Kerrie Warren

"Outback Rhythm 2016"

Acrylic on Linen
200 cm x 300 cm
$AUD 15,000.00

"Matchsticks 2014 (diptych)"

Acrylic on Linen
Each Panel 135 cm x 195 cm
Individual Panels $AUD 7,500. Diptych $12,000 (corner installation optional)

"Transcendence Part 1, 2016-2017"

Acrylic on Linen
194 cm x 190 cm
$AUD 8,000.00


'Bow to Spring 2017

'Bow to Spring 2017"

Acrylic on Linen
87 cm x 87 cm
$AUD 2,500.00

I was born in Melbourne Australia in 1968 and as a family we moved from place to place living a transient lifestyle. Maybe it was this early experience of packing up and moving on that initially inspired the wondrous sense of movement and rhythm that I strive to achieve in my artwork

today? As a young child I had become aware that my feelings could be evoked through the lyrical assemblage of words, enchanted by simply sighting their rhythmic structure on a page (poetry). In a painting or sculpture, I find it is this same sense of rhythmic, undulating movement and poetic configuration of line, form and colour from which a sense of liveliness is perceived that intrigues me most. In 2016 I completed my Masters of Contemporary Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne. An experience which provided an academic opportunity to step away from the studio and critically analyse my current work.

 

Artist Statement

Through intuitively based artworks that include paintings and wheel thrown ceramics, I strive to evoke a sense of pause within a visually perceived momentum in order to explore life’s delicate balance, its vulnerable fragility and sublime impermanence. It has become clear to me that I have an insatiable curiosity for how life works and I find myself on a solitary quest, questioning my own existence within the whole and total sum of this experience. The studio is my temple, a sacred place of contemplation and as I physically work and move around in the space I gain a more acute sense of rhythm which I postulate is my own personal connection to this existential experience of life. Over the years the natural environment has had a significant influence on my work. I have expanded the scale of it

in direct response to the overwhelming sensation experienced whilst taking in, absorbing, and trying to comprehend the ‘bigger picture’ in order to find my own place within it.

Nature is inherently rhythmic, like the blood that courses through our veins it has a tempo. I wonder if it is an external or an internal rhythm that I have become more aware of in the process and surmise a connection between the two. It is this sense of rhythmic, undulating movement and poetic configuration of line, form and colour from which a sense of ‘liveliness’ is perceived. Organic patterns of random occurrence intrigue me – textures, shapes and colours that intertwine, connect and communicate with each other. The implication of life and the labour of time verifying my presence amongst them. The work evokes visual tension and varying sensations are inspired under the influence of one’s own perception and imagination.

Feeling one’s way through the creative process and working without a preconceived idea invites the exciting element of unpredictability. This approach presents a kaleidoscope of unforeseen possibilities that are pushed, pulled and played with along the way, inspiring ideas and concepts to develop within the process. It seems the medium is inconsequential, whether it be painting or ceramics that I make a start with. I push, pull and place various materials without having any preconception of the overall end result. This is how I make an initial connection to the raw

materials. I throw the paint, I throw the clay – there is an organic randomness that exhibits a purpose and order in the final product where a variety of elements seem naturally brought together and poetic compositions act as one exuberant and cohesive form of self-expression. I trust that by following intuition I tap into my own sense of truth.

Kerrie Warren

Today I am settled in Crossover Victoria, approximately 1.5 hours from Melbourne. A regional area where Pilgrim Creek Studios are surrounded by rolling green hillsides, content cows, happy alpacas and a diversity of wildlife that comes and goes. I am fortunate to have numerous creative projects and exhibitions to consistently work toward as I contemplate life, further research and the evolution of my own artistic practice.

Select Solo Exhibitions:

KERRIE WARREN

Artist: Born Melbourne Australia 1968 www.kerriewarren.com.au

2018 ‘Australian Panorama’ Yering Station, Yarra Glen Victoria
2017 ‘Transcendence’ West End Art Space, Melbourne Victoria
2017 ‘Interwoven Systems of Existence’, Frankston Art Centre
2016 ‘The Bonfire’ Public Art Commission, Frankston Arts Centre
2015 ‘My Side of the River’ Yering Station, Yarra Glen Victoria
2014 ‘A Work in Progress’ Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell Victoria 2012 ‘Salt Water Series’ Hawthorn Studio & Gallery, Melbourne Victoria 2010 ‘Out of the Studio’ West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul Victoria 2008 ‘Patterns in Chaos’ Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell Victoria 2006 ‘Abstract Moments’ Moda Rouge, Black Rock Victoria

2004 ‘Through My Rose Coloured Windows’ Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell Victoria

Select Group Exhibitions:

2018 ‘Summer Salon’ West End Art Space, Melbourne Victoria
2017 ‘2017 Yarra Valley, Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and Awards’ - finalist, Yering Station Winery, Victoria (Oct – Dec)

‘Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award 2017’ – finalist, Manningham Art Gallery, Doncaster Victoria

‘2017 Pro Hart Outback Art Prize’ – finalist, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Broken Hill NSW 2016 ‘Art Masters Exhibition’, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Southbank

‘Of Colour & Light – Abstraction in Victoria’, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford 2015 ‘Proud’ Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Southbank Melbourne, VCA student-curated

‘Joy to the Other World’ Master of Contemporary Art, VCA, Curated by Irene Hanenbergh

‘2015 John Villiers Waltzing Matilda Outback Art Show’ – finalist, Outback Regional Gallery, Winton Queensland 2014 ‘9 by 5’ Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre, Melbourne Victoria

‘Inspired by Birds’ Serigraph Gallery, Gippsland Victoria

Finalist’ Outback Regional Gallery, Winton Queensland 2013 ‘Parallax Art Fair’ New York City USA

Select Artists’ REDSEA Gallery, Brisbane Queensland

‘Unguarded Moments’ West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul Victoria
2012 ‘Select Artists’ REDSEA Gallery, Brisbane Queensland
2011 ‘Emergence: Art on the Move’ Federation Square Atrium, Melbourne Victoria

‘Emergence: Art on the Move’ Federation Square Big Screen, Melbourne Victoria ‘Elements of Australia’ REDSEA Gallery, Brisbane Queensland
‘Australia to Canada’ Gippsland Artists, Quesnel Canada
‘Little Treasures’ 2011 Trevisan International Art, Bologna Italy

2010 ’10 x 4’ Artist Program Artistry Galleries, Melbourne Victoria
‘Fields of View’ on tour Maffra Exhibition Space (Sale Regional), Maffra Victoria ‘Fields of View’ on tour Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool Victoria
‘Fields of View’ on tour Walker Street Gallery, Melbourne Victoria
‘Fields of View’ on tour Maroondah Art Gallery, Melbourne Victoria
‘Little Treasures’ 2010 Trevisan International Art, Bologna Italy

2009 ‘The Substance of Abstraction’ Agora Gallery, New York City USA ‘Australia’ REDSEA Gallery, Dempsey Hill Singapore
’10 x 4’ Artist Program Artistry Galleries, Melbourne Victoria ‘Regionalis’ Red Gallery, Melbourne Victoria

‘Eco’ Regeneration after the Fires Jinks Creek Winery Gallery, Gippsland Victoria

‘24th Annual Women’s Exhibition’ ARC, Gippsland Victoria 2008 ‘Unleashed’ Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell Victoria

‘Gumbay’, China Influence’ on tour West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul Victoria ‘Gippsland’ on tour, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale Victoria
‘Guangzhou International Art Fair’ Art Platform, Guangzhou China

2007 ‘Gippsland’ on tour Government of JiuJiang, Jiangxi Province China ‘Gippsland’ on tour Burrinja Gallery, Upwey Victoria
‘Gippsland’ on tour Queens Hall Parliament House, Melbourne Victoria ‘Gippsland’ on tour JiuJiang, Jiangxi Province China

Baw Baw Shire Council Acquisition Exhibition’ West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul Victoria 2006 ‘Gippsland’ on tour West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul Victoria

‘Gippsland’ on tour Meeniyan Art Gallery, Meeniyan Victoria
2005 ‘Baw Baw Shire Council Acquisition Exhibition’ West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul Victoria

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Education & Fellowships:

KERRIE WARREN

Artist: Born Melbourne Australia 1968 www.kerriewarren.com.au

2015-16 Master of Contemporary Art, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne 2012 Certificate 4 Training & Assessment, Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE
2005 Gippsland Community Leadership Program
1994-04 Diploma of Art in Ceramics, Gippsland Institute of Technical & Further Education 1999 Diploma of Transpersonal Art Therapy, Ikon Institute of Australia

Awards:

2017 Finalist ‘2017 Yarra Valley, Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and Awards’, Yering Station Winery, Victoria Finalist ‘Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award 2017’, Manningham Art Gallery, Doncaster Victoria Finalist ‘2017 Pro Hart Outback Art Prize’, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Broken Hill NSW

2015 Finalist ‘2015 John Villiers Waltzing Matilda Outback Art Show’, Outback Regional Gallery, Winton Queensland
2012 First Prize ‘Best Painting – Avant-Garde’, Edrington Grand Art Exhibition, Baron & Baroness Casey Award, Judge Jon Dwyer 2007 Arts Business RAVE Award, Regional Arts Victoria

SP Ausnet Arts & Cultural Industry Award, SP Ausnet and Baw Baw Shire Council 2005 Baw Baw Shire Council (Acquisition Award), West Gippsland, Victoria
1993 ‘Best Painting’ Young Achiever’s Award, Fish Creek Art Group Inc

Public Art & Projects

2018 Burnt Store Art Space, Artist Liaison, Lardner Park Victoria
2017 White Street Light Box Images, Frankston Arts Centre
2017 The Colour of Fire play by Nadia Fragnito, Exit Theatre Company, Image featured on set ‘Big Fire Storm’ 2009 2016 The Bonfire: External Wall, Public Art Commission by Frankston Arts Centre
2015 ReActivate: Latrobe Valley Festival, ‘Image Projection’ onto the Latrobe Regional Gallery Victoria
2012-13 Collins Debden Artist Diary, Australia
2011 ‘God of Carnage’ Off the Leash Theatre, West Gippsland Arts Centre
2006-08 Wild Dogs from Down Under, Coordinating Artist, Touring Arts Exhibition (Victoria & China)
2000 Gippsland Breast Screen, Artist in Residence, Filipino Women’s Health Awareness Arts Project’ Victoria
1999 Melbourne Fringe Festival, Southbank, Victoria

Artist Talks & Presentations:

2018 Federation Training Staff Conference’, Guest Speaker, Yallourn Campus Victoria
2017 Creative Demonstration, McClelland Guild of Artists, McClelland Sculpture Park & Gallery, Lanwarrin Victoria

Women in Gippsland, Guest Speaker, International Women’s Day 2014 Masterclass, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell Victoria
2013 Regional Cultural Network Forum, Regional Arts Victoria, Melbourne 2011 Northern Melbourne Institute of Tafe, NMIT Melbourne

Baw Baw Shire Council Town & Rural Communities Network, West Gippsland Arts Centre Warragul Victoria Business Networks Alliance (Vic) Summit, Lardner Park Victoria
High Country Tourism Industry Leadership, Milawa Victoria
Goulburn River Tourism Leadership, Nagambie Victoria

2010 AbaF (Australia Business Arts Foundation), West Gippsland Arts Centre Warragul Victoria

Collections and Corporate Commissions:

Frankston Arts Centre, The Baillieu Family, MLC Taxation & Business Services, Art Online Pty Ltd, Latrobe Regional Development Group, Khan’s Hospitality, Institute for Breathing & Sleep (IBAS) Bowen Centre, Austin Hospital, Rockwell Bates Lawyers, International Power Mitsui Loy Yang B, Biruu Advisory, Camplex, Provincial Government of JiuJiang China, Terry Hill & Associates, Data Command, McKenzie Allen Lawyers, Baw Baw Shire Council, The Greenfield Corporation, Snape Constructions, Gippsland Foot Clinic, Sage Computer Support, Mitsui Babcock Energy Limited UK, Hazelwood Power Station

Select Bibliography:

Jarvis, Dr. Ewen. ‘Australian Panorama’, Yering Station Gallery (Exhibition Review), January 2018 Dean, Adam. ‘Major Work, Kerrie Warren’, ArtView (on-line magazine), January 2016, 20 – 21 Lucas, Rachael. ABC Open ‘Energy and Chaos take form on Giant Canvas’, (blog), Aug 5, 2014 Lucas, Rachael. ABC Open ‘Where universes form and galaxies collide’, (blog), May 4, 2012 Dowd, Jason. The Expressionist Magazine, Florida USA, (blog), June 26, 2011

Lucas, Rachael. ABC Open ‘Abstract Expressionism in Gippsland’, (blog), May 19, 2011
Flynn, Maureen. “Kerrie Warren charts a new frontier for Abstract Expressionism.” Gallery & Studio New York, June/July/Aug, 2009

 

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