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.
Opening Reception (drinks with the artist):
December 8, 2018 | 1pm, 2018
December 4 – December 22, 2018
137 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Australia
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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.