Hondartza Fraga / Not for Navigation


Friday 2nd December / 6pm - 8pm

Exhibition Continues

Weds 7th December - 24th February 2017

Exhibition Opening Times

Weds-Fri / 12pm - 5pm (other times by appointment). (Closed 17th December - 10th January inclusive)



The International 3 is pleased to announce the launch of Not for Navigation, a solo exhibition by Hondartza Fraga. Taking its title from inscriptions found on illustrative rather than functional maps, Not for Navigation brings together new and existing works that demonstrate the artist’s ongoing exploration of our individual and collective relationship to landscape and an examination of the spatial, temporal, emotional, cultural and imagined distance that exists between ourselves and everything / everyone else.

Alongside screen based works and two new large scale drawings Mappa (Hemispheres) and Blank Orrery; both of which investigate the act of mapping, Not for Navigation will also include the inaugural presentation of Hondartza’s major project 365 Globes. Produced by the artist from 1st January 2015 to 31st December 2015 this work comprises of 365, A5 pencil drawings of earth globes; one made on each day of the year. A new publication of the same name will also be launched to accompany the exhibition. Published by East Street Arts in a limited first edition of 366 copies; echoing 2016 as a leap year, 365 Globes brings together images of all of the drawings alongside an essay commissioned by The International 3, written by Rebecca Morrill (Senior Editor at Phaidon). Books will be available for purchase throughout the exhibition.

Hondartza Fraga’s practice is based on a rigorous approach to the research of her subject matter and her technical abilities enable her to produce work of consistent quality across a range of media, resulting in a practice that is broad yet focused, precise yet flexible. Her work is multi-disciplinary and multi-layered, full of insight, intrigue and undeniable poetry.

On Wednesay 22nd February 2017 from 6pm-8pm***(please note this is a new date to previously advertised), join us at The International 3 for an in conversation with the artist. Places are FREE but booking in advance is essential. To reserve your place please email ptb@international3.com. More details to follow.

Not for Navigation is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and is supported by The International 3’s Patrons. Thank you to University of Salford for equipment hire. At the same time as Not for Navigation, Hondartza will be exhibiting in Miniature World at Castlefield Gallery from 18th November 2016 until 22nd January 2017. More information about that exhibition can be found here

Hondartza Fraga was born in 1982 in Cabanas, A Coruña, Spain. Hondartza graduated from a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at The University of the Basque Country (Spain) in 2005; completed an MA in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University in 2007 and will embark on a PhD at University of Leeds in 2017. Hondartza has exhibited nationally (Leeds,Liverpool, London, Manchester, Sheffield) and internationally (Portugal, Spain, Norway, Istanbul, Italy). Hondartza is currently a studio holder at Patrick Studios (East Street Arts) in Leeds. Hondartza’s most recent solo exhibitions include The Sea Full Stop at Manchester Art Gallery and El Mar Indirecto, Espacio creativo Alexandra, Santander, Spain.  More information about Hondartza’s work can be found the artist’s website www.hondartzafraga.com

For more information/ images, please contact Paulette Terry Brien: ptb@international3.com Tel: 07981 389 591


  • Hondartza Fraga - 365 Globes (composite)

  • Hondartza Fraga, 365 Globes No.14

    pencil on paper, A5 Courtesy the artist

  • Hondartza Fraga, The Leap One

    Limited edition print