McInnis, Kerry



Born Hawaii,1952, Kerry McInnis migrated to Australia in 1974. Kerry has been finalist in many National Award Exhibitions and has received awards for her drawings and paintings.

Kerry is represented by Wagner Gallery, Sydney



“My approach to portraiture is varied, just as my portrait subjects are unique and distinguished from one another. I approach the work with a method that I feel reflects the nature of the subject and which will portray the sitter in a context determined by the subject’s own perception of themselves. My technique is reasonably loose, but sufficiently defined to reflect a likeness of the subject.

I live and work on a rural property outside of Bungendore, NSW not far from Canberra, ACT. The subject of my work is the bush landscape of arid Australia, though I find subject matter that informs my artwork in many environments.”


1981 – Masters Degree in Art Conservation – Applied Science, Canberra University, ACT
1970-1974- Bachelors Double Degree Fine Art (Honours) and French – Middlebury College, Vermont, USA
1972-1973 – Fine Art Study, Sorbonne University, Paris

Kerry McInnis 2005 opening PAA exhibition at the Embassy of Australia Washington DC

Kerry McInnis – 2005 opening PAA exhibition at the Embassy of Australia, Washington DC


National Library of Australia
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
The Bundanon Trust
Canberra Museum and Art Gallery
Drill Hall Gallery, ANU, Canberra
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
Bega Regional Art Gallery
Canberra School of Music
Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
Queanbeyan City Council
Papua New Guinea High Commission
Private collections in Australia and overseas


2014 Norvill Art Prize, Highly Commended,
2012 Norvill Art Prize, Commended,
2011 Wingecarribee Art Prize, Winner,
2010 Waterhouse Natural History Prize, Highly Commended,
2010 Norvill Art Prize, Highly Commended,
2008 Bellingen Art Prize, Highly Commended,
2007 Alvaro Painting Prize, Commended,
2006 Lexus Mortimore Prize, Highly Commended,
2006 John Copes Prize, Commended,
2005 Arts ACT, Travel Grant to Washington, DC, Conference,
2005 Bundanon Art Trust, Bundanon Residency
2005 Bega Art Prize, Winner
2004 Bellingen Art Prize, Runner Up Prize


Doug Moran, Semi-Finalist (2014)
Rick Amor Drawing Prize (2014)
Salon des Refuses, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney (2013, 2010, 2009)
Kedumba Drawing Award (2013, 2012)
NSW Parliament Plein Air Art Prize, Finalist (2014),
Waterhouse Art Prize,  (2010, 2009)
Norvill Art Prize,  (2012,2008, 2001)
Portia Geach Memorial Award, Finalist (2013,2012,2011,2010, 2005, 2004, 2002)
Paddington Art Prize, Finalist (2010)
Country Energy Landscape Prize, Finalist (2011,2009)
Mosman Art Prize, Finalist (2010, 2006)
Dobell Drawing Prize, Finalist (2011,2001)
Jacaranda Drawing Prize, Finalist (2002)
Hazlehurst Works on Paper, Finalist (2003)
Waverley Art Prize Finalist, (2008, 2006, 2001)
Bega Valley Art Prize (Winner, 2005)(Finalist 2004)
Shirley Hannan Portrait Prize (Finalist 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002)
EMSLA Finalist (2008, 2007)
Cowra Art Prize Finalist (2012,2011,2010, 2009, 2008)
Bellingen Art Prize (Finalist 2008, 2004, 2007)
Manning Art Prize “Naked and Nude” Finalist (2013)



2013, 2011- Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney
2010, 2009, 2007, 2004) -Solander Gallery, ACT
2008, 2006 – Paddington Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney
2014 M16 Artspace, Canberra (“Ice Floes and Growlers (Antarctica)”



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