An Afternoon with Ken Done
Sat Jun 18 4:00 PM
An Afternoon with Ken Done offers rare insight into the extraordinary life and career of Ken Done, one of Australia’s most famous artists.
Join us on 18 June at 4pm for an afternoon conversation with Ken Done, and Casula Powerhouse Director Craig Donarski, accompanied by incredible archival footage covering Ken’s many milestones.
Ken’s work has been described as the most original style to come out of Australia, and his paintings are in collections throughout the world. His career has also seen him produce a hugely popular range of clothing, design, accessories, stationery, and homewares – and in the process re-defining what being a successful artist can look like.
We will reflect on Ken’s career to date, popular culture appearances, Judy and his family business and other fascinating stories that have informed his incredible career. This will be an afternoon to learn more about the colourful life of the artist and his wonderful exhibitions Done Designs and Paintings You Probably Haven’t Seen coming to CPAC from 4 June – 14 August 2022.
Paintings You Probably Haven’t Seen features a selection of paintings executed between 2000 and 2020 and largely from the artists private collection.
Done Designs has developed the new exhibition, which is by you for you. Ken Done’s work is widely recognised as holding a special place in Australia’s cultural and visual identity and his artworks have inspired designs featured on clothing, accessories, stationery, and homewares. Casula Powerhouse have been working with people in Australia who have cherished their Ken Done items at home over the years. This exhibition shares their stories and showcase the enormous impact this artist continues to make.
DATES Saturday 18 June 2022
COST $35 Event
If you would like to book dinner at Bellbird Dining & Bar after the talk please call (02) 8711 7077 to reserve a table, dinner commences at 6pm.
For ages 12+
LOCATION Performance Space
Hero Image: Ken Done 'Looking to the beach,' 2005 (detail)
Poster: Photo by Stuart Spence