THE ART OF JANE KELLAHAN
THE UNVEILING AT WANAKA FINE ART GALLERY
Janes painting (Beefore the End) for the London Biennale in May was shown at the gallery. Taylor Pass Honey came along with their live bees and gave a presentation on the importance of Bees. Two Degrees Vineyard donated the wine.
Jane invited to represent New Zealand at the 2019 London Biennale in May.
Jane invited to be the Judge the Art Awards at the Queenstown Arts Centre.
Wanaka Arts Society awarded Jane Kellahan 'Overall First Prize' for her work 'Rainfall'. The work is currently for sale. Please contact Jane.
Jane organised and created two back to back shows in Queenstown and Wanaka. This was an event designed for Land Search and Rescue in which to pay gratitude to the volunteers and their partners and a tribute to the lives lost. Jane donated $2550 to LandSAR.
"Excellent and breath-taking paintings. Composition's are soft, whilst light captured is strong and powerful. Jane's paintings are definitely Museum pieces. Stimulating works that provoke contemplation.”
Peter Gagliardi, Curator, Biennale of Chianciano, Italy
BEEFORE THE END, FOR THE 2019 LONDON BIENNALE
The top is full of life. Bees, a beehive, cherry blossom, gold droplets of pollen and water. In the centre, a human figure starts to weaken. As our eyes move down, life is deteriorating fast. Parts of the paint are even flaking off, revealing the underneath surface and emphasizing that is everything is falling apart. The figures backside holds a secret message, "If we cant be arsed making massive change, we will go down". The painting is crying because it is dying.
The bees are falling to their death, the leaves have dried, as too are the flower petals. All that is left is a pile of dead, decaying bees. Once the painting is hung on the white wall at Chelsea Old Town Hall on Londons Kings Road, underneath the painting you will see a pile of real bees that died by drowning in Lake Wanaka.
The London Biennale will take place between May 22 and 26 this year.