About

 studio

Kelly Jade King

While for the most part, perpetually close in her pursuit of Sherlock Holmes, Kelly often gets distracted by rusty things, discarded objects and brightly coloured paints. Her artistic avenues include acrylic paintings, watercolour and ink, sculpture, digital design and photography.

Having been lost by the circus she was chasing as a child, Kelly continues to embrace clown attire in the hope of being spotted in crowds. Though customarily, she will be found in her home studio in the  Adelaide hills, eating avocados, wearing some kind of animal hat and sprouting off creative debris of one kind or another.

Kelly’s paintings are usually created with acrylic paints on handcrafted plywood canvases. Her watercolour and ink pieces are light-fast and reside on hot pressed Arches papers.

Working as an artist since 2008, Kelly is self taught in the arts despite having once (or twice) built a mansion cubby house throughout the entire living quarters of a pirates ship she once inhabited. Rumors have it that the extraordinary and/or futile meaning of life can be discovered hiding craftily within a Kelly Jade King piece which may cause confusion in the pregnant, lactating or neither.

 

Where to find Kelly’s Art

You can find some of Kelly’s work in the flesh, so to speak,  at;

 

The Astor Hotel, 437 Pultney Street Adelaide.

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Hairdresser on Hutt, 156A Hutt St, Adelaide

 

Cliftons Adelaide

Address: Level 1, 80 King William St, Adelaide SA 5000

Kelly exhibits a couple of times a year. Updates on upcoming exhibitions can be found on the news page.

Kelly can also be found virtually on;

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

Redbubble

Fine Art America

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Awards and notable achievements

Clifton’s Art Prize finalist and winner of the Peoples Choice Award 2016

Regional finalist in Adelaide for artwork ‘On the Way to Somewhere’.

Winner of Peoples Choice Award.

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Clifton’s Art Prize finalist and winner of the Peoples Choice Award 2015

Regional finalist in Adelaide for artwork ‘Waits’.

Winner of Peoples Choice Award.

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Interview with BlueThumb Gallery (2015)

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Appearances in Media

City Messenger’s article about Kelly’s portraits from the series ‘The Sandbox Patrons’ .

(Tap on the image below to read the article)

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The Advertisers article on blueThumb art gallery and the SALA festival’s closing event. August 23, 2013

(Kelly perched atop)

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Awards

2016 Cliftons Art Prize – Peoples Choice Award

2015 Cliftons Art Prize – Peoples Choice Award

2013 Lalla On Hutt Art Prize – Third Prize

2012 Lalla On Hutt Art Prize – Peoples Choice Award

 

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Other

In 2012  The Wilson Vineyard  selected Kelly’s self portrait ‘The collector’ to feature as their 2012 Riesling label. The Wilson Vineyard is a boutique family winery in the Polish Hill River sub-region of South Australia’s Clare Valley. To learn more about the Wilsons and purchase their wines head to www.wilsonvineyard.com.au

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Exhibitions

2016

Group exhibition, Clifton’s Art Prize finalists @ Clifton’s Adelaide

– Solo exhibition ‘The Lives and Dreams of Shadow puppets’ @ Adelaide Travellers Inn

– Solo exhibition ‘The Lives and Dreams of Shadow puppets’ @ Fox Creek Wines

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2015

– Group exhibition, Clifton’s Art Prize finalists @ Clifton’s Adelaide

(14 November) – Group exhibition, ‘Scumfest’ @ Queen’s Theatre

(1 Aug-30 Sept) – Solo exhibition, ‘Stricken Poodle Soup’ @ The Hairdresser on Hutt

– Group exhibition, Bluethumb pop up gallery @ The Adelaide Oval

– Group exhibition, Sala on Hutt @The Box Factory

2014

– Group exhibition, ‘Scumfest’ @ Queen’s Theatre 

– Group exhibition, ‘Telltale & Vine’ @ Fox Creek Wines 

– Group exhibition, ‘The King & the Cat’ @ Lord Melbourne Hotel

– Solo exhibition, ‘The Sandbox Patrons’ @ The Astor Hotel

2013

– Solo exhibition, ‘Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast’ @ SALA Festival / Latte On Hutt 

– Group exhibition @ BlueThumb Gallery, End of SALA festival  

2012

– Solo exhibition, ’Her Impending Circus’ @ SALA Festival /Adelaide Travellers inn

2011

– Various group exhibitions during SALA Festival 

2010 / 2009

– Group exhibition,‘The Art Of Tea’ @ Red Door Gallery

– Solo Exhibition @ Etsa 

– Solo Exhibition @ Wirra Wirra Vineyards 

 

 

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