Exhibit at 818 Glenferrie Road Shop 2, Hawthorn | Kim Kennedy
Updated: Nov 9
A self-taught artist, Kim Kennedy began sculpting in 1982 working with welding steel and carrying an Australia theme through his artwork. It was after a trip to Los Angeles in 1986 for an art expo that he came back to Australia and began painting, highly motivated and inspired by the L.A. art scene. Kim finds painting allows for experimentation and the ability to change things as you go. "My work is very loose, some of my best pieces have been done very quickly." These days the themes of his work are not as clear cut and much of his inspiration comes from different places and experiences, especially through traveling. Kim does still dabble in sculpting occasionally; in recent times he has been using wood as opposed to welded steel.
When Kim first started working as an artist, he participated in art shows and trade shows in Sydney and Melbourne, but now he mostly creates artwork for himself as well as commissioned work for individuals and businesses. One of his most notable is a 7-meter sculpture on permanent display at the Australian Tourism Association's Canberra office.
Kim is a local artist and has lived in the Boroondara area since 1982. He has had work previously featured in the Camberwell Art Show, which was formally hosted at the Hawthorn Town Hall, now the Hawthorn Arts Centre.