Peter Kennedy

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Ausstellungen
Einzelausstellung2016Resistance: Peter KennedyAEAF (Australian Experimental Art Foundation)Adelaide
Einzelausstellung2011Peter Kennedy: Light Years 1970-71IMA | Institute of Modern ArtBrisbane
Einzelausstellung1976Two Contemporary Artists: Peter Kennedy and John NixonNGV | National Gallery of VictoriaMelbourne


Sammlungen
National Gallery of AustraliaCanberra
National Gallery of VictoriaMelbourne
National Gallery of CanadaOttawa
Museum of Contemporary ArtSydney
Institute of Contemporary ArtLondon
Tate GalleryLondon


Bibliograpie
Monographisch2002Peter Kennedy: Selected Works 1970 – 20020734022077Melbourne The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne
Monographisch1993Peter Kennedy. Chorus: From the Breath of WingsB. SmithMelbourne Museum of Modern Art at Heide


1988 - 1989
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Ausstellungen

Melbourne e.a., Australien
Die Ausstellung »The Stars Disordered. Peter Kennedy with John Hughes« ist zu sehen im ACCA | Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Devonport Art Gallery, Devonport; Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide; Undercroft Gallery, Perth; University Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane; The Centre Gallery, Gold Coast; Power Gallery, University of Sydney; Woollongong City Gallery, Woollongong; Orange City Gallery, Orange; Canberra Contemporary Art Gallery, Canberra.

1988 - 1989
1972 - 2015
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Förderungen und Stipendien

Melbourne, Australien
Erhält zwischen 1972–2015 zahlreiche Preise, Förderungen und Stipendien.

1972 - 2015
1970
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Ausstellungen

Sydney, Australien
Erste Ausstellung mit Neon-Light Installations in der Gallery A, Sydney

1970
- 1945
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Geboren

- 1945
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Wohnorte

Melbourne, Australien
Peter Kennedy lebt und arbeitet seit Jahren in Melbourne

Neon Light Installations was one of the earliest examples of installation art in Sydney. It is a light work designed in the 1970s by Peter Kennedy to interact with the architecture of Paddington’s Gallery A, one of the first contemporary art spaces in Australia. In three rooms of the gallery, straight lengths of coloured neon were housed in reflective channels that concentrated the intensity of the lights, and that echoed the architecture of the gallery space by running parallel to walls and doors. Light works such as these were at the cutting edge of avant-garde art practice in Australia in the 1970s. Kennedy was influenced by American artists of the mid-1960s who were working with light, like Keith Sonnier, Bruce Nauman and Dan Flavin. He took a job designing neon lights at Claude Neon, Sydney in order to understand the medium, and between 1970 and 1971 he exhibited two light works at Gallery A: Neon Light Installations (1970) and Luminal Sequences (1971).

Neon lighting is normally associated with outdoor signage, best seen after dark when city streets and ‘strips’ light up with the promise of night-time excitement. Kennedy’s minimalist use of the medium inside a gallery, divorced from words and imagery, retains the stained-glass allure of neon and gives the viewer a contemplative experience of colour which is perhaps closer to being inside a cathedral than outside a casino. Kennedy described the work as ‘a volume of light, but it had a very specific effect – a certain physiological effect. It was quite calming and restorative. The windows were blacked out and the space felt like being inside a rainbow, although without the precise differentiation of the colours of the spectrum. Quite different, of course, from our normal experience of seeing neon signage in the distance or against a night sky’.

https://www.mca.com.au/artists-works/works/2004.50A-N/

 

Floor Piece, No 2 photo Floor Piece, No 2 1970 Peter Kennedy 
Neon Light Installations photo Neon Light Installations 2002 Peter Kennedy