My painting is a response to field work that I do during treks into the landscape – usually into the arid waterways of the Australian bush.
My practice is informed by daily exposure to the dry eroded banks of the Molonglo catchment where I live (in NSW), but I am also drawn to the conundrum of the dry river elsewhere in the Australian outback.
I have set up field camps in the remote gorges of Koolpin and Umbrewarra, in Central Australia and in the Flinders, doing forays through steep-cliffed chasms and sanded gulleys. The banks of these waterways have carved and pressed into them, the marks of life and death. (Kerry McInnis, 2011)
Recent news and achievements: A featured artist in Goulburn Regional Art Gallery’s, En Plein Air – Winds of Change Weereewa Exhibition, 2012; Calleen Art Prize Finalist, 2012; Dobell Prize for Drawing Finalist, 2011; Portia Geach Memorial Award Finalist, 2011; Countryscapes Landscape Prize Finalist, 2011.