Ben Kenning Interview
Ben Kenning is an Artist, who works with paint, canvas, paper and mixed media. He has held solo exhibitions in Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne. His Art is very striking, using black and white mark making techniques and patterns to create abstract and expressive figures. Ben is from Newcastle and studied Art in his HSC, on leaving school he got a job with the railways, and spent his evenings working on his art. Eventually he returned to study Fine Art at the University of Newcastle and he graduated with Honours and won an arts Prize for his work.
Currently Ben works part-time at Newcastle Art Gallery and continues to develop his work, which can be purchased through Cooks Hill Gallery, in Newcastle.
Below are the interviews recorded at Newcastle University with interviewer Kristi Street.
1st- Short Version (Students)
2nd- Long Version (Students and Career Teachers)