caroline kennedy


Caroline Kennedy is an Australian artist who has worked in a variety of mediums producing sculpture, installation, photographic and painting works. Since graduating from Melbourne's RMIT University, Kennedy has exhibited both in Australia and Europe, including 13 solo exhibitions and 35 group shows. Kennedy has been the recipient of a number of awards, grants and residencies — her personal highlight has been the award from the Art Gallery of NSW, the Dr Denise Hickey Studio, a 4 month residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, France.

Inspired by her extensive travels, Kennedy uses her documentary photographs as a source for her practice. Kennedy is drawn to all things foreign and relishes the challenges, which come with experiencing new cultures, landscapes, languages, people and art forms. She researches the places and events that surround her, the everyday situations - both the ordinary and the extraordinary.

Kennedy also has a strong interest in the effects of reflected and refracted light and how shadows may be cast according to the nature of their source. Exploring how light bounces off the wall, Kennedy's installations are often read entirely through the shadows cast on the wall.

Kennedy is constantly working on her "lists", drawing on personal histories using old family photographs, she documents and catalogues subjects including houses she has lived in, cars she has owned, pets she has loved, most cherished records, all painted in oils on translucent perspex.

In 2015, Kennedy was awarded a Carpe Diem artist studio residency in Kerala India as part of the Monsoon Artist Residency Program. She also explored the Red Centre of Australia while on a camping trip with her family. This year of travel inspired her 2016 exhibition titled "Chronicle" which was held at G1 Gallery Project Space, in Collingwood Melbourne.

In 2019, Kennedy exhibited a new body of work in an exhibition titled “Blue Note” at Tacit Galleries in Collingwood Melbourne, an exhibition of oil paintings ; her snapshots from the past couple of years painted monochromatically in the colour blue. Kennedy is currently working on a new painting show called Wandering for an upcoming exhibition at Gecko Gallery in Fish Creek which embraces the lush South Gippsland landscapes.

Kennedy lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.

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