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Docklander - July 2013

02 Jul 2013

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Docklands’ resident artist

Kerry Anne Sullivan describes Docklands as a “thriving” inner-city suburb.

She and her husband became Docklanders last November when they moved into an apartment at the Convesso building in Victoria Harbour.

And so far the pair have thoroughly enjoyed living the Docklands lifestyle.

“There just always is something happening,” Kerry Anne said

Living near the Bourke St business district is perfect for Kerry Anne whose life is just as busy as the bustling streets below her apartment.

Between spending time with her children and grandchildren, Kerry Anne is also a professional artist and art teacher and will soon be holding a solo exhibition “A AAA Collection”.

Kerry Anne has been involved in art for the past 31 years.

She started painting while living in rural V­ictoria, after she was given a set of acrylic paints as a gift. Before long she was selling paintings and teaching local art classes.

Kerry Anne went on to own and direct art galleries in Toorak and Berwick.

Most recently she has worked out of her own studio in Malvern, creating art and teaching privately.

She also exhibits in a wide range of art shows across Victoria and has been an Archibald Prize entrant.

Kerry Anne’s last solo exhibition was in 2005 and since then, alongside her art, she has written a trilogy of books, which she hopes will be published.

Her upcoming collection features over 30 unique artworks, created with a variety of mediums.

“One of the themes that runs through the exhibition is how our land is being sacrificed and destroyed by all the people out there that seem to think it is their private tip,” Kerry Anne said.

“We see it here in Docklands. Just like this month, after heavy rain so much garbage washed into the harbour.”

Another theme that runs through the exhibition is Melbourne, with Docklands the inspiration behind some of the pieces.

“Absolutely Docklands is an inspiration,” Kerry Anne said. “My husband has taken about 3000 photos of Docklands since we’ve been here,” she said.

Kerry Anne said Docklands was the perfect location for and her husband as they headed towards retirement.

And her apartment in Docklands affords her a view of the horizon, something she’s missed from her days growing up and living in country Victoria.

“Honestly I don’t think we could have made a better decision,” Kerry Anne said.

You can see Kerry Anne’s exhibition “A AAA Collection” from August 14 – 21 at Steps Gallery at 62 Lygon St.

For more information see http://www.kerryannesullivan.com

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