synthetic polymer paint on canvas
|Kennedy’s father was born bush way near Warburton, WA. He travelled on foot across into Ernabella and Areyonga, where he met Kennedy’s mother. Kennedy has four sisters, all of whom are also painters. In 1969, Kennedy and his family established an outstation at Tjunti (Lasseter’s Cave) on his mother’s homelands. Kennedy and his sisters learned to paint from his mother, who was a talented traditional artist. Other family members were part of the Hermannsburg school, and taught Kennedy landscape and watercolour techniques. Both of these influences are evident in his work, as he combines both western and Aboriginal artistic conventions to depict stories which also intersect with Dreaming and settler histories.