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Janne Kearney ‘Perception’ @ Flinders Lane Gallery

This is an incredible treat for Melbournians (people from Melbourne, Australia). An opportunity to see the vibrant and moving works of Janne Kearney in person, in her first major solo exhibition with Flinders Lane Gallery. This whole show is a testament to the numerous awards and accolades Janne has behind her. Her career has seen her work collected by people across the globe and featured on the cover of the BP Portrait Award Catalogue at London’s National Portrait Gallery.

Janne’s paintings aren’t only visually stunning, each work challenges you to look more deeply, thoughtful and evocative, she delves into many current issues and beliefs facing us on the Planet today. You can read about Janne Kearney and her impressive award history in our article from March this year and if you are in the Melbourne,  you really want to see this show in person! I know I will be there.

Janne Kearney Perception

Opening Reception (drinks with the artist):

 December 8, 2018 | 1pm, 2018

Exhibition Dates: 

December 4 – December 22, 2018

Flinders Lane Gallery

137 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Australia

For inquiries or sales, please contact the gallery: info@flg.com.au

Press Release:

Janne Kearney’s hyper-real, brilliantly colourful paintings speak directly to the Zeitgeist that is 2018, embracing the challenges and achievements of both the LGBTQI community and the #Metoo movement. A late comer to the art world (she started her practice once in her mid-40s, after raising her socially progressive family), Janne has always been a strong human rights advocate. As a result, her works ask audiences to disregard preconceived ideas about people, class and gender and strives to highlight the social challenges faced by the youth of today.

FLG has been representing Janne since 2015, during which time she has been announced as a finalist in an impressive 31 national and international awards, including the Portia Geach Memorial Award, Clayton Utz Prize, the Doug Moran Portrait Prize and the BP Portrait Award at London’s National Portrait Gallery. Janne has exhibited her work at the London Portrait Gallery, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, The Sunderland Museum England, Royal Albert Museum and Art Gallery Exeter, Arte dall’ Turin Italy, Salmagundi Club New York, Lux Art Institute San Diego, Sotheby’s Los Angeles, and the MEAM in Barcelona.

Her debut solo with FLG promises to be a vibrant, passionate celebration of cultural diversity.

About Author

Kylie Dexter was born (and is currently living with her gorgeous boys, Rob and Zen)  in Melbourne, Australia. Inspired by Pop Surrealism and the New Contemporary Art movement  she began collecting original works and sculptures in the mid 90's. Since then her collection has grown to epic proportions. She has had an obsession with art from a young age and has an eye for emerging artists, and a deep understanding of the narrative the artist is trying to portray. She believes art can change the way people think and reach the deepest part of their psyches. Kylie has faith in art's ability to create an energy to express and reflect the  deep symbolism and stories that are untouchable in normal reality. She also has a  heartfelt connection to music and is a self-taught artist who brings needle felting to life via her dolls that are sold and shown around the world.   With an enthusiastic addiction for writing about art, talking about art, looking at art and making art, what better place to be, surrounded by what you love! I feel passionate that Beautiful Bizarre Magazine raises the profile of up and coming artists, supports those already in the industry and contributes positively to galleries who share a common goal; to keep art alive and flowing, to keep people creating and more importantly keep people collecting and expressing themselves via the images on their walls. . 'Take your broken heart, make it into art' ~ Carrie Fisher

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