Exhibition Category: Now Showing Wellington

Kevin Dunkley

We are pleased to invite you and your guests to visit Kevin’s new exhibition


‘Never in the history of plastic spoons and Stanley Street has nostalgia brought back so many memories.’

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Now constructing with a fluency that reflects accumulative years of dedication to paint, Kevin revisits subjects and themes from the last 19 years.

Nostalgia remains the inspiration for Kevin’s paintings, recalling and recording childhood and youthful holidays traveling from Wainuiomata to anywhere north. In this latest collection Kevin ruminates on his work to date, considering his career thus far, and has travelled a far more personal journey.

Expect to find his familiar subjects, for instance caravans, beaches, barbeques, country roads and of course a ‘4 Square’ or two.

Kevin’s first painting was for a friend, and of all things, simply to cover a hole in the wall. Although Kevin considered the painting ‘bloody awful’ this rather unorthodox start had him hooked.

From the early naïve works of his first showcase, in a Wellington pub on a Friday night, to his first gallery exhibition, ‘Are We There Yet?’, his brush work and colours have become refined. The journey continues, Kevin is always striving to cultivate growth and despite sell out exhibitions, he remains grounded “I started out not having a clue what to do or how to do it, but by experimenting I have found a style I enjoy, and I have become part of my paintings.”

Kevin’s career before painting was freelancing in advertising.