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The Canterbury Art Exhibition will hold its 43rd exhibition on the 1st – 3rd May, 2015. From its inception in 1973 it has gained a reputation for its contemporary outlook and high artistic standards. This greatly anticipated annual event is held at Canterbury Primary School, Molesworth Street, Canterbury.

This year the Exhibition will showcase over 600 individual artworks from over 200 talented Australian artists. A highlight of the exhibition will be the work of feature artists, Kirsten Jackson and Jane Mogensen.

Kirsten Jackson

“I love to create paintings that make people feel good and happy! I love colour and all my paintings lift a room, making the room bright, happy and alive. Every painting has a positive energy that draws you in to look closer and every time you really look at the painting you will see something different. My paintings are bold and are very much a statement piece, they will make a room come alive!’

Kirsten Jackson is a Melbourne based artist who began painting as a child and studied visual Arts at RMIT. Creating paintings is a part of Kirsten’s everyday life.

Kirsten has been exploring and pushing the boundaries of acrylic and oil painting with her love of textures and “unpredictable”, almost “accidental” forms, using multiple layering techniques, translucent glazes and colour vanishes. “My main motivation is to portray the inherent beauty and harmony that exists in the inter-relationship of colour, composition and form. I love to work intuitively using the language of colour, light and texture to produce art that pushes, pulls, pulses and speaks fluently to the senses.

Kirsten Jackson - Happy Me Forever

Kirsten Jackson - Forever Together in Love

Jane Mogensen

Jane Mogensen studied Design at RMIT, Melbourne. Following a professional career in Fashion Design, Jane chose to pursue her love of painting under the guidance of renowned contemporary artist Terrence J. Hadler.

Jane's paintings are greatly influenced by her surroundings having lived on the Mornington Peninsula for the past 10 years. Her paintings are subtle and lush with colour that engages the imagination and conveys a weight of emotional connection to atmospheres and places.

Through the skillful use of palette knife and brushwork she scrapes and layers the paintings, to achieve the same understated transcendence in all of her work.

Jane has been involved in numerous group exhibitions and recently Cook St Collective in Flinders. In 2012 she exhibited at the Royal Exhibition Buildings as part of ART Melbourne. Her artwork ‘Awakening Light’ was featured on THE BLOCK 2014 in Dea and Darren’s apartment.

Jane Mogensen - Glow  Jane Mogensen - Shimmer I

Please join us - Art Exhibition Opening hours:

  • Opening Night- Friday 1st May, 8pm – 11pm. (no stilettos please)
    Entry fee- $50 per head includes gourmet food, wine, beer, catalogue and weekend entry. (Gift shop open).
    Opening Night Tickets
  • Saturday 2nd May from 10am – 5pm.

  • Sunday 3rd May from 10am – 4pm. (Family Day, sponsored by Camp Australia)

  • Location – Canterbury Primary School, Molesworth St, Canterbury, Victoria, 3126

Weekend Entry fee is $5 for adults and children are free. The Café and Gift Shop will be open all weekend and children’s activities will be offered at Family Day on Sunday. All art works are sold on a commission basis with the proceeds directly benefiting Canterbury Primary School.