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Billy Kenda

*1972
from Jay Creek
language Luritja

Billy Kenda is from Jay Creek in the West Macdonnell Ranges, his mothers’ country. Billy started painting in the Mwerre Anthurre Artists Studio in 2004. His father was a Ngaatjatjarra man from Docker River. Billy paints landscapes which are full of texture with a strong sense of country. Billy has a graphic style of painting. Karen Brown remarked that Bill’s work reminded her of an oriental garden. There is a sense of calm and balance within his paintings like that of ancient chinese woodcuts. In 2008 Billy started adding trucks and cars to his paintings, and then aeroplanes and helicopters. His use of colour mirrors a modern asian asethetic with a wide use of pastels within his work.

Exhibitions

Finished exhibitions

KM121104 Desert Mob 2013

Sep 5, 2013 - Oct 31, 2013 at Araluen Cultural Precinct

AR130310 Telling Stories

Mar 29, 2013 - May 3, 2013 at Talapi

AR080802 Good Strong Powerful

Feb 15, 2013 - Apr 28, 2013 at Tandanya National Aboriginal Institute

JM121123 Beautiful Art

Feb 12, 2013 - Mar 23, 2013 at Woolloongabba Art Gallery

JM120601 Jane Mervin, Lance James, Billy Kenda, Conway Ginger

Oct 30, 2012 - Nov 23, 2012 at Alcaston Gallery

aboriginal_and_torres_strait_islander_image1 29th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

Aug 10, 2012 - Oct 28, 2012 at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

AR120314 Desert Mob

Sep 7, 2012 - Oct 21, 2012 at Araluen Cultural Precinct

JM120208 Mwerre Anthurre Artists

May 1, 2012 - May 26, 2012 at Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi

"Tour Buses" The Tourists

Mar 30, 2012 - Apr 21, 2012 at CCAE

KM090902 Bindi Inc. Artists

Dec 16, 2011 - Dec 30, 2011 at Indigenart

BB081215 Desert Mob

Sep 9, 2011 - Oct 23, 2011 at Araluen Art Centre

BK100604 Desert Mob Market Place

Sep 10, 2011 - Sep 10, 2011 at Araluen Art Centre

LJ110602 Bindi Artists

Aug 1, 2011 - Aug 31, 2011 at Cross Cultural Art Exchange

Adrian Robertson Group Show at Gabrielle Pizzi Gallery

Apr 19, 2011 - May 14, 2011 at Gabrielle Pizzi Gallery

AR071216 Mwerre Anthurre

Jan 7, 2011 - Jan 30, 2011 at Kate Owen Gallery

raft-xmas Raft Artspace Xmas Exhibition 2010

Dec 8, 2010 - Dec 18, 2010 at RAFT Artspace

LJ100702 The Artists of Mwerre Anthurre

Oct 26, 2010 - Nov 28, 2010 at Indigenart

Billy Kenda's paintings

Desert Bloom Untitled Untitled Caravan near Jay Creek Tourist Drive Untitled Campfire near Jay Creek Untitled Go to Gallery