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UPCOMING IN 2015

FEB - Group exhibition at Art House Gallery, Sydney
JUNE - Solo exhibition at Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne

Image above - Delphinium (in progress) 2014, 185 x 252 cm acrylic on polyester.

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THE DESIGN FILES OPEN HOUSE 2014

4 December - 7 December

This year new work will be featured in The Design Files Open House, Collingwood, Melbourne. Stay tuned for more details.


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ABSTRACT - Sydney Ball, Dale Frank, Marc Freeman, Camille Hannah, Kirra Jamison and Noël Skrzypczak

18 July - 26 October 2014
Benalla Regional Art Gallery
Botanical Gardens
Bridge Street, Benalla VIC
Phone +61 35760 2619

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SHOOTING THE CURL

18 February - 15 March 2014

Jan Murphy Gallery
486 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley QLD
Phone +61 73254 1855

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TDF OPEN HOUSE MELBOURNE

TDF Open House Melbourne is on this week

9A Westley St Hawthorn East 21 - 24 Nov 10 - 5 daily
Artwork may be viewed online here.

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OBUS COLLABORATION LAUNCH

To launch the Obus collaboration Kylie and I invite you to share a drink with us to celebrate.

Thursday Nov 14 6-8pm Obus QV, 10 Coates Lane, Melbourne. RSVP by Tuesday Nov 12: tessa@obus.com.au

Styles are now available instore and online.

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THE DESIGN FILES OPEN HOUSE 2013

This year new work will be featured in both the Sydney and Melbourne locations of The Design Files Open House. Melbourne Event - Thursday Nov 21st – Sunday Nov 24th and Sydney Event -Thursday Dec 5th – Sunday Dec 8th Stay tuned for more details.

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mb! MERCEDES-BENZ INTERVIEW

Read an interview on mb! Mercedes-Benz. I chat with Johannes Keil about life in Melbourne and the cover artwork I created for their latest Mixed Tape. Photographs by Amanda Fordyce.

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BELLE MAGAZINE

The current BELLE magazine features a recap of the recent Belle Reader Art Dinner at Sophie Gannon Gallery during my Still Point exhibition. Photographed by Dan Mahon.

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GAFFA PROJECT SYDNEY

11 - 20 July 2013
Opening Thursday 11 July 6 - 8pm

Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne and Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane present Kirra Jamison’s first solo exhibition in Sydney. The exhibition will be held at Gaffa, 281 Clarence Street, Sydney. For more information or to preview the exhibition please contact the Sophie Gannon Gallery.

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FOUR MAGAZINE

FOUR is limited-edition print publication published quarterly in Charlotte, North Carolina. Issue 2 features an interview and images of my home shot by renowned photographer Paul Barbera. FOUR is currently available free in art galleries and boutiques throughout the Greater Charlotte area or by subscription.

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YEN MAGAZINE

Portrait shot by Brooke Holm for Issue 62 of Yen, on sale Wednesday 27 March, 2013.

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STILL POINT

26 March- 20 April

Sophie Gannon Gallery
2 Albert Street,
Richmond VIC 3121
Phone + 61 3 9421 0857
Email info@sophiegannongallery.com.au

Belle Artist's Dinner
Thursday 28 March 6:30 at the gallery
Bookings essential and numbers are limited.
For more info and ticket sales please email bellebookings@acpmagazines.com.au

Drinks with the artist at the gallery
Wednesday 3 April 6 - 8 pm
No booking required. All welcome.

Image - Olympia 2013 acrylic on polyester 185 x 185 cm

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TASTY TUESDAY

Keke's Japanese Canteen is on The Design Files every Tuesday in November. Photos by Brooke Holm. Styled by Lucy Feagins and Kirra Jamison. Portrait by Derek Swalwell.

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BELLE MAGAZINE DINNER

On Thursday 28 March at 6.30pm join the Belle team for dinner and a discussion between gallerist Sophie Gannon, art expert Michael Reid and artist Kirra Jamison at Sophie Gannon Gallery. Canapés and a three-course dinner accompanied by delicious wines will be served and Kirra will discuss her work and inspiration.

Tickets are $135 per person and numbers are limited. To book email bellebookings@acpmagazines.com.au or phone Harry Roberts on (02) 9282 8634.

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INSIDE OUT MAGAZINE COVER STORY

My home and studio is the cover story for the Jan/Feb 2013 issue of Inside Out magazine. Photography by Derek Swalwell. Styling by Mr Jason Grant. More pics here.

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THE DESIGN FILES OPEN HOUSE 2012

New work available for four days only at The Design File Open House 27 Eastbourne st, Windsor, Melbourne.

This event is open from 29 November - 2 December.
10.00am - 5.00pm each day.
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LOCOMOTOR

28 August- 22 September Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane.
Image: Pollyanna 2012 acrylic on polyester, 213 x 153 cm

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WHERE THEY CREATE

My studio featured on photographer Paul Barbera's
Where They Create.

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RAINBOW EATERS
A group exhibition featuring Nick Selenitsch, Kirra Jamison,
Paul Yore & Valentina Palonen. Curated by Mitchel Brannan.

West Space Gallery 1
20 APR 2012 - 12 MAY 2012
Opening: THURSDAY 19 APRIL, 6-8PM

West Space
Level 1, 225 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Vic, 3000
Phone +61 3 9662 3297
Email info@westspace.org.au

Gallery hours:
Wed-Fri 12-6pm
Sat 12-5pm

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TOTAL CONTROL
Craft Victoria Window Space, Melbourne
March 5 - 31 2012


31 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
Phone +61 3 9650 7775
Open: Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm
Closed public holidays

Download a pricelist here.
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WINNER OF THE TONI&GUY YEN YOUNG AUSTRALIAN ARTIST AWARD

Exhibition present by gaffa gallery runs: March 9 – April 2 2012

gaffa
281 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD, NSW 2000
Phone +61 2 9283 4273
Open: Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Closed public holidays

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT HARVEST WORKROOM

Over the next few weeks I'm the artist in residence at Harvest Workroom. During my sojourn at Harvest I'll be working on a series of screen prints that will be shown in the window space at Craft Victoria throughout the month of March. I'll be sharing my process over the coming weeks on the Harvest blog.

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TWENTYBYTHIRTY

This month I'm showing a site- specific vinyl on perspex work in Melbourne's weeniest ARI TwentyByThirty. 20 Presgrave Place, off Little Collins Street.

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UPCOMING IN 2012

1-29 February TwentyByThirty Gallery, Melbourne.
9 February- 4 March Harvest Workroom residency.
5-31 March Craft Victoria Window Space, Melbourne.
20 April-12 May Rainbow Eaters, a group show curated by Mitchel Brannan, West Space, Melbourne.
28 August- 22 September Solo exhibition at Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane.

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HAVE YOU FOUND KEKE YET?

Keke is my new blog project inspired by the people I know, the places they cook and the food we share.

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THE DESIGN FILES OPEN HOUSE

A new collection of paintings will be available at THE DESIGN FILES OPEN HOUSE. This event is a unique collaboration between Australia's most popular design blog The Design Files and The Project Agency.
LOCATION: 40 Little Napier Street, Fitzroy

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Some pics from the launch of my Obüs Wall Project last Thursday night. Thanks to Kylie and all the gorgeous girls at Obüs for having me. My gratitude to Simon Murray of Ink & Pixels for curating this unique series and Frankie magazine for sponsoring it. Thank you to Harriet, Dane and Finn for your behind the scenes work on this project. More pics here.
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PALE MOON

Come along to the launch of Pale Moon - my instalment in the Obüs Wall Project series, 4/289 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, November 17, 6-8 pm.

This work is Inspired by the Obüs 'Destino Mexico' Summer 2012 collection (pictured above) and will be in store until Feb 7.

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The rest is silence: Death and skull in contemporary art is a limited edition book publication by Elvis Richardson and Claire Lambe of the DEATH BE KIND project. Along with my work this book will feature skull images and stories by over 100 artists and a collection of essays. Pre-order a copy here.

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A FUNDRAISING AUCTION TO BENEFIT DAVID BANDS SON ALFIE

The art community in Australia and overseas so sadly misses David Band, who recently passed away from an aggressive cancer. In a show of support for Alfie, David’s seven year old son, artists from around the world have donated works to be sold in an upcoming auction. It is a great honour to be part of this fundraiser.

I have loved and followed David's work since I saw his show 'Monk' at Tim Olsen Gallery in Sydney as a first year art student in 2000. Regrettably I only knew David personally for a short while before his death but his friendship and generosity will have a lasting impact on my life and career and I think of him often.

The auction will be held on SUNDAY 30TH OCTOBER at Deutscher and Hackett
105 Commercial Road
South Yarra
Ph: 03 9865 6333
Email: info@deutscherandhackett.com

View the catalogue here.

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Love me two times: Linden Innovators II
Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, 26 Acland Street, St Kilda. Saturday, 26 June -Sunday, 24 July

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New works will be shown in a small solo exhibition at Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts as part of their Innovators program. This Innovators series will present work by seven artists that take colour, ideas of excess and intricate detail as their inspiration. Opening night: 6-8 pm Friday 24 June. Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts is located at 26 Acland Street, St Kilda.

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My place on Design Sponge today. See the post.

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Thanks to everyone who made it to the opening of Spirit is a bone despite the torrential rain. And thanks Sophie for the pizzas! More photos here.

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SNEAK PEEK on Design Sponge!

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SPIRIT IS A BONE
Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne 19 April – 14 May

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Feature in Inside Out Magazine. Victoria Reichelt, James Gulliver Hancock and myself have each donated original artworks for the Inside Out charity auction to support the Queensland Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal and the Australian Red Cross Victorian Floods Appeal. To see the artworks and made a bid, visit Inside Out.

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Upcoming exhibition at Sophie Gannon Gallery is featured in the May/ June issue of Vogue Living.

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Upcoming exhibition at Sophie Gannon Gallery is featured in the April/May issue of Belle.

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Firstdraft annual fundraiser.

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Sun Hearld Sun Magazine, 1 August

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Surrender Star 8- 26 September 2010 Firstdraft, 116-118 Chalmers St, Surry Hills NSW
Opening drinks Wednesday 8 September 6 – 8pm, otherwise gallery hours are Wed – Sun 12- 6 pm

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New Northcote studio!

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COOL HUNTER PREDICTIONS - Australian Art Collector feature by Edward Colless, January - March 2010.

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Slow down you move too fast reviewed by Dan Rule in A2, The Age 10 October 2009

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Belle Magazine feature, October – November 2009.

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Slow down you move too fast, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne.

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Artist Profile Interview, Issue 08, 2009.

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