"Iso Yoga Selfie" has been chosen as a finalist in the Portia Geach Portrait Prize, exhibited at the S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney from August 14 - September 20, 2020.  The painting references Kerry's attempts to learn yoga during the Covid lockdowns.

The Percival Portrait Prize at the Townsville Regional Art Gallery, Qld, have included a painting by Kerry in the 2020 exhibition.

Kerry is a finalist in the Goulburn Art Award 2020 exhibition at the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW.

Newcastle Regional Art Gallery's prestigious Kilgour Prize Exhibition has selected a small figurative work by McInnis, recollecting the devastating bushfires that have impacted on Kerry's home during the past few years.  "Watch and Act" is on show from Aug 1 - October 25.

Ravenswood Art Prize 2020 will include a painting by Kerry.  "Cloudy Day, Whiskers Creek" will be on show at Ravenswood School, Sydney, from November 26 to December 12, 2020.

Kedumba Drawing Award has invited Kerry to exhibit in the 2019 exhibition.  It will be held at the Lost Bear Gallery
98 Lurline St, Katoomba from November 2nd to December 1st, 2019.

Kerry's portrait of Harrie Fasher has won the Holding Redlich People's Choice Award of the 2019 Salon des Refuses.

"Farewell Whiskers Creek" is Kerry's solo exhibition at Wagner Contemporary Gallery which will open on August 1, 2019.  

There will be a reception with the artist on Saturday, August 10. This body of work features the small creek that runs
through the land where Kerry lives.

"Drawn in Steel (Harrie Fasher)" has been included in the 2019 Salon des Refuses (Archibald Selection.  
It will be exhibited at the S H Ervin Gallery from May until end July, 2019.  Kerry and Harrie will be speaking
about the portrait in the Ervin Sunday Public Programme on July 21st at 3pm

Kerry will be having a solo exhibition at Form Gallery, Queanbeyan, opening on November 6, 2018.
The work will be a celebration of Whiskers Creek that runs through the land where she lives.
The exhibition is entitled, "Farewell, Whiskers Creek". 

Kerry McInnis' painting, "Afternoon Walk, Mystery Bay", is a finalist in the NSW Parliament Plein Air Art Prize.
It will be exhibited at NSW Parliament House from October 3, 2018.

"Elisabeth in a Hat", a portrait of Elisabeth Cummings, has been included in the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture 2018
and will be exhibited at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in November, 2018 

"A Polar Memory", a landscape painting remembering Kerry's Antarctica Voyage, has been selected as a finalist
in the Fleurieu Biennale Prize, to be exhibited in South Australia in June and July, 2018

Ravenswood Australian's Women Art Prize 2018 includes a painting by Kerry McInnis.  "Animal Tracks 
(the half-life of a burnt land)" will be exhibited in Sydney in June, 2018

Kerry's drawing, "Mountain Tracks" has been Highly Commended in the Wingecarrivee Drawing Prize, 2018

Goulburn Regional Gallery has included a painting by Kerry as a Finalist in the 2018 Goulburn Regional
Art Prize.  Her painting, "The Pass" will be exhibited there in April/May 2018 

Calleen Art Prize 2018 has selected Kerry's painting, "The Source" as a Finalist.  The exhibition will be held
at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery in May/June, 2018

NSW Parliament Plein Air Prize 2017 includes a painting by Kerry of the bushfires that engulfed their property
in February 2017.  "Our Burnt Dam" will be exhibited at NSW Parliament House in Sydney in October 2017

Kerry's portrait of her partner, Mike MacGregor, has been selected as a semi-finalist in the Doug Moran
National Portrait Prize

Wagner Contemporary Gallery will be showing Kerry's latest solo exhibition, "Ikara Country" in Sydney in May, 2017

Portia Geach Finalist Kerry McInnis' portrait, "Black As Filmmaker, David Batty" is on show at S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney until December 19, 2016.

Wagner Gallery "Small Images Grand Visions" includes 4 of Kerry's recent paintings, now on show at Wagner Contemporary, Sydney.  The show continues through January 2017.

Kerry's painting "A Blizzard's Calm" was included in the 2016 Waterhouse Natural History Prize exhibition at the South Australian Museum.

A second portrait of Omar Musa, "Blood Poetry" was selected as a Finalist for the  2016 Shirley Hannan Portrait Prize Exhibition at the Bega Regional Art Gallery in Bega, NSW.

"The Immigrant and his Akubra" , a mixed media work, received a Highly Commended Award at the 2016 John Copes Portrait Prize in Berrima, NSW.

Kerry was invited to exhibit in the 2016 Tattersalls Landscape Prize in Brisbane.  Her work, "End of Worlds", a painting of Antarctica, was exhibited.



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.  I consider myself to be an artist of portraits as well.  This web site features paintings and drawings of both modalities and provides a glimpse of my art practice and some insight into the ideas that generate the drawings and paintings that I make.

The Gallery section shows a sample of artworks, both landscape and portrait, organised chronologically to show the continuum and progression of my practice. The Projects section presents work chronologically and thematically.
Kerry McInnis