Simon Kerr Art Exhibition at Boyd-Dunlop Gallery

4 Hastings St, Napier

Simon Kerr -
'I'm Always Thinking Who Are Saints and Who Are Sinners'
27 September - 9 October

Born 29 April 1961, Simon Kerr was 15 when he was first sent to Mt Eden Prison in Auckland. From the 1980’s and spanning three decades across New Zealand and Australia, Simon was the leader of a group of safe-crackers known as the ‘Hole-in-the-Wall Gang,’ and he subsequently staged a number of escapes from prison.
His art is two things: a narrative of his personal journey, and his observation of the world along that journey. Simon is a unique storyteller through his art; painting with vigour and passion while truly opening his soul to the viewer making his work extremely honest and powerful.
During Simon’s last prison sentence from 2011-2015, served at Northland Region Corrections Facility, he started creating art. With limited art materials available to paint on within prison, Simon resourcefully used whatever medium he could paint on; ranging from prison sheets to old bits of board. Having served close to a total of 20 years in prison over a period of 30+ years, Simon’s final release from prison was in late 2015 where he went on to live in Kerikeri. Soon after Simon held his first solo exhibition during which all of his work sold; and was subsequently followed by another exhibition held at the Whangarei Art Museum where Simon was successfully selected from circa 1,000 applicants. A number of Simon’s works were purchased by the Whangarei Art Museum and are exhibited there today.

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Boyd-Dunlop Gallery
4 Hastings Street, Napier South, Napier
Call: 06-8359681 | 021 201 0079

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Boyd-Dunlop Gallery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

4 Hastings St, Napier