Georgia Lambert

Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts celebrates the advent of Spring with a bright and colourful collection of paintings by local artist Georgia Lambert. A combination of abstract works and still lifes in a variety of sizes create a small retrospect of the work of this talented artist. Painting with acrylics and sometimes including found objects, Lambert’s work stands out from the rest with a vibrancy of colour combined with an almost child-like application of strong brush strokes. Her paintings often include extensions, collage, fragments and assemblages producing ‘out of square’ works which are dynamic and powerful presentations. In a catalogue for an exhibition of Lambert’s work in Greece in 2008, critic and art historian Athena Schina wrote: “The paintings of Georgia Lambert are explosive. They consist of senses of memory, experiences and imagination. Their psychological make-up comes from the bowels of a volcano of the unconscious. Their dynamic takes shape in a centrifugal manner, making its escape from the second to the third dimension and from the inner axes of composition towards the space of art, of reality, of the mind.”

Georgia will exhibit 12 - 15 works from four series that she has spent the last twenty years developing as her signature painting styles: The Swimming Pool Series, the Parrot Series, Nature Studies (mostly flowers) and a truly abstract approach she calls her Star Wars Series. A combination of colour and movement in her art ensures that the canvases leap off the walls! “Licorice All Sorts” is an exhibition not to be missed.

Georgia Lambert was born in Feilding to Greek parents who returned to live in Greece during Georgia’s teenage years allowing Georgia to partake of some of the finest art courses on the Continent. After obtaining a Fine Arts degree in painting at the Academia di Brera in Milan, she went to Paris in 1980 to study at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts on a scholarship for two years of post-graduate studies. Georgia then went to London where she took a full-time one year graduate course at the Motley Theatre Design School. Since 1984 Ms Lambert has worked professionally in the theatre and TV while still finding time to hold solo exhibitions of her work in Athens, Paris, Cyprus and New Zealand. She also taught art at secondary schools in Greece for ten years.

In 1998 Georgia returned to New Zealand, her country of birth, for eight years where she painted and ran the Studio Art Group teaching art and participating in community activities and exhibitions including a solo exhibition at Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts in 2000. She returned to Athens in 2006 where she resided and painted; in 2008 she held a one-woman show at the Arktus Gallery in Athens. Being based in Athens, Georgia was able to travel widely throughout Europe. In 2011 Georgia returned permanently to New Zealand; after spending a year in Auckland she settled in Palmerston North. Lambert has set up her new studio and also teaches at Studio on the Square at Square Edge. “Licorice All Sorts” is her second solo exhibition at Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts; the show will run through 24th October.

Other Upcoming Exhibitions.

Previous Exhibitions.

The Mountains and the Sea
By: Paul Lyons
- 22 Mar 19

RETRO - SPECTIVE: Cash & Carry Sale of Silkscreen Prints
By: Malcolm Warr
- 22 Feb 19

SUMMER FLIGHT: New Zealand Birds and Landscapes
By: Jayeta Valentine
- 25 Jan 19

By: Michele Theobald & Val Jones
- 30 Nov 18

By: Te Wananga o Aotearoa Graduate Weavers 2018
- 12 Nov 18

By: Rachael Smith
- 26 Oct 18

“Licorice All Sorts”
By: Georgia Lambert
- 11 Oct 18

The Art Room (Term 3)
By: Manawatu Art Teachers Association
- 24 Sep 18

By: Willie Docherty
- 25 Aug 18

“A Bouquet of Paintings”
By: Mary Mulholland
- 03 Aug 18

The Infinite Smallness of Being
By: Raemon Rolfe and David Lupton
- 13 Jul 18

Land & Water
By: Timon Maxey
- 22 Jun 18

By: Don Hill & Steve Leurink
- 01 Jun 18

By: New Paintings by Ross Whitlock
- 07 Apr 18

By: Roger Staples
- 02 Mar 18

A Family Affair
By: Colin Hoare and sons James and Alex
- 02 Feb 18

By: Vivian McKenna
- 12 Jan 18

Echoes Of Fiordland
By: Annabel Neall
- 12 Dec 17

By: Te Wananga o Aotearoa Graduate Weavers 2017
- 13 Nov 17

By: Sue Weterings
- 20 Oct 17

IRIS: Photography Exhibition
By: 2017 Epsom/NZIPP Award Winners
- 06 Oct 17

Land and Water
By: Jacky Pearson
- 08 Sep 17

Moments of Transcendent Beauty
By: Paul Lyons
- 11 Aug 17

“Exploring the Intersection Between Detail and Suggestion”
By: John Tidball
- 15 Jul 17

‘The Spaces Between’
By: Anne Morris
- 17 Jun 17

‘The Primacy of Gesture’
By: Ross Whitlock
- 12 May 17

By: Alfred Memelink
- 23 Mar 17

By: Vivian McKenna
- 03 Mar 17

Across the Ditch
By: Australian and New Zealand Print Artists
- 04 Feb 17

“GIVEN TIME AND SPACE” Abstracted Imagery
By: Colin Hoare
- 06 Jan 17

By: Watercolours by Celia Guy
- 03 Dec 16

E Toru nga Mea
By: Weaving and Carving Graduates Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Papaio
- 14 Nov 16

Dot's Nice
By: Elka
- 21 Oct 16

Colour Blast: Work That Jump Off the Canvas
By: Boyd-Dunlop
- 10 Sep 16

Heart Standing Still
By: Rachael Smith
- 30 Sep 16

SAMPLING: Paintings by Jayson Rollon & WARMING BODY & SOUL: Caohagan Island Quilts
By: Jayson Rollon & WARMING BODY & SOUL
- 25 Jul 16

Head for the Coast New Work
By: Beth Charles & Robert Charles
- 11 Mar 16

Extraordinary Art: Paintings
By: Paula Novak
- 12 Feb 16

Window to the Falling Sun: Paintings
By: Annabel Neall
- 04 Dec 15

By: Paul Lyons
- 14 Nov 15

An exhibition of Maori Art - Maunga Kura Toi degree artists of Te Wananga o Aotearoa
By: Te Koru
- 03 Nov 15

Country to Coast
By: Nicholas Hayter
- 11 Oct 15

Anything Goes: Annual Exhibition
By: Manawatu Spinners and Weavers Guild
- 28 Sep 15

By: Dennis Greenwood
- 15 Sep 15

"Soul Is Eternal":
By: Wayne Hansen
- 29 Aug 15