays in the early 1930s. The house and surrounding landscape offered the quietly determined Weir an informal artist community and welcoming conditions for her burgeoning forays into ceramics and fabric design. 

 

This research extends Holderness’ interest in the relationship between craft and art and the slippage between artmaking, lived experience and fiction. The imagery in Return to Villa Margaux considers pattern, landscape, still-life and the decorative sides of modernism. These objects imagine possible artworks created while staying at Villa Margaux, yet also trace Weir’s experiences living there: colours, walking in the landscape, friendships, artistic exchange, and influence. The ceramics and fabric designs could have been created by Weir at a later date, and based on memories and the spirit of that formative time.

Florence Weir’s fabrication is embodied by Holderness. In positioning herself as artistic fabricator, collaborator and commissioner, Holderness creates both ambiguity between herself and Weir’s work and “potentiality…opening out possible – and impossible – points of connection and exchange.” Weir, in some sense, proposes a form of time travel, and her loose insertion in the historical record enables a traversing across art movements, styles, locations, and mediums. Return to Villa Margaux affords Holderness a way to explore aesthetic histories and travel in the Mediterranean through the work of her singular creation – New Zealand artist Florence Weir.

 

> View the exhibition catalogue for Julia Holderness Return to Villa Margaux

 

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