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Talitha Kennedy

SMALL OBJECT SPACE |  23 June – 2 September 2023

Opening event: Thursday 22 June, 6pm – 8pm

Opening speech by Catherin Bull followed by performance by opera singer Shikara Ringdahl. RSVP.

In Conversation : Saturday 24 June, 2pm-4pm

Join Curator Cassandra Lehman and guest speaker Michelle Vine in conversation with artists Hannah Quinlivan, Talitha Kennedy, Dr Julie-Anne Milinski. RSVP.


Exhibition information:

Artist: Talitha Kennedy
Medium: Textiles – hand stitched black leather

Using specialist glover’s leather, a needle and thread, Talitha Kennedy fleshes out her psychological landscapes.  Both contained within their skins and bursting forth in biological gestures, the finger-like extremities appear to be simultaneously lifeless and budding with new growth, as a metaphor for the paradox of natural forces in a constructed world. 

Originally from Melbourne, Kennedy completed a Masters by Research in Visual Art at Charles Darwin University in 2011 and was the NT recipient of the Qantas Foundation Encouragement of Australian Contemporary Art Award, 
Using black leather as her primary medium, her previous solo exhibitions include Mars Gallery, Melbourne, Interlude Gallery, Sydney and Umbrella Studios in Townsville. She has been in numerous curated group shows in the Northern Territory, South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria

Image Credit:  

Talitha Kennedy

Tree Creeper


Leather, thread, wire and polyester fibre.

47 x 47 x 25 cm

Photography by Darren Tanny Tan