Projects and Public Art
Art Residence at Hambidge Centre, Georgia, USA
Hambidge provides a residency program that empowers talented individuals to explore, develop, and express their creative voices. Situated on 600 acres in the mountains of north Georgia, Hambidge is a sanctuary of time and space that inspires individuals working in a broad range of disciplines to create works of the highest caliber.
Counterparts at Rockhampton Art Gallery
Counterparts is funded by Regional Arts Australia Flying Arts Alliance Inc. and organised and supported by Rockhampton Art Gallery. It involved an internship with the Rockhampton Art Gallery to research their collection of artworks by female artists, choose a work and “counter” this art work creatively. Veronika chose the painting by Del Kathryn Barton “Sapling” and countered it with the work “River Vows…in sickness and in health”, an installation of painted veils and mosaic.
Shorebird Book Project
Currently Veronika is involved in illustrating shorebirds for the Central Queensland Bird Expert Allan Briggs. Allan Briggs is a bird expert and author of many bird guide books to the Central Queensland region. He is currently writing a new book “The Art and Science of Shorebirds” , providing photographs and scientific background on shorebirds. The aim of this book is to convey the essence of Australian migratory and resident shorebirds through both artistic and scientific perspectives. The author has invited local artists such as Margaret Worthington, Sandra Harald and Veronika Zeil to contribute bird paintings to illustrate the book.
Monthly Art Walk at Rockhampton Art Gallery
Each month in 2019 we are able to offer free guided tours with local regional artist, Veronika Zeil, come along and join the conversation about our current exhibition. Our Art Walk will allow a deeper look at the exhibition currently on display, if you have been interested in hearing about the history of art, how art is created or contributing to the conversation this is a great opportunity.
Price: Free Tour
Where: Rockhampton Art Gallery(entry via the front entry of the Gallery, directly off Victoria Parade)
Who: All welcome to attend, this tour will be accessible to all members of the public, regardless of prior art knowledge
Jericho Mosaic Project
The Jericho community project brief was to stage a public workshop in the main street for a few days to create mosaics for the “Chookhouse” – the main street coffee kiosk operating when the markets are on. Every one came and helped – even grey Nomads and truckdrivers stopped to drop in and try their hand at mosaic.
Wandal Community Garden Mosaic Project
The brief was to create a mosaic floor for the rotunda at the community gardens at one community open day – it was a celebration of togetherness and people of all ages and abilities produced this beautiful mosaic with the guidance of Veronika.
Veronika’s art workshops are popular and she teaches community workshops in Central and Western Queensland as well as at the Rockhampton Art Gallery and in her home studio.