Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.

George Bernard Shaw

Holly Kirby

PROFILE

Abstract expressionism is Holly’s passion. Born in Western Australia
and currently residing in Perth WA. Holly has been painting,
exhibiting and selling her art since 2003.
The majority of her childhood was spent growing up in the
Northern Territory. The rich culture and vibrant landscapes
have had a great influence on her, and she often found these
inspirations woven through some of her artwork.

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Holly has been a lover of all things creative from a young age.
Her creative journey flourished in the field of graphic design
which eventually lead to her creativity evolving from technical
into emotional. Being quite an introspective person, the
yearning to convey her emotions, memories, and perspectives
artistically was eminent. She found herself drawn to expressing
these in abstract form, thus developing her own organic
expressive style.

Holly’s works are Inspired by varying interests and passions –
psychology, philosophy, architecture, and most recently her
style is very reflective of her love and connection with nature.
She has a keen interest and admiration for so many great artists
of the modern art world. She love’s the deep spiritual connection
that Wassily Kandinsky had with art, and Mark Rothko’s simple
expression of complex thoughts.
She wants her art to evoke emotions and awaken viewers senses,
so that they may discover their own connection between
“Life” and “Art” .

EXHIBITIONS
2020 Sep – GROUP, The Staircase Gallery, Fremantle, WA
2020 June _ GROUP, Repeat Offender Gallery, Subiaco, WA
2019 June – GROUP, RAW Arise, Rosemount Hotel, North Perth, WA
2018 Oct – GROUP, Katanning Agricultural Show, WA
2004 May – SOLO, Grape Gallery , Roleystone, WA
2003 April – JOINT,Rob Forlani, Greens & Co Leederville. WA
2002 Nov – GROUP, Melville Civic Centre, Melville WA
2002 Oct – GROUP, The Park Centre, Victoria Park, WA
2002 Sep – GROUP, Belmont Forum, Belmont, WA
2002 July – JOINT, Rob Forlani, Oceanus Gallery, City Beach, WA
2002 May – JOINT, Rob Forlani, The Gallery Cafe, Cannington, WA.

GALLERY history
Linton & Shaw – 299 Railway Rd, Subiaco, WA
Accent Gallery – 131a Waratah Ave, Dalkeith, WA
Gallery 360 – 360 Hay St, Subiaco, WA
The Staircase Gallery – Fremantle, WA
Repeat Offender Gallery, Subiaco, WA

COMMISSIONS
ANZ Head Office -Allendale Square, Perth, WA
Coca-Cola Amatil – 17 – 21 Miles Rd, Kewdale, WA
Diverse Internet – St Martins Tower, 44 St Georges Tce, Perth, WA
Smith Madden Group (Jan Wright) – 256 Adelaide Tce, Perth, WA
Patrick Armour Interiors – Scarborough Beach Rd, Mt Hawthorn.
Claremont Daycare Centre – 2 Alfred Rd, Claremont, WA
Trenz Hair Design – 8/393 Fitzgerald St, North Perth, WA
Private Commissions – Various

MEDIA
Access Channel 31, July 2002
Sunday Times STM, August 2004

AWARDS
1st Prize, Open Art Category, Katanning Agricultural Show 2018
Best Overall Exhibit, Katanning Agricultural Show 2018

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