Peter Kennedy has exhibited widely both in Australia and overseas. He was a Director of the University of Sydney Art Workshop (The Tin Sheds) from 1980 to 1985. In 1994 he was awarded a Visual Arts/Crafts Board of the Australia Council Fellowship and in 1996 he took up an Earthwatch Fellowship in Papua New Guinea. The Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne held a retrospective survey of his work, Peter Kennedy: Selected Works 1970-2002 in 2002; his solo exhibition Peter Kennedy: Light Years 1970-71 was presented at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, in 2011.
Quotation: Peter Kennedy, 1996 interview quoted in Anne Marsh, Introduction, Peter Kennedy: Selected Works 1970-2002, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, 2002, p 6
I have had an abiding belief that an artwork’s capacity to resonate in the minds of an audience is very much contingent on its ‘poetic’ presence.