Butterfly dreams, panel 3, 2006, acrylic, enamel and oil crayon on 4 canvas panels, each 100 x 80 cm
2018 marks the 30th Anniversary of The Grafton Regional Gallery and they are celebrating by bringing Ken’s recent Sydney exhibition “Paintings You Probably Haven’t Seen” to northern New South Wales.
“I hope that some of the works have a lasting impact on people. I try most of the time to make works that are a celebration of the great life that we have in this country and I hope that there are enough works that stand the test of time.” Ken Done
Ken has been a patron of the Grafton Regional Gallery for many years. He spent his ‘Huckleberry Finn’ early childhood in nearby Maclean, sharing many stories from this time in his recent memoir, A Life Coloured In, so the Clarence Valley has always been close to his heart. The exhibition features recent and mostly unseen works from Ken’s latest publication Paintings You Probably Haven't Seen: Selected Works 2000-2017.
“I do know that people may have a knowledge of the more obvious subjects that I've worked on over my career like Sydney Harbour, the reef, the beach; however there are many more subjects that I tackle that I know people have not been to familiar with.” Ken Done
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.