Caroline Kennedy is an Australian artist who has worked in a variety of mediums producing sculpture, installation, photographic and painting works. Since graduating from Melbourne’s RMIT University, Kennedy has exhibited both in Australia and Europe, including 13 solo exhibitions and 35 group shows. Kennedy has been the recipient of a number of awards, grants and residencies — her personal highlight has been the award from the Art Gallery of NSW, the Dr Denise Hickey Studio, a 4 month residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, France.
Inspired by her extensive travels, Kennedy uses her documentary photographs as a source for her practice. Kennedy is drawn to all things foreign and relishes the challenges, which come with experiencing new cultures, landscapes, languages, people and art forms. She researches the places and events that surround her, the everyday situations – both the ordinary and the extraordinary.
In 2015, Kennedy was awarded a Carpe Diem artist studio residency in Kerala India as part of the Monsoon Artist Residency Program. She also explored the Red Centre of Australia while on a camping trip with her family. This year of travel inspired her 2016 exhibition titled Chronicle which was held at G1 Gallery Project Space, in Collingwood Melbourne.
In February 2019, Kennedy exhibited oil paintings in a show called Blue Note at Tacit Galleries in Collingwood Melbourne; her snapshots from the past couple of years painted monochromatically in the colour blue.
Kennedy’s current exhibition of oil paintings in Wandering maps a personal journey through the beautiful South Gippsland landscape, exploring themes of contemplation and reflection. Kennedy’s journal of South Gippsland roads and surrounding beaches embraces the surrounding lush dreamy South Gippsland landscapes. Kennedy has been coming to Sandy Point and the surrounding areas for over 25 years.