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Art Practice...

Kerry has an active artpractice conducted from her studio at M16 Artspace, Blaxland Crescent, Griffith ACT.  She exhibits regularly as a solo artist and in group and curated exhibitions. Her paintings are on display at PonyandPins, Phillip ACT. Together with artist/teacher Jeffree Skewes, Kerry curates and manages Chutespace a mini contemporary art gallery.

Kerry has an active art practice conducted from her studio at M16 Artspace, located in the ACT. She exhibits regularly as a solo artist and in group and curated exhibitions. Her paintings are on display at PonyandPins, Phillip ACT.

As a partner in an artist run initiative, Kerry Shepherdson co-founded 'Chutespace' a mini contemporary art gallery at M16 Artspace, in 2013 continuing to curate and manage the gallery for 9 years since.

Plant life, growth patterns, ocean currents, seasonal rhythms and love of nature inspire Kerry's art practice. The haptic senses influence her transformation and abstraction of ideas with an eye on colour, design and fluid painting techniques.


Kerry grew up in Queensland, Singapore/Malaya, South Australia and has lived her adult life with her husband and family in Malaysia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Kenya, Philippines, latterly settling in Canberra with a strong connection to the South Coast of New South Wales.

Her art practice is an expression of creativity nuanced by her formative training in Chinese Brush painting in Kuala Lumpur as well as the wonderful traditional arts and culture in Asia and Africa, her art education, artist colleagues and collaborators and ultimately her studio research and practice.  

Master of Philosophy, School of Art ANU 2009 – 2011

Bachelor of Arts (vis) (hons) School of Art, ANU 2001 - 2004


2014 to present - co - Curator CHUTESPACE mini-contemporary art gallery, M16 Artspace, ACT

2019 Curator - The 2019 Collection, Annual M16 Studio Artists, M16 Artspace, ACT  



2011 Pilot artist residency CMAG Lanyon Historic Homestead Precinct, ACT



2022 Fractal Garden, M16 Artspace,ACT

2017 Time Frame, Chutespace, ACT

2016 Bird in Paradise, ACT 

2015 A Pinch of Salt, ACT

2014 Pilot CHUTESPACE mini-gallery, M16 Artspace, ACT

2012 Lanyon Landwork & Handwork, display Canberra Museum and Gallery-Nolan Collection, ACT

2005 Contemplation, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, ACT



2022 Today, M16 Studio Artist, ACT

2021 CAPO Art Auction

2021 Black & White M16 Studio Artists, ACT

2020 M16 Does Pizza, M16 Artspace, Griffith, ACT

2020 On Line Collage, with Anne Warren

2020 Mark Making - curated by Jas Hugonnet, M16 Artspace, Canberra, ACT

2020 Restoring the Balance, M16 Artspace, ACT

2019 Tuggeranong Gardens, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, ACT

2019 CAPO Art Auction, ACT

2018 M16 Studio Artists, ACT

2017 CAPO Art Auction, CMAG, ACT

2017 Empty Vessels – Full, ACT

2017 M16 Studio artists, ACT

2017 Random – ANU School of Art and Design, Foyer Gallery, ACT

2017 Animal Heart, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, ACT

2017 About the Park, Form Gallery, Queanbeyan, NSW

2016 M16 Studio artists, M16Artspace, ACT

2015 ANU Field Studies from South East Australia: Selected works 2010-14 Adolfo Winternitz Gallery, School of Art, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú,PUCP, Lima, Perú

2013/14 CAPO Art Auction, CMAG, ACT 

2010 - 14 ANU Environment Studio Field studies  2010 Contested Landscapes of Western Sydney, 2011 The Eden Project, Sapphire Coast,NSW, 2012 Water Water: Shepparton Field Study,Shepparton, Vic, 2013 South East Coast Adaptation FieldStudy, Far South Coast, NSW

2014 Crace Field Study, ACT

2014 Haptic Gaze, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, ACT

2014 Heritage Blotting Paper project Yarralumla Nursery Centenary, ACT 

2013 cenTENary, Ten Artists, Canberra Grammar School Gallery, ACT 

2011-13 M16 Artspace Drawing Prize, ACT

2012  Pleasure Garden, M16 Gallery 1, ACT

2011 Graduate Season Exhibition ANU School of Art Gallery, ACT

2010 This Way Up, ANU painting Workshop Abstraction Symposium, M16 Gallery, ACT 

2007 Winter Solace:Simply Red-with Don Burrows, Cowra Regional Gallery, NSW

2005/2006 Duality, Two of Us, Mawson Gallery ACT

2006 Continuum 3, Tuggeranong Arts Centre ACT  

2006 Picture This, 30 Anniversary Alumni Showcase, ANU School of Art Gallery, ACT

2005 EASS Exhibition, with Penny Stott and Bev Bruen, Alliance Francaise ACT 



2017 About the Park, published by the park project group, March 2017

2012 Banwell, C., Broom, D., Davies, J. and Dixon, J. (2012) The Weight of Modernity. An intergenerational study of the weight of modernity, Springer Publishing, Dordrecht.

2014 Canberra Times, Panorama, Collective Snapshot, Claire Chapel-Stanley,article 

AWARDS ANU School of Art EASS 2004 - Mallesons Stephen Jacques Acquisition Award 

ANU School of Art EASS 2004 - Alliance Francaise Exhibition Award



Canberra Arts Live, Restoring the Balance, interview Barbie Robinson, ACT, Sept.2019

Canberra Arts Live, M16 Studio artists curator, interview Barbie Robinson, ACT Jul.2019

The Canberra Times, Haptic Gaze, Peter Haynes, 18 Oct 2014 

City News, Continuum 3 Exhibition, Stephanie Scroop, July 2006 

Canberra Times, Times 2, Contemplation Exhibition, Sonia Barron, 27 May 2005

Arts Sound FM, Interview Peter Georgiopolos, February 2005

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