George Kennedy

George Kennedy (b. 1995, Hobart) is an emerging visual artist, who completed his Fine Arts honours at the University of Tasmania in 2021. He has won local, state, and national prizes for emerging artists and was recently a finalist in the 2021 Peebles Print Prize in Victoria.
George is interested in Tasmanian places and people. Particularly drawn to lines and the vastness of information they can contain, he harnesses marks directly from his surroundings, creating prolifically, forming piles of drawings to broaden perception and understanding. His final works are intuitive and expressive as he remediates drawings in his studio into layers of marks, lines, and colour, forming his own visual language to evoke a range of associations and emotions.