Artists on Show

These fantastic artworks are currently on display in our reception area. Each piece is available for purchase. For every sale, the artist will donate 20% of the sale price to St Hilda’s to invest into the arts. We hope you have a chance to see these incredible pieces in person.

Jacinda Bayne

Jacinda Bayne has been a practising artist for over 20 years. She graduated in 1997 from Otago Art School, New Zealand with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in painting. She now works from her studio in Fremantle in Perth WA.

Over the past 16 years Jacinda has held regular solo exhibitions as well as participating in many group exhibitions. Jacinda has been involved with residencies including China, Scotland and Australia. Jacinda has had 14 solo exhibitions including an exhibition in New York at Anderson Contemporary and the Australian Consulate in New York. She is represented by Galleries around Australia.

There is a recurring theme of landscape in her work with the use of colour as a visual language which makes a strong impact. This is achieved by her preferred medium of oil paint. This is because of the intensity of colour and light that is achieved through numerous layers of glazes. Beginning with thin washes of colour, followed by a process of building up of more opaque layers to reflect what is beneath. Through this process, there is a continual removal and addition of medium until she comes to a place of contentment and resolution. Jacinda describes herself as an emotive colourist, producing work that creates escapism not just for herself, but also for the viewer.

Her current practice relates directly to her search for the ultimate utopia and the importance of noticing the beauty and balance within nature.

If you are interested in purchasing Jacinda’s pieces, please contact philanthropy@sthildas.wa.edu.au

Lauren Kennedy

Lauren is infatuated with Western Australia’s rugged environment. Her paintings unearth her experience with landscape in an instinctual, playful nature.

Awaken $560 (61cm x 45cm)

Hovering between figurative and semi-abstraction, Lauren’s artworks are composed of energetic, organic mark-making. By layering different materials, she attempts to make the pieces feel more dynamic, as each medium produces a unique quality.

Her paintings are less relative to representation; rather, to instil a connection to place. Lauren lets the marks breathe to exude energy. The outcome is often unknown to her as she responds to the process as if it is an improvised dance until it feels resolved.

Lauren’s work unveils connection to the environment and her desire to fabricate the way she sees and experience the landscape.

If you are interested in purchasing Lauren’s pieces, please contact philanthropy@sthildas.wa.edu.au