Tuesday, May 13, 2008

ARTIST: John Kilbey

John Kilbey is 41 and grew up in Canberra, two facts he guards carefully so that people are not prejudiced against him. He is mainly a musician but has also sporadically made visual art, usually to fill a gap on his wall. His work toured Australia as part of the Big Day Art. He has been involved in a large number of musical records, including his own and he runs a niche record label (called Karmic Hit) specialising in Esoteric Rock. Whatever that is. His latest foray into the visual art world involves one of his life long obsessions - the novelties hidden in cereal packets during the late 60's/early 70's. He enjoys childhood, poached pears and living. Not always in that order.

1 comment:

Frank said...

I love this piece,it reminds me of the excitement i felt upon opening a new box of Kelloggs cornflakes years ago! my eight year old eyes bulging with awe and wonder as I prised the little plastic nugget apart from the main bag.. a new world awaits for the believers of dreams and Mr Kilbey will be there to remind us of what's important.