Kingston Arts invites you to see our Australian birds in their natural habitats before they disappear…
Learn about some of our country’s most iconic and critically endangered native birds as Kingston artist-in-residence, Alice J McKellar, presents her first solo exhibition of portrait paintings in G2. Through documenting the species in their own habitats, McKellar seeks to inspire people to act for animals when they can and promote the cause of protecting our native wildlife.
Alice J McKellar
McKellar is an emerging artist based in Melbourne and artist-in-residence at Kingston Arts. She is currently being mentored by renowned Australian landscape painter, Herman Pekel. Her practice spans textile, design, illustration, and painting. In her time at Kingston Arts, McKellar seeks to bring native wildlife and environmental causes to the forefront of her practice and focus on painting as her primary medium. Her upcoming show, FLUX - The decline of Australian birdlife is her debut solo exhibition of painted works.
McKellar holds an Adv. Diploma in Textile Design and Development from RMIT and a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) from Deakin University. She has exhibited both locally and internationally, including group exhibitions at APW Gallery, New York; Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne; and most recently, 78 Records, Perth.
All images courtesy of the artist.