• Next Exhibit At The Matthew Gillett Gallery
    Published: Sat, 15 Jun 2013 13:00:54 +0000

    My next exhibit is at the Matthew Gillett Gallery, on June 27th, at the stunning location of Scarborough on the south coast of New South Wales. There will be other works on display from Matthew Gillett and Arthur Apanski. Hope to see you there. Details below.


  • Missed The Show?
    Published: Mon, 27 May 2013 20:48:29 +0000

    My interview on Colour In Your Life was aired on TV4ME last Sunday, 26th May, at 7:00pm, but don’t worry if you missed it. The show will be aired again this Wednesday, May 29th at 6:30pm. Whether you missed it, or you are watching it for the second time round, I hope you enjoy it and thanks for supporting my work.

    You can see all my artworks that were aired on the show by visiting my Colour In Your Life Gallery.

    Zeus in dressZeus in Dress

  • Colour In Your Life Interview
    Published: Tue, 21 May 2013 23:02:48 +0000
    Colour In Your Life– John Kennedy


    Great news! You can grab a preview of the full Colour In Your Life episode on You Tube. The above is due to screen on TV4ME on Sunday, May 26th, 2013, at 7pm. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Thanks very much to Graeme Stevenson and Sofia – they were a pleasure to meet.

  • Colour In Your Life
    Published: Fri, 17 May 2013 03:44:03 +0000

    John will be appearing on Australian TV show, “Colour In Your Life” on May 26th, 2013 at 7pm on TV4ME. See John at work in his studio and see first hand his art inspiration and projects.

    Colour In Your LifeJohn being interviewed by Graeme Stevenson

    More details can be found on the Colour In Your Life web-site. Additionally, you can see some photos from John’s interview in the Photo Gallery .

  • Lola Perrin’s 7 Fridays – Concert 6
    Published: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 23:41:00 +0000

    I regularly collaborate with musician and pianist Lola Perrin. In fact you can see several of my works inspired by the music of Lola in the gallery here. Below is a video edit from one of Lola’s 7 Friday Concert series. I was fortunate enough to be in London for this event and have the opportunity to talk about my work, alongside a recital delivered impeccably by renowned BBC journalist Mihir Bose and of course accompanied by Lola’s music.

    John Kennedy speaks at Lola Perrin’s 7 Fridays Concert Series

  • John Kennedy’s One Man Show: CANTO II
    Published: Sat, 01 Nov 2008 22:11:00 +0000

    John’s next one man show is at the Project Contemporary Artspace, in Wollongong, Australia, from Wednesday, December 3rd to Monday, December 14th, 2008. Special guest artists Simon Tognetti and Johnno Pereira are also exhibiting. Opening night is Friday, December 5th at 7pm.

    The War Dance – Sketch 1

    The Amphritite

  • John Kennedy at The South Bank Centre
    Published: Thu, 01 Feb 2007 22:06:00 +0000

    “12 Works inspired by the music of Lola Perrin

    QEH Foyer: March 15th, 12pm – 10.30pm, Free Admission

    “Just as Lola finds her sounds through visual imagery, I found it a harmonious balance to find imagery through sound. I started to visualize a place from my own imagination brought on by the movement and tones of her music and, almost by reflex, I began to sketch in the same movement. I experimented with many mediums to help familiarize every tone, every phrase from the compositions, like getting to know a new friend. “

    The selected 12 drawings for this exhibition comes from a collection of 100 drawings all produced not in a studio, but on trains and planes, in between destinations and in between countries. Always in transience: I’d meditate on my surroundings and my imagination – with Lola’s piano music in my headphones and a sketchbook in my hands.

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    My choice to work on a series of black and white drawings, without colour, is of vital importance. It is a skeleton, a structure of understanding, like notations on the staff lines. Yet, in some way, the absence of colour in these drawings surprisingly highlights rich colours in Lola’s music.

    My line work is a continuum, as though there is no beginning and no end but an evolving sound. Just as I find with Lola Perrin’s music; even when the music stops I still hear the sounds continue on like a natural pulse.” (John Kennedy February ’07, Sydney)

  • John Kennedy at The South Bank Centre
    Published: Thu, 01 Feb 2007 22:02:00 +0000

    “12 Works inspired by the music of Lola Perrin”

    QEH Foyer: March 15th, 12pm – 10.30pm, Free Admission
    To coincide with
    Lola Perrin at The Purcell Room, March 15th, 7:45pm, £15


    “Just as Lola finds her sounds through visual imagery, I found it a harmonious balance to find imagery through sound.”

    Award winning artist, John Kennedy, is producing a body of work based on the music of composer pianist Lola Perrin. He is currently painting large-scale works that take references from 100 drawings, including the 12 in this exhibition – his first show in the UK. John Kennedy lives and works in Sydney, Australia.


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