Leni Kae’s artwork “The Evolution of Blue: 6 days to Sunday” is a finalist in the Georges River Art Prize, 2019.
This 6-piece artwork series is an abstract representation of the physical landscape, mirroring the emotional landscape of healing from emotional hardship. The colour transition depicts the journey of healing from ‘being blue’ to lighter emotions reflected by lighter colours towards Sunday; ‘the day of light’, marking a new beginning.
The artwork is painted with watercolour on 300gsm paper, total dimensions approximately 95cm x 60cm, and will be available for sale for the duration of the exhibition.
Exhibition Dates and Opening Hours
Saturday 26 October 2019 – Thursday 30 January 2020.
Hurstville Museum & Gallery:14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10.00am – 4.00pm Sunday: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Sydney artist Leni Kae’s work ‘Find Me In a Field of Peonies’ has been selected for the 2019 Kennedy Prize Foundation’s Choice exhibition.
Each year the Kennedy Arts Foundation members invite an entrant to exhibit their artwork in an exhibition at the Kennedy Prize. This year the theme of the prize and exhibition was ‘Beauty’. Leni Kae’s entry artwork , a red toned abstract landscape painting, symbolizes walking through flower fields. Emotionally, it represents walking through memories of romance and romantic beginnings.
2019 Kennedy Prize Exhibition Launch:
Fri 30th August at 7pm
Royal South Australian Society of Arts, Level One, corner North Terrace & Kintore Avenue, Adelaide SA
Leni Kae’s artwork ‘Winter Walk Along Bushrangers Bay’ will be exhibited in Southern Buoy Studios’ inaugural 2019 Mornington Peninsula Landscape Exhibition.
The exhibition is in celebration of Mornington Peninsula scenery; with a prize awarded to the best landscape/ seascape painting.
Winter Walk Along Bushrangers Bay is painted in watercolour, acrylic paint and oil pastel on canvas (76cm x 61cm). In her work, Kae uses line work to express the energetic connection between nature and the elements; whilst also examining the connection between nature and the human emotional landscape. The artwork will be available for sale for the duration of the exhibition
OPENING NIGHT | Mornington Peninsula Landscape Exhibition
31 August Opening Night (ticketed event). Winner will be announced on opening night.
Ticket Information coming soon
Leni Kae’s self-portrait, “The Artist Bare: Unfinished, Untold” is a finalist in the Dean Cogle Portrait Prize 2019. The artwork is a 37cm x 45cm acrylic painting on canvas, with canvas and paper collage elements.
The artist says of the artwork:
“There is something about motherhood that has forced a self-confrontation. So much changes, it feels like starting over. There is also a mass of paradoxical emotions. There is joy for new life, yet grief for the life that can no longer be lived. There is the rediscovery of the self and your own strength, yet feelings of loss during a period of self-transformation as you say goodbye to your old self. Throughout it all, I felt stripped bare, and like I’m building a new ‘self’ again. In this painting, I have painted myself as bare; unfinished. The loose, stuck on canvas parts represent the untold story to come. Beneath the front layers, I have applied paper over my chest across the canvas, symbolising the small part of me I keep to myself; the part of me that I cannot lose, and the passion that I must guard. ” – Leni Kae
The Dean Cogle Portrait Prize features a $5,000 first prize, and will be on exhibition at Currumbin’s Dust Temple.
Exhibitions Dates: 03-Aug-2019 to 04-Sep-2019
DUST TEMPLE: 54 CURRUMBIN CREEK ROAD, CURRUMBIN, QLD
Monday to Friday 6.30am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday 7am – 1pm