ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kerry L Brown
An emerging artist, passionate about the Australian landscape, with a love of quirky, mid-century decor
'Opening myself up to pursue my art, It's like I am seeing the world more clearly, more vividly; I feel a strong compulsion to depict my surroundings as they feel, rather than simply what I see before me', says Kerry.
Kerry's works are confident, illustrative and textural, her style is ever-evolving, yet remains truly unique. Beyond the layers of colours, brushstrokes and linework is an underlying delicacy – an empathy, a 'quietness' – that at once reflects both her quiet, thoughtful nature and an innate ability to capture the psyche of her subject, be it landscape, interior, or other.
Based in Bendigo, in regional Victoria, Kerry is inspired by the natural environment, often using colour palettes derived from the local landscape in her artwork.
Kerry has a Bachelor of Arts from La Trobe University, and a Certificate III in Visual Arts from the Northern College of the Arts and Technology, and regularly exhibits in Melbourne and regional Victoria, and currently works from her home studio overlooking her native bush garden.
Current and/or Recent Exhibitions
SOLO / DUO
‘Traverse’ at Living Arts Space Gallery, Bendigo (together with Annie Brigdale)
20 Sept - 14 Nov 2021
‘Selected works,’ at the Bendigo Pottery Café Gallery, Epsom
4 March - 7 May 2021
‘Immersion 20/20’, at Dudley House Galleries, Bendigo
20 Jan - 2 Feb 2021
‘Juxtaposition’ at The Old Auction House, Kyneton (together with Gabe Freeman)
18 - 29 June 2020
Bendigo Easter Art Show 2021
1 - 5 April 2021
Bendigo Open Studios 2021
6 - 8 March 2021
‘27’ at Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy
11 - 28 March 2021
St John of God Bendigo Hospital Atrium Bendigo Artists Show
29 Nov 2020 - 8 Feb 2021
Linden Postcard Show 2020-21, St Kilda
5 Dec 2020 – 31 Jan 2021
Carlingford Community Art Show (online)
24 Nov – 18 Dec 2020
‘Monochrome’ at incube8r Gallery, Fitzroy
30 Jan – 12 Feb 2020
‘Fifty Squared 2020’, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy
7 – 23 Jan 2020
‘43rd Apollo Bay Art Show’, Apollo Bay
26 Dec 2019 – 5 Jan 2020
‘2019 Ilford CCP Salon’, at the Centre for
Contemporary Photography Fitzroy
7 – 22 Dec 2019
‘Almost Solo 16’ at incube8r Gallery, Fitzroy
10 – 29 Oct 2019
‘A Hundred Eyes’ at incube8r Gallery, Prahran
11 – 27 Oct 2019
‘Art4All 2019’ at Fairfield PS, Fairfield
6 – 8 Sept 2019
Qualifications - Kerry L Brown
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
La Trobe University
CERTIFICATE III IN VISUAL ARTS
Northern College of the Arts and Technology
Grants and Prizes
ARTISTS ON VIEW 2020 RECIPIENT
City of Greater Bendigo
BLUETHUMB ART PRIZE 2020
CREATIVE RECOVERY GRANT RECIPIENT
Love Your Local Creatives
City of Greater Bendigo
Photo: Falls Creek, January 2021 by Kerry L Brown
FALLS CREEK RESORT
Falls Creek Resort Management Artist-in-Residence Program
January 2022 (dates TBC)
Following on from an absolutely amazing initial residency period in February 2021, I, together with four fellow artists, will return to Falls Creek in 2022 to exhibit, to host workshops, and to launch an exciting new art product range. We're still planning and watching the Covid-19 situation closely, but hope to be able to update you all really soon.
This exciting collaborative art project is made possible with the support of the incredible team at Falls Creek Resort Management. Thanks, Elise and team!
November 2019 - September 2021
I had a wonderful little studio/gallery space at the historic Bendigo Pottery complex, 15 minutes north of the Bendigo CBD. Sally and Rod were wonderful 'landlords' and are great supporters of the arts, particularly locally. I have decided to end my tenancy for now, and have moved my studio home while all this Covid-19 stuff works itself out... I'm still available for commissions or to meet up, by appointment.
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