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John Kelly

John Kelly paints cows and horses, in particular, the legendary Phar Lap and Dobell's camouflaged bovines. Through using these narratives and adding new elements Kelly has created a multi-layered structure of ideas. This evolution works on a slow time scale that is at odds with today's fast consumer culture where products need to be refreshed and changed on a continual basis.

The Improved Body
John Kelly: London to Brighton
John Kelly was the recipient of a Samstag Scholarship in 1996 to study at the Slade for a year. The article looks at Kelly's current work and the tensions between working in London and Australia.
The Big Pond: Australian Artists Overseas
Australian Body Art Festival Samstag NAVA Bendigo Art Gallery