Loading Events

Honouring Tradition: Kay Kane

7 November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 18 November 2018 @ 3:30 pm

  • This event has passed.


7 November 2018 @ 10:00 am
18 November 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Event Categories:
Event Tags:
, , ,


Petrie Terrace Gallery
3/162 Petrie Terrace
Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia
+ Google Map
07 3367 1977


Exhibition Dates: 7th -18th November 2018

Opening Event: Thursday 8th November 7pm

Artist talk: Saturday 10th November 2pm


John Ruskin (a skilled Victorian water-colourist and art critic ) described it as “that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.” This definition encapsulates Kay Kane’s approach to her art.

Her paintings and drawings exemplify the skill and dexterity required to create art works which, through composition which combines juxtaposition of shape, line, colour and tone to uncover natural beauty, aesthetic purity, knowledge and truth.

Among other pieces, Kay will exhibit the culmination of her life’s work so far, a mammoth 5-panel piece “The Restoration of Venus” (1.6 m (h) X 8.00 m (w) which shows a panorama of traditional nudes integrated into Queensland’s Springbrook landscape.

Kay Kane studied at the prestigious St Martins School of Art and the Central School of Art and Design in London. She attained her Doctorate Fine Art at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University where she taught life drawing for 18 years. Her work has been exhibited, in solo and group exhibitions internationally.

Honouring Tradition is Kay’s first solo exhibition in Australia after a 45-year career as fine art practitioner and teacher. It will display a collection of representational nudes, portraits, still lifes, Queensland landscape paintings and drawings created over the last decade.

Get along to Petrie Terrace Gallery to see this fantastic show!