John Kelly exhibition at Australian Galleries, May 2014

In August 2013 John Kelly was in Melbourne on his way from Ireland to join a ship in Tasmania taking him over the Southern Ocean for his three-month Antarctic Arts Fellowship. John contacted Australian Galleries to discuss an exhibition of etchings and lithographs that have been made over the last 25 years and were in the care of his parents at the family home in Australia. John and I arranged to inspect these works at the house and on arrival John asked his mother where the works were stored, to which she replied, “under my bed.”

Stuart Purves AM

John Kelly: From under my Mother’s Bed
Australian Galleries
Derby Street
Collingwood, Melbourne

14 May – 1 June 204
Opening Reception Tuesday 13 May, 6 – 8pm