Since childhood I have sensed the ever-present power and beauty of nature in our world. It is and has always been my intention that my art practice is concerned with the transmission of this power and beauty.

This exhibition ‘Intertwined’- Recent Works is comprised of paintings made from 2019 to the present. It brings together landscape paintings with paintings of flowers. During the quiet of lockdown, I was able to work back and forth between the paintings of landscape and the paintings of flowers. The floral paintings became a way of expressing a more intimate inner world of forms.

Here I intentionally present both painting subjects, the landscapes as an overview of the power of the natural world with the paintings of the beauty of the flower in full bloom. Painted on a similar scale I hope to emphasize their equivalency.

I believe we are moving into a different paradigm where time and perceptions of what is important is shifting. A slowing down, which will hopefully allow a reevaluation, resulting in a renewed reverence for the natural world and in turn an overpowering need to preserve/reset our planet.

Jill Kempson, April, 2021

VIEW SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND COLLECTIONS

JILL KEMPSON

Born Melbourne 1961

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021    ‘Intertwined’ – Eastgate Gallery Melbourne

2018    ‘Still Point of the Turning World’ – Eastgate Gallery, Melbourne

2016   ‘Two Places’- Birds Gallery Kew Melbourne

2014   ‘Places’ Alliance Francaise – Eildon Gallery,

St Kilda, Melbourne. Chrysalis Gallery,

2013  ‘The Space Between’- The Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT

2011   ‘Earth, Sky and Water’, Galerie Dusseldorf Perth WA

2010    ‘All in Stillness, Stands’ Chapman Gallery, Canberra

2010  ‘Garden Exploration’- Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London

2007   Kidogo House, Bather’s Beach, Fremantle

2007  ‘Skyscapes’, Galerie Düsseldorf, Perth

2006  ‘Tonalities of Time: The Forgotten Ways’, Galerie Düsseldorf

2004  ‘Remain in Light’, Galerie Düsseldorf

2001  ‘Foreign Yet Familiar’, Galerie Düsseldorf

1999  ‘Reflections’, Fremantle Arts Centre

1998  ‘Unforeseen Journeys’, Galerie Düsseldorf

1995  ‘Looking Back to Look Forward’, Galerie Düsseldorf

1993  ‘Journeys to the Interior’, Galerie Düsseldorf

1991 ‘Threading Light and Land in Tuscany’, Galerie Düsseldorf

1989  ‘Secret Garden of the Interior’, Galerie Düsseldorf

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Selected)

2021     Blackwoods Gallery, Collingwood, Victoria

The Big Winter Show, Cascade Gallery, Maldon, Victoria

2019    Rottnest Foundation Invitation Exhibition, Janet Holmes a Court, Perth WA

2018   National Invitation Tattersalls Club Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane, Queensland

2017   Eastgate Gallery Hawthorn Melbourne

2016    Portraits Bricklane Gallery Shoreditch, London

2014    Artitude, Burswood Casino. WA

2014   “Nouvelle Show ‘Birds Gallery, Kew Melbourne

2013    Gertrude Stein and Companion, Guild Studio, Perth WA

2013    Linden Postcards Show, Linden Gallery

2013    Galerie Dusseldorf’s Closing exhibition L.Ps

2008    City of Albany Art Award:  A national acquisitive prize of finalists.

2006   Melbourne Art Fair ExhibitionBuilding Galerie Dusseldorf

2006    Reading the Collection, Fremantle Arts Centre

2006    30 Years On Galerie Düsseldorf, Galerie Düsseldorf

2006    Bankwest Contemporary Art Prize, PICA

2006    5 Figurative Artists in the West, Galerie Düsseldorf

1998    Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Sydney, NSW

1998    21 Years On, Galerie Düsseldorf

1997   Mosman Art Prize, Mosman, Sydney, NSW

1996   The Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Sydney, NSW

1995   Recent Acquisitions, Art Gallery of Western Australia

1995   Recollection, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, U.W.A

1994   Women of the West Royal Automobile Club, Sydney, NSW

1993   Ten Women Artists, Greenhill Galleries

1992   Artists’ Choice, Greenhill Galleries

1990   Second Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne

EDUCATION

2005 Limbourg Restoration Center Maastrich, Netherlands Summer School, study of the historical painting techniques

2004 Center for Research and Restoration for French Museums, Musee du Louvre Study of the historical painting techniques

1989 Paris /American Academy, Ecole de Beaux- Arts De Mode et de Langues, Paris France Summer school to study painting and French language

1979-1982 Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Victoria Australia 

AWARDS

2019    Rottnest Foundation Art Prize - prize winner, Janet Holmes a Court Gallery, Perth 

2013   Three month residency ‘Villa Fontaine’, Antibes, France

2010    Arts WA, Art Flight Grant, Chapman Gallery, Canberra

2010    Arts WA, Mid-Career Fellowship Grant.$25,000

2009   Austrade - Export Grant

2008   Arts WA, Development Grant: Research content for garden series, for an exhibition at The Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London 2010

2006 People’s Choice Award, Bankwest Contemporary Art Prize, PICA, Australia

2004 Arts WA Development Grant: Research painting techniques Paris, France

2001 Arts WA Development Grant: Research, Paris, France

1989 Australia Council: Overseas Studio Residency, ‘Il Paretaio’ Italy 

COLLECTIONS

Artbank, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Antibes Council’s Collection Antibes  France, Bank West, City of Fremantle, Edith Cowan University, Education Department of Western Australia, Federal Court, Perth Murdoch University, Joondalup Art Collection, Royal Perth Hospital Saint John of God, Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,TAFE, The University of Western Australia, Wesfarmers

 

Jill Kempson, Bloom in White, 2020, Oil on Canvas, 100x100 cms $5500
Jill Kempson, Bloom in White, 2020, Oil on Canvas, 100x100 cms $5500
Jill Kempson, Mist, 2020, Oil on Canvas, 100x100cm, $5500
Jill Kempson, Mist, 2020, Oil on Canvas, 100x100cm, $5500
Jill Kempson, Big Sky-Gembrook, 2020, oil on Canvas, 100x100cm, $5500
Jill Kempson, Big Sky-Gembrook, 2020, oil on Canvas, 100x100cm, $5500
Jill Kempson, Gardenia, 2020, Oil on Canvas, 100x100 cm SOLD
Jill Kempson, Gardenia, 2020, Oil on Canvas, 100x100 cm SOLD
.Jill Kempson, As the Mist Descends-Lac Léman, 2019, Oil on Canvas, 120x100cms, $6000
.Jill Kempson, As the Mist Descends-Lac Léman, 2019, Oil on Canvas, 120x100cms, $6000
Jill Kempson, Blooms in Magenta, 2021. Oil on Canvas. 150x120 cm, $8500
Jill Kempson, Blooms in Magenta, 2021. Oil on Canvas. 150x120 cm, $8500
Jill Kempson, Blooms in Yellow , 2021, Oil on Canvas, 150x120 cm $8500
Jill Kempson, Blooms in Yellow , 2021, Oil on Canvas, 150x120 cm $8500
Jill Kempson, Gentle Rain-Oxfordshire, 2020, Oil on Canvas, 120x100cms, $6000
Jill Kempson, Gentle Rain-Oxfordshire, 2020, Oil on Canvas, 120x100cms, $6000
Jill Kempson, When the Light Beams Through-Lac Léman, 2019, Oil on Canvas, 120x100cm, $6000
Jill Kempson, When the Light Beams Through-Lac Léman, 2019, Oil on Canvas, 120x100cm, $6000
Jill Kempson, Clouds Over Lac Léman, 2019, Oil on Canvas, 120x100cm, $6000
Jill Kempson, Clouds Over Lac Léman, 2019, Oil on Canvas, 120x100cm, $6000
Jill Kempson, Daffodils and Jonquils, 2020, Oil on Canvas,100x100 cm $5500
Jill Kempson, Daffodils and Jonquils, 2020, Oil on Canvas,100x100 cm $5500
Jill Kempson, Woollumbin, 2020, Oil on Canvas, 120 x 100 cm $6000
Jill Kempson, Woollumbin, 2020, Oil on Canvas, 120 x 100 cm $6000
.Jill Kempson, As the River Flows, 2020, Oil on Canvas 100x100cms $5500
.Jill Kempson, As the River Flows, 2020, Oil on Canvas 100x100cms $5500
Jill Kempson, The Yellow Rose, 2020, Oil on Canvas. 100x100cm $5500
Jill Kempson, The Yellow Rose, 2020, Oil on Canvas. 100x100cm $5500
Jill Kempson, The Calm-Lac Léman, 2019, Oil on Canvas, 120x100cms $6000
Jill Kempson, The Calm-Lac Léman, 2019, Oil on Canvas, 120x100cms $6000
Jill Kempson, Wind Swept-Woolamai Beach, 2020, Oil on Canvas, 100x120cm, $6000
Jill Kempson, Wind Swept-Woolamai Beach, 2020, Oil on Canvas, 100x120cm, $6000
Jill Kempson, Bloom in Pink, oil on canvas, 75x55 cm $3500
Jill Kempson, Bloom in Pink, oil on canvas, 75x55 cm $3500