My name is Kadira Jennings. I was born in New Zealand and emigrated to Australia in 1981, although I frequently return to NZ as I find much inspiration there.
I currently reside on the Central Coast of NSW one hours drive north of Sydney.
My work is my homage to Mother Nature.
In this way, I want to share with others, the magic and mystery I have discovered in nature.
My story is one of the unconditional love I have for the ancient lands I have had the privilege to be present in. My language is visual. It tells tales of the connection and bond to the land we travel. Through my art, I feel like I am the caretaker of such places. It is my honour and responsibility to bring this beauty and understanding to others, to offer them a vision of ‘the quiet beauty and silence of spaces’.
There is a timeless, spiritual, connectedness that I experience within the beauty of natural forms and their presence. It is an essence which I bring to the world through my work.
The distillation of this natural energy manifests as a quiet stillness, a magical mysteriousness that expresses the inner beauty and connection to nature and place that is found as a consistent theme throughout my work. The paintings decode the ‘silence in the spaces’ that I discover there.
○ Attended Elam school of fine arts – Auckland New Zealand
○ Year Three Painting and drawing at Seaforth Tech – Sydney
○ Studied under the following artists – ( NZ) Pat Hanley, Garth Tapper, Colin McMahon
(Australia) David Andrews (Archibald finalist), Judith White, John Olsen, John Morris
2004 Tidal platforms Café La Vida Copacabana
2003 -04 Open Studios Art Vision Studios Gosford
2002 Time waits for no Man Gosford Regional Gallery Gosford
2000 Captured Moments Brisbane Water Galleries Gosford
1999 A Fractured Vision Charles Hewitt Galleries Sydney
1996-98 Various Brisbane Water Galleries Gosford
1991 Glimpses Whole on the Wall Gallery Sydney
2016 Contemporary Art Gallery On line
2015 Artists On Show @ Shorethyme Gallery
2015 Central Coast Women Artists - Exhibition at Gosford Regional Gallery
2014 Central Coast Art Co Op Exhibition - Tuggerah
2013 Grandma Moses – Gosford
2013 Gosford Art Prize – Overflow Exhibition
2011,2013 A Vine Art Affair – Group exhibition at Fires Creek Winery – Holgate
2004 Affordable Art Show Indigo Art Sydney
1999 Cinque Avoca Gallery Central Coast
1998 A Taste of Sydney Nissart Gallery Launceston
1998 Group Show Charles Hewitt Galleries Sydney
1995 Sister City Edogawa City Gallery Japan
1988-1995 Sydney Royal Exhibition Sydney
Georgia O'keeffe, Annette Bezor, Pat Hanley, Garth Tapper, Colin McMahon
David Andrews, Judith White, John Olsen, John Morris