Still Point of the Turning World – T.S Elliot

In response to the fast pace of the 21st century this series of paintings evolved as a counterbalance. The works offer a place to settle and immerse oneself within the elemental beauty of sky, clouds, land and water.

My hope is to invite the viewer to step into a moment of stillness. With the possibility to then reflect on the primal power of nature as well as one’s temporal passage in time.

My wish is to communicate through my paintings the immutable and ever present beauty that I feel exists within the natural world, and therefore within us, as we are a reflection and an intrinsic part of nature.

Jill Kempson

VIEW SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND COLLECTIONS

JILL KEMPSON

Born Melbourne 1961

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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)

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

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, So the Darkness Shall be the Light, 2018, oil on canvas, 85 x 195cm  SOLD
Jill Kempson, So the Darkness Shall be the Light, 2018, oil on canvas, 85 x 195cm SOLD
Jill Kempson, Distant Horizons, 2017, oil on canvas, 85 x 205cm $8000
Jill Kempson, Distant Horizons, 2017, oil on canvas, 85 x 205cm $8000
Jill Kempson, Mt Many Peaks II - When Golden Light Descends, 2017, oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm SOLD
Jill Kempson, Mt Many Peaks II - When Golden Light Descends, 2017, oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm SOLD
Jill Kempson, The Flavour of Pink, 2017, oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm $5500
Jill Kempson, The Flavour of Pink, 2017, oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm $5500
Jill Kempson, Every Moment is a New Beginning, 2018, oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm $5500
Jill Kempson, Every Moment is a New Beginning, 2018, oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm $5500
Jill Kempson, Time Past, Time Present, Time Future, 2018, oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm $5500
Jill Kempson, Time Past, Time Present, Time Future, 2018, oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm $5500
Jill Kempson, Heart Land of the Border Ranges, 2017, oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm ENQUIRE
Jill Kempson, Heart Land of the Border Ranges, 2017, oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm ENQUIRE
Jill Kempson, The Voyage, 2018, oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm $5500
Jill Kempson, The Voyage, 2018, oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm $5500
Jill Kempson, Stillness After the Storm, 2017, oil on canvas, 100 x 120cm $6000
Jill Kempson, Stillness After the Storm, 2017, oil on canvas, 100 x 120cm $6000
Jill Kempson, Breaking Through, 2018, oil on canvas, 100 x 120cm $6000
Jill Kempson, Breaking Through, 2018, oil on canvas, 100 x 120cm $6000
Jill Kempson, To Make an End is to Make a Beginning, 2018, oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm $5500
Jill Kempson, To Make an End is to Make a Beginning, 2018, oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm $5500
Jill Kempson, The Path to Mt Many Peaks, oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm $5500
Jill Kempson, The Path to Mt Many Peaks, oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm $5500
Jill Kempson, Descending Mist as Quiet as Thought, 2018, oil on canvas, 95 x 120cm $6000
Jill Kempson, Descending Mist as Quiet as Thought, 2018, oil on canvas, 95 x 120cm $6000
Jill Kempson, Clouds - St Kilda Beach, 2017, oil on canvas, 95 x 120cm $6000
Jill Kempson, Clouds - St Kilda Beach, 2017, oil on canvas, 95 x 120cm $6000
Jill Kempson, Clouds Over Byron, 2018,  oil on Canvas 100 x 120cms $6000
Jill Kempson, Clouds Over Byron, 2018, oil on Canvas 100 x 120cms $6000
Jill Kempson, Last Light - Byron Bay, 2016, oil on canvas, 100 x 92cm $5500
Jill Kempson, Last Light - Byron Bay, 2016, oil on canvas, 100 x 92cm $5500