Dumbo Feather

Dumbo Feather

Media & Events

May 2017


May 2017


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. 

<p><em><strong>Rowley reef</strong></em>, 2014, oil on linen, 122 x 152 cm</p>

Rowley reef, 2014, oil on linen, 122 x 152 cm

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 ...

<p>Photo by Amandine Thomas, Dumbo Feather</p>

Photo by Amandine Thomas, Dumbo Feather

... 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.

<p>Dumbo Feather Instagram takeover</p>

Dumbo Feather Instagram takeover