Irena Kennedy

Irena Kennedy was born in Wellington and gained a BFA at the Dunedin School of Art, where she was awarded the David Con Hutton Memorial Scholarship and has recently completed her MFA at Monash University, Melbourne.

Irena exhibits regularly across New Zealand - most recently including:  Sculpture On Shore 2012, the Portage Ceramic Awards 2013, the Waitakari Sculpture Awards 2013 (winning 2nd prize) and in January 2013 undertook a successful residency at the Anteroom Gallery in Dunedin

Selected Exhibtions, Awards and Residencies:

July 2015               nkb Gallery, Mt Eden Auckland, New Zealand
May 2015             Casbah Gallery – Hamilton , New Zealand
February 2015     Splore Art Festival – Auckland, New Zealand
January 2015       Little Tingu Gallery -  Melbourne, Australia    
November  2014   Sculpture on Shore – Auckland , New Zealand
Oct 2014               nkb Gallery,  Pop up Space, Auckland, New Zealand
August 2014         Substation Art Awards – Melbourne, Australia
May 2014               nkb Gallery, Mt Eden Auckland, New Zealand
March 2014           Neighbourhood show Corbans art centre, Auckland
November 2013   Portage Ceramic Awards, Auckland New Zealand
October 2013       Waitakari Sculpture and painting awards, Auckland New Zealand
May 2013             First Thursday, Auckland, New Zealand
Jan 2013               Artist in Residence  - The Anteroom, Dunedin, New Zealand
November 2012   Sculpture on Shore - Auckland, New Zealand


Best in Show (Male) Clipers Buenos Perro Best in Show (Female)
Best in Show: Dalmatian Nature Decay of the Copy Nature