The lovely folks at Dumbo Feather interviewed Ken recently about his transition from advertising to art, how he's taking more risks now than ever and his advice for young artists and creatives.
Amandine Thomas writes in her introduction:
"Everyone in the Dumbo Feather office remembered once wearing Ken Done bathers or a Ken Done hat. His work is so inherently Australian - with its iconic renditions of the Great Barrier Reef or Sydney Harbour - that my friends and colleagues seem to have claimed him as a part of their own stories. A monument to Australia’s landscape, culture and way of life ...
... but beyond being an Australian icon, Ken Done is first and foremost a talented painter - who wasn’t always recognised as such. With a previous career in advertising and a massive commercial success in the 80s, followed by a fall from popularity, Ken isn’t your typical artist."
You can read the full article on their website HERE - and also see the Ken Done Gallery takeover of their Instagram in May.
Floriade welcomed in spring by celebrating all things Pop Culture. Canberra’s increasingly popular floral festival drew inspiration from local and International pop culture, and Ken's beautiful artwork Collection, 2012 becoming the creative source for the Australian Pop Art garden bed.