Come face to face with some of the world's most famous faces at the Hunters Hill Hair Strand Pop Up Gallery, featuring artist Kevan Rush.
Kevan's paintings of pop and rock icons such as David Bowie and Steve Balgi have captivated art-goers, his impressions capturing the light, energy and colour of these talented musicians. But it's not only famous faces that Kevan paints. He has painted other less well-known faces who, behind the scenes, have had a big impact on the community. One such person is Monika Biernaki, founder of the Doggie Rescue charity. Standing before Monika's portrait is like standing before the woman herself, this portrait earning its place as an entrant in last year's Archibald prize.
Hailing from the north of England and now residing in Hunters Hill, Kevan is a professional artist and illustrator of over 25 years. He studied at Falmouth School of Art in Cornwall UK and has been featured at exhibitions both in the UK and Australia. His work has seen him recognised as a finalist in the last six Hunters Hill Art Exhibitions, gaining a highly commended in 2011.
Portrait of Monika Biernaki. Copyright: Kevan Rush
Kevan's love of music and rock stars reflects heavily in many of his portraits though recently he has explored various subjects in still life including his impression of the ANZAC Bridge Digger Statue which was recently exhibited at the Sydney headquarters of a leading corporation to commemorate ANZAC Day.
As part of the Hunters Hill Festival of Art Weekend, you'll have the opportunity to see Kevan's work and to enjoy other street festival events, including a HHH Pop Up Bar, live music, free art classes, art & history tours, food & wine and more.