Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

People smiling at Activate 2023 Hollyhock Leadership Institute

Jeremy Herndl

Jeremy Herndl was born in Surrey, BC and has lived across Canada and abroad. He earned his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art in Design in 1996 and his MAA in Painting at Emily Carr University in 2011.  
In recent years, Jeremy has received funding from the Canada Council, BC Arts Council and a third Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant. He has been artist in residence at the Banff Centre, The Brucebo Residency Award in Gotland, Sweden, Tombstone Territorial Park AiR in the Yukon and the Vermont Studio Center (Helen Frankethaler Fellowship).

In the past few years his work has been exhibited at Michael Gibson Gallery (London, On.), the Surrey Art Centre in Surrey BC, Open Space Art Society in Victoria, BC, Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George BC and numerous other group shows. His work is in collections such as the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Surrey Art Centre, The University of Victoria, The West Vancouver Museum, the Brucebo Foundation, Sweden, The City of Surrey, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and many corporate and private collections.


Events with Jeremy Herndl

Nature Paints Itself
July 7 - 12, 2024

What if the world created us humans to speak its names, sing its rivers and winds? What if nature paints itself, using our deft human hands and the tactility of sight to emulate its textures, colours and spaces? In this workshop we shall enter the space of nature, the garden,…