Holly Wheatcroft is an artist and educator passionate about enriching communities through an appreciation of the arts. In addition to her studio practice, Holly holds an MA in art history with five years experience as a CEGEP instructor in Montreal. Currently, Holly teaches at OCADU in Toronto and is in collaboration with the gallery Graven Feather to offer accessible public art history lectures as a community outreach initiative. Holly Wheatcroft is a board member of Toronto Public Art Commission and has been actively involved in various artistic communities such as Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts and SKETCH (community arts initiative for street involved and homeless youth).
Holly Wheatcroft’s art practice explores key themes of community, communication and identity through the idea of the axis mundi. Her constructions feature painted wooden shapes, fantastic and abstract in nature, that are suspended on steel supports. Each shape can spin to reveal a differently painted side and move up and down on its support. This kinetic component encourages viewer participation in the creation of new compositions and colour combinations. Her work has been exhibited widely, such as at Peak Gallery in Toronto, Infiniti cars, by the designer Sarah Richardson at IDS, and in various public events such as Nuit Blanche, Queen West Crawl and the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.The artist is represented by Canvas Gallery and the Design Annex in Hamilton.
Featured Pieces by Holly Wheatcroft (click to enlarge)