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

Posted on September 20, 2019

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

Posted on August 11, 2019

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

Posted on July 22, 2019

Leni Kae’s artwork ‘Find Me Dreaming by the River’ is a finalist in the Foot Square Small Pieces Art Prize 2019, showing at Aspire Gallery. The painting is a watercolour and acrylic mixed media artwork on stretched canvas, 25.5cm x 25.5cm.

In this painting, Sydney artist Leni Kae explores the emotional awakening that happens through the still of night and dream; drawing a connection to the physical landscape. Flowing paint represents subconscious release of emotion. The forest represents exploration. The mountains represent the attainment of resolution and truth that comes with dream.

The 2019 ‘Foot Square’ Competition will be held at Aspire Gallery, QLD. The artwork will be for sale for the duration of the exhibition, also available online in Leni Kae’s online shop >.

Aspire Gallery
53 Kennedy Terrace, Paddington, Qld

Exhibition Dates:

17 July – 27 July 2019, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:30am – 4:30pm

Awards Night: Saturday 20 July, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Posted on July 10, 2019

Sydney artist Leni Kae is a finalist in the Du Reitz Art Awards 2019 (2D award) with her artwork “The Ways I Feel When You Call My Name”; a 9-piece watercolour series on 300gsm paper.

The piece is an abstract representation of the landscape and how it mirrors the emotional landscape of the self. Each piece reflects on a different kind of love and how each plays a part in our growth and healing; romantic love, friendship, love for a child, self-love, passionate love, family, mature love, love reborn from random connections.

The fluidity and abstract river represent emotional outpour and a ‘break’ in the emotional self that seeks healing. The flowing patterns of leaf forms symbolise growth and renewal, with each leaf reaching out to the next; highlighting the human need for growth and connection.

The artwork will be available for sale for the duration of the exhibition. Enquiries welcome.

Art Awards Exhibition viewing | 24 July – 23 August 2019

The Gympie Regional Gallery is located at 39 Nash Street, Gympie and open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.

Posted on July 3, 2019

Leni Kae’s artwork “Immersion in Blue” has been chosen as a finalist in the Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Award, 2019.

‘Immersion in Blue’ 50x50cm by Leni Kae has been inspired by a poem by the artist:

“I could drown in the space where dreams live

The space where truth comes alive

Watch me soak it all in until life doesn’t matter

And rise again with new vigour”

– Leni Kae, Sydney Artist, Writer

This year, due to the high number of quality entries there will be two exhibitions across both Brisbane based Lethbridge galleries. The award will be presented in the Paddington Gallery, where Leni Kae’s artwork will be exhibited.

The opening of the exhibition and the announcement of the winners will take place:
6pm Saturday June 29
Lethbridge Gallery Paddington
136 Latrobe Terrace,
Paddington, 4064

Posted on June 5, 2019

Leni Kae’s portrait painting “Portrait of a Reader”, acrylic on canvas, just 20x20cm in size, has been chosen as a finalist piece in the Southern Buoy Studios Portrait Prize, 2019.

Though small, it’s careful composition and brushwork draw the viewer’s attention to the emotive qualities of the subject.


Opening event tickets are now available via the Southern Buoy Studios website. Buy Tickets >

The artist is available for portrait commissions. Contact the artist for more information.

Posted on April 19, 2019