ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kerry L Brown
Seasoned Creative, Emerging Artist
Kerry's transition to a full-time visual artist has been a turning point in not just her work life, but in her view of life in general - she describes the transition as 'a whole new view of the world.' 'I see things so much more clearly, more vividly now and I push these observations by depicting them as I'd like them to be', says Kerry.
A senior creative with 25 years' experience in design and advertising, 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. Her experience as a designer and creative director gives her the drive to continually produce bodies of work which extend her as an artist.
Influenced heavily by strong design principles, her work is as diverse as it is dynamic; Kerry's style is experimental and always evolving, yet has an underlying delicacy that reflects her ability to look past the surface of a situation or scene and to capture the essence of a fleeting moment.
Based in Bendigo, in regional Victoria, Kerry is inspired by the natural environment, often using colours based on the local landscape in her interior studies and other works more broadly. In her photography and printmaking, the artist focuses on the finer details, on '...looking closer to reveal layers of hidden beauty in unexpected ways.'
Kerry regularly exhibits in Melbourne and regional Victoria, and works both from her studio space at the Bendigo Pottery and from her home studio overlooking an inspired native bush garden.
Qualifications - Kerry L Brown
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
La Trobe University
CERTIFICATE III IN VISUAL ARTS
Northern College of the Arts and Technology
Current and/or Recent Exhibitions
‘Selected works,’ at the Bendigo Pottery Café Gallery
4 March - 7 May 2021
‘Immersion 20/20’, at the beautiful Dudley House Galleries, Bendigo
20 Jan - 2 Feb 2021
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 group 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
‘Juxtaposition’ at The Old Auction House, Kyneton
18 – 29 June 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
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
Artist-in-Residence (Ongoing tenancy)
November 2019 - present
I have a wonderful work/gallery space at the historic Bendigo Pottery complex, 15 minutes north of the Bendigo CBD. Sally and Rod are wonderful 'landlords' and supporters of the arts.
There are beautiful rose gardens, other artists and makers, and of course, the Pottery - a thriving business and wonderful tourist attraction. Pop out if you can.
If you're coming out to see me, get in touch first and make an appointment. I'd love to meet with you.
FALLS CREEK RESORT
Falls Creek Resort Management Artist-in-Residence Program
(Upcoming) January 2022
Following on from an absolutely amazing initial 'reconnaissance mission' in February this year, I, together with four fellow artists, will return to Falls Creek to develop new works, hold an exhibition and run a workshop or two... We're still planning our exciting next steps but hope to be able to update you all really soon.
This project made possible with the support of the incredible team at Falls Creek Resort Management. Thanks, Elise and team!