Josh Lancaster

Josh graduated with first-class honours from Massey University School of Design Wellington in 2000.

The years that followed surmounted in a highly-awarded advertising career alongside life-long creative partner Jamie Hitchcock.  

Despite the nice lunches and overseas junkets, Josh has always wanted to paint pictures for a job. So in 2015 he pulled the pin on advertising and, with brush in hand, headed to the Hawkes Bay to have a proper go at it. He now paints from his home studio in Havelock North each day where he lives with his 3 boys and they all have cheese toasties for lunch instead.  

His landscapes often capture the geography of the heart - the places we call ‘ours’ and that define who we are and where we are from. Depictions of the scenes we know and love, connecting us all through a shared memory of place. 

 

List of Solo Shows 

 

THE REGULARS, 2016 - Smyth Galleries Auckland. 

THE REGULARS 2, 2017 - Smyth Galleries Auckland

BITS OF THE BAY, 2018 - Edges, Havelock North

LOCAL WATERS, 2019 - Smyth Galleries Auckland

LANCASTER AT THE LIVING ROOM, 2019 - Devonport

HILL COUNTRY, 2019 - Edges, Havelock North

THE BEATEN PATH, 2021 - Muse Gallery, Havelock North

THE ROAD TO WAIMARAMA, 2022 - Muse Gallery, Havelock North

 

Media

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/hawkes-bay-artist-paints-waimarama-roads-geography-of-the-heart/DWUHVYNDNE4OXG6PL4BWRSTWNQ/

 

https://baybuzz.co.nz/the-road-to-waimarama/

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/kiwis-who-forgo-normal-life-and-careers-to-do-things-differently/I2N2X6BOCI5KBT67PHWGQ6M5J4/

 

https://idealog.co.nz/design/2017/03/building-intent-josh-lancasters-lego-landscapes

 

https://idealog.co.nz/design/2017/04/these-are-few-my-favourite-things-josh-lancaster

 

https://rwgreylynn.co.nz/blog/2017/november/16/painting-new-zealand/

 

https://concreteplayground.com/auckland/arts-entertainment/art/concrete-playground-meets-josh-lancaster

 

https://stoppress.co.nz/news/former-ad-man-josh-lancaster-unveil-first-solo-gallery/

 

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