Curriculum Vitae

 

Jill Kempson was born in July 1961, Melbourne, Victoria, where she lived until 1982. She lived in Perth, Western Australia, between 1982 and 2011. Since 2012, Jill has been living in 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

1992

Certificate of Art and design in Jewellery, TAFE Perth WA

1989

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

1986

Anthropology- University of Western Australia, First Year

1979-1982

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

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

‘Two Places’- Birds Gallery Kew Melbourne

2014

Return to Blue – Margaret River Gallery, Western Australia

Places- Alliance Francaise- Eildon Gallery, St Kilda Melbourne
Represented by Delwyn Freestone of Chrysalis Gallery Melbourne

2013

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

2011

‘Earth, Sky and Water’ – A Journey, Galerie Dusseldorf Perth WA

2010

‘All in Stillness, Stands’ Chapman Gallery, Canberra

2010

‘Garden Exploration- In and Out of Norfolk’ The 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

Andrew Southall, Marieke Dench, Roger Byrt, Jill Kempson – Chapman&Bailey Gallery, Abbotsford, Melbourne

David Milne, Andrew Southhall, Jill Kempson and John Baird – Eastgate Gallery, Hawthorn Melbourne

St Kevin’s Art Prize, Curated Exhibition by Marita Smith. St Kevin’s College Toorak Melbourne.

Selected Artists- Eastgate Gallery Melbourne

2016

Portraits – Brick Lane Gallery, Shoreditch London

2013

Gertrude Stein and Campanion Guild Studio, Perth WA

2013

Nouvelle Show, Birds Gallery, High St. Kew, Victoria

2013

‘LP’: The Times are a Changin, An exhibition of worked LP’s Galerie Dusseldorf Perth

2011

Galerie Dusseldorf and Surrounds and Sounds Nedlands WA

2010

ArtsWa Mid year Fellowship $25,000

2009

Looking at Landscape, Murdoch University Art Collection, University Gallery

2008

City of Albany Art Award A National acquisitive prize of finalists. Albany

2006

Melbourne Art Fair Exhibition Buildings represented by Galerie Dusseldorf

2006

Reading the Collection, Fremantle Arts Centre

2006

30 Years On Galerie Düsseldorf, Galerie Düsseldorf, Perth

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, University of Western Australia

1994

Women of the West Royal Automobile Club, Sydney, NSW

1993

Ten Women Artists, Greenhill Galleries

1992

Artists’ Choice, Greenhill Galleries

1991

Invitation Art Award, Deloitte Ross Tohmatso, Royal Perth Showground’s

1990

Second Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne

1987

Six Pack, Praxis Gallery, Fremantle

Included in various exhibitions at Gunyulgup Gallery, Margaret River, WA and North Shore Fine Art, Mosman, Sydney

 

AWARDS

2013

Three month residency ‘Villa Fontaine’, Antibes, France

2010

Arts WA, Art Flight Grant for exhibition Chapman Gallery, Canberra

 

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’, Tuscany, Italy

 

COMMISSIONS

1999

Fremantle Festival 1999 Poster, Fremantle City Council

1994

Design for Woolen Scarf, ‘Print on the Sheep’s Back’, Textiles for Nomads

Exhibited at the W.A. Art Gallery and the Australian Embassy in Paris

1992

Urban Thresholds poster, Transperth Public Art Programme

2006 -2012

Various interstate and international private commissions, from America, England and Italy

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Film Art Direction- ‘How the West was Lost’, 1987, 72 mins

Directed and Produced by David Noakes

WINNER 1987 Human Rights Documentary Film Award

NOMINATED FOR 5 AFI AWARDS.

 

COLLECTIONS

Antibes Council’s Collection, Antibes, France

Artbank,

Art Gallery of Western Australia,

Bank West,

City of Fremantle,

Edith Cowan University,

Education Department of Western Australia,

Evans & Tate,

Federal Court, Perth

Murdoch University

Joondalup Art Collection,

Royal Perth Hospital Saint

Saint John of God Hospital

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,

TAFE,

The University of Western Australia,

Wesfarmers

Many private collections in Australia and Internationally (America, Italy, England, France)

 

PRESS and PUBLICATIONS

2017

Art Edit AustraliaBest Oil Paintings – Autumn Edition 13

2016

Art Edit Australia – June Winter Edition

2013

Canberra Times, April 27 ‘Worlds Apart in Inspiration’ Sasha Grishin

2010

Canberra City News, Issue October 28 – November 3, by Anni Doyle Wawrzynczak ‘Kempson’s Light Touch’

The Sunday Telegraph, United Kingdom, Stella, ‘This Weeks Must Do and See’, pg.10

The West Australian, Today, Visual Arts, Stephen Bevis,’ All for the Love of Landscape’,  pg 10.

Jill Kempson’s Oeuvre: Landscape in Perspective by Patrick Le Chanu Translated by Karen Le Chanu. A 64 page book on Jill Kempson’s Art Practice  related to history of landscape painting in European Art History.

2007

The West Australian, Visual Arts,  ‘Two Very Different Country Landscapes’, by Ric Spence, November 30,  pg.7

ABC 720 Art Review, ‘Skyscapes’ by Nyanda Smith, December 15.

2006

On Campus, Mark Stewart, Murdoch University, Vol 21 No 2 Apr pg.7

Insite, ‘Master Technique’, by Nyana Smith 8 Autumn Edition pg. 47

Melbourne Art Fair Catalogue, p. 50 for Galerie Düsseldorf, Perth

2004

The West Australian, ‘Kempson Opens Book of Enlightenment’, by Simon Blond,   June 5 2004, pg.10-11

1995

Art and Australia, ”Romancing Place’ by Robert Cook, December 1995

1994

FAR Vol.9 No.2, Apr/May 1994, p.17

Artlink, ‘Art and the Feminist Project’, by Stepehanie Britton, Vol.14 No. 1 Autumn 1994, p.35-86

1991

Artlink, ‘Natural and Unnatural Landscape, W.A. Italy,’ by Melissa Harpley, Vol.11, No.3 Spring 1991, pg.63-64

The Weekend Australian, ‘Affinity Reflects Pilgrims Progress’, by Ted Snell, 23 May 91

The West Australian, ‘Gods and Poetry in Italian Memories’, by David Bromfield, May 25, 1991, pg.7

Western Australian Art, ‘The Painted Image: Twenty Contemporary WA Painters’, edited by Ted Snell, No.1 1991, p.52-55