Veronica Kent studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia and continues to live in Melbourne. Kent employs painting, drawing, installation, digital imaging, and performance in her practice. Kent is also one half of an ongoing collaboration with Sean Peoples exploring telepathy as both metaphor and method. Their work The Telepathy Project, has been exhibited and performed in Australia, France, Spain, Germany and the USA.
Recent group exhibitions include Speech Objects, (Musée de l'Objet, Blois, France 2011); Telepathy and Love: The Spanish Apartment (OZCO Barcelona Studio, Spain and West Space, Melbourne 2011); Material Conversion (Grimmuseum, Berlin 2011) and TableLampChairBigPainting (Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne 2010); Recent solo presentations of her work include Fold Me, (Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne 2012), Veronica Kent (Ryan Renshaw, Brisbane 2012) Headhunters (Fehily Temporary, Melbourne 2010).
Kent has been the recipient of numerous awards, grants and residencies including the Australia Council for the Arts 2011 Barcelona Residency, 2011 Melbourne University traveling scholarships to research at the Freud Museums in London and Vienna, the Dowd Foundation traveling scholarship in Athens, and Arts Victoria and City of Melbourne Presentation grants. Her work is held in private collections in Australia, the United States and Europe.
Neverwhere brings together the work of eight contemporary Australian artists to disturb distinctions between our real and imagined selves, between authentic and fantastical scenarios. Works in this exhibition perform and postulate identity however narratives are largely informed by external - often mysterious - forces, both seen and unseen. The...