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:Jane-Louise: Kellahan.

:Jane-Louise: Kellahan.

Jane Kellahan is an internationally exhibited and award winning artist with over 25 years experience.

She was invited to exhibit at the London Biennale in May 2019, with her painting "Beefore the End" raising awareness about the importance of bees to the environment.

In 2016, Jane was selected to exhibit her work at the Museo Internazionale Italia Arte in Turin, Italy. In 2015, Jane received a special mention at the London Art Biennale. As New Zealand's sole representative, she was one of 120 international artists to exhibit at the prestigious event.

In 2011, Jane received third place in the Leonardo Prize at the Biennale of Chianciano, Italy. That same year she was a finalist. Previously, in 2009, Jane won the renowned Cricket Art Prize in Australia with her work, 'White Wickets.'

She exhibited at the 2005 Florence Biennale in Italy. Her work was featured in Denis Robinson's book, 'New Zealand's Favourite Artists' and was also selected by the Royal Academy of Arts, London in 2000.

Jane works with sensuous oils to create thought-provoking works, crafted onto canvas, wood, and paper. Japanese tissue mixed with various mediums including silver and gold leaf, are layered with oils, rubbed down and painted over. These organic textures produce rich paintings with resonant depth, and imbued with light and potency.







  • Overall Winner, Wanaka Arts Society Exhibition
  • Call of the Mountains exhibitions in Queenstown and Wanaka to raise money for Wanaka Land Search and Rescue.



  • Four Elements Exhibition, Wanaka Fine Art Gallery


  • London Biennale, Awarded 'Special Mention' 
  • Solo Art Auction, Museum Hotel, Wellington



  • Solo Art Auction, Gazley Showroom, Wellington



  • Portraiture Gallery, Wellington. ARTe (Art Enterprise) Jane Kellahan and Turi Park



  • Parnell Gallery, Auckland, The Land of the Peacock, Solo Show.
  • Invited to exhibit at Art en Capital, Salon des Artistes Indépendants, Grand Palais, Paris, France
  • Carterton Events Centre, Wairarapa. The Land of the Peacock, Solo Show





  • Wild Exhibition Group Show, NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington.
  • Recent Paintings, Amisfield, Queenstown amisfield.co.nz





  • Wai Art Awards, Wairarapa, received highly commended award



  • Solo exhibition, Ohariu Valley, Wellington
  • Solo exhibition, Oriel Gallery, Picton
  • Waiheke Art Awards, Waiheke Community Art Gallery
  • Guest Artist, Ashburton Arts Society
  • Calendar, 12 NZ Artists
  • New Zealands Favourite Artists by Denis Robinson 
    Introducing New Zealand Artists, Kunsthandel Galerie, The Netherlands



  • Solo exhibition, Exalt Gallery, Wellington
  • New Zealand's Favourite Artists book by Denis Robinson
  • 12 New Zealand Artists Calendar



  • Florence Biennale, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy
  • Ricoh Short & Sharper, Shed 11, Wellington
  • Auckland Art Fair, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney



  • Ricoh Short & Sharper, Shed 11, Wellington
  • Painting the Domestic Goddess with Sculptor, Melissa Young, Parnell Gallery, Auckland 
  • March - Craft Arts International Magazine, Portfolio No. 210 
  • Art Encompassing, Guest Artist, Wellington 
  • Finalist for Integrity of the Minimal Competition, Postpicasso Gallery, United States of America



  • February - The Foodtown Magazine, "Art for Out Sake" by Denis Robinson 
  • New Works, Letham Gallery, Auckland 
  • From Darkness to Light, Parnell Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Auckland 



  • Spring - "Art News" feature by Margot Prendergast
  • TV ONE Short & Sharper, NZAFA Galleries, Wellington 
  • Letham Gallery, Auckland
  • Places of Solitude, Parnell Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Auckland



  • Short & Sharp NZAFA Galleries, Wellington
  • Selected for the Royal Academy of Arts, London  Catto Gallery, London 
  • 'State of the Arts' Magazine, feature by Fiona McFarlane 
  • 'The Dominion' feature by Tom Cardy



  • In Gallery Mode, Business Design Centre, Islington, London
  • Priory Art Gallery, London
  • Attended Central St Martins and Camberwell College of Arts, London



  • Artex, Auckland
  • March - 'The Breakfast Show', TV One, New Zealand 
  • February/ March - Art Beat, Morgan Parnell Gallery, Auckland 
  • Morgan Street Gallery, Auckland 
  • New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington



  • Parnell Gallery, Auckland
  • New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington 
  • Short & Sharp, Wellington



  • Norsewear Art Awards, Waipukurau
  • New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington 



  • New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington

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:Jane-Louise: Kellahan.

:Jane-Louise: Kellahan.