JB Body and Soul
JB A Blaze II
Born in 1989, of Pakeha and Samoan decent Joshua Bashford gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honours from the University of Canterbury in 2012, and lives and works near Little River. Time spent in the region inspires many of the motifs in his work, the river, the roads, the fish, the people the hawks?
Bashford was mentored by noted NZ-Pacific artist Fatu Feu?u met when Feu?u was Artist in Residence at the Macmillian Brown Centre for Pacific Studies in 2011. They have exhibited together in Canterbury, in Apia (Samoa) as part of the?Return to Hawaiiki?visiting artists programme, and in 2013 at The Diversion Gallery in Picton. Much of Bashford?s work employs printmaking techniques such as woodcuts, sometimes on a very large scale, although often he produces just a single monoprint on canvas of these very complex works.Josh Bashford has exhibited in Nelson, Christchurch, Blenheim, Auckland Melbourne and Samoa and his work is included in numerous private collections.?He has begun to establish a very original, distinctive style, a young artist to watch in the future.
2011 Tin Palace art exhibition lytteton?
2012 Columbo mall exhibition?
2012?Return to Hawaiiki?in Samoa, six selected artists
2012 Island brothers, Fatu Feu’u, Little river gallery,?
2012 Postgrad submission show at Papergraphica?
2013 Exhibition with Fatu Feu’u Diversion gallery Picton?
2014 Sole extraction at little river gallery
2014 New Ground chambers gallery Christchurch
2014 Diversion Gallery, Picton, Nz
2014 kings college Art sale
2015 Pacific?generation ?exhibition at Bashfords Antiques with Fatu Feu’u?
2016 Baradene college Auckland art sale
2016 Mt Albert Grammar art sale
2016 Pacific?generation 2 exhibition at Bashford Antiques with Fatu Feu’u?
2016 New woodcuts PG gallery Christchurch
2016 Last Judgement group show PG gallery Christchurch
2016 Call of the Sea group show kereru Gallery Nelson
2016 Ponsonby central pop up exhibition
2016 Wallace awards finalist work on show at Pa homestead Auckland
2017 Home sea and between Little River Gallery
2017 Group show Kereru Gallery Nelson
2017 Show with Fatu Feu?u at the university of samoa
2018 Mt Albert gramma Art sale
2018?The cutting edge, show with Barry Cleavin Diversion Gallery Picton
2018 ?with Llew Summers, Rebecca Harris, Jason Ware, Matt Akehurst, Chambers Art Gallery ChCh
2019 with Ben Reid and Sue Cooke, Chambers Art Gallery ChCh