cv & contact



Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

Phillip Morris Collection (NGA), Canberra.

Hocken Collection, University of Otago, Dunedin.

Massey University, New Zealand.

Victoria University, Wellington, NZ.

National Bank (New Zealand).

New Zealand National Maritime Museum, Auckland.

Sydney Grammar School.

Fletcher-Challenge, Auckland, NZ.

Saatchi & Saatchi, NZ.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022   Time and the Ocean III, Drawings, Articulate Upstairs, Sydney

            Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne (Drawings)

            That 70 Show, Clifton School of Art, NSW

2020    Time and the Ocean II, Drawings, Articulate Upstairs, Sydney

2019  Time and the Ocean, ArticulateUpstairs, Sydney.

           Polynesia, WHMilbank Gallery, Whanganui, NZ.

2018   Polynesia, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne.

2017 Slow Drawing, WHMilbank Gallery, Whanganui, NZ.

          To the Borderline, ArticulateUpstairs, Sydney.

          Pilgrims and Strangers, Airspace Projects, Sydney.

2016 Polynesia, Paintings, Airspace Projects, Sydney

2015 Screen Memories, Airspace, Sydney.

          New Paintings, Factory 49, Sydney.

          Screen Memories, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne.

2014  Paintings, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne.

          Details: painting after photography, The Hanging Space, Woonona.

2013  Details: painting after photography, Factory 49, Sydney.

2012  In Search of Painted Time, Factory 49, Sydney.

           Kendal Heyes: Pyrographs, Prints and Photographs, McGlade Gallery,

           Australian Catholic University, Sydney.

          Kendal Heyes: Works on Paper, The Hanging Space, Woonona, NSW.

2010 The Shape of Time, PhD exhibition, COFAspace, UNSW, Sydney.

           Triangle Paintings, Factory 49, Sydney.

2008 Kendal Heyes: Pyrographs, COFAspace, UNSW, Sydney, Adagio Gallery,

2007 Kendal Heyes: Drawings and Prints, COFAspace, UNSW, Sydney.

           Vanishing Point, Paintings, Hat Hill Gallery, Blackheath.

2005 Vanishing Point, Paintings, Addison Rd Gallery, Sydney.

2004 Impasse, Paintings, Christopher Moore Gallery, Wellington, NZ.

2003 Slow Burn, Paintings, Christopher Moore Gallery, Wellington, NZ.

2002 Innocents with Dirty Hands, Paintings, Scott Donovan Gallery, Sydney.

         Innocents with Dirty Hands, Christopher Moore Gallery,           Wellington, NZ.

2000 Kendal Heyes: Six Nights in Nelson, Suter Gallery, Nelson, NZ.

1999 Kendal Heyes. Digital prints, TIN SHEDS Gallery, University of Sydney.

1998 Kendal Heyes: Paintings and Drawings, Brian Queenin Gallery, Wellington, NZ.

1997 Ken Heyes: Unplugged, Pendulum Gallery, Sydney.

1996 Kendal Heyes: Woodcuts, Isis Gallery, Cumbria, UK.

          Kendal Heyes: Prints and Drawings, The Arts Centre, Washington, UK.

          Ken Heyes: Woodcuts, Brooker Gallery, Wellington, NZ.

1995  Ken Heyes (paintings), Artspace, Sydney.

          Ken Heyes (paintings), Brooker Gallery, Wellington.

1994  Ken Heyes, paintings & drawings, Claybrook Gallery, Auckland, NZ.

1993  Brooker Gallery, Wellington.

1992  Brooker Gallery, Wellington.

          Sherman Galleries, Sydney.

          Claybrook Gallery, Auckland.

1991 Claybrook Gallery, Auckland.

         Studio Show, Sydney Grammar School (Artist in Residence

1990 Kendal Heyes: painting & photography, Sherman Galleries, Sydney.

         Kendal Heyes: paintings & drawings, Brooker Gallery, Wellington.

1989 DC Art, Sydney.

         John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne.

1988 George Fraser Gallery (Artspace), Auckland. In the Library, and From a

         Shipwreck, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand.

1987  Double Trouble, Mori Gallery.

           Ken Heyes: Recent Drawings & Paintings, Hocken Library Gallery, University of

            Otago, Dunedin.

          Ken Heyes: drawings, paintings & photographs, Brooker Gallery, Wellington.

1986 Ken Heyes: drawings, Mori Gallery.


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Dobell Drawing Prize, Finalist, National Art School Gallery, Sydney.

2018 Abstraction Twentyeighteen (curated by Stephen Wickham), Stephen  McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne.

      Ferret, group show, Articulate project space, Sydney,

            Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing (Finalist), Adelaide Perry Gallery, PLC, Sydney.

       Locals on Board, Wollongong Art Gallery.

2017 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing (Winner), Adelaide Perry Gallery, PLC, Sydney.

2016 Undreamed of … 50 Years of the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand.

            NEO-0-10 #2 Twentysixteen, International abstraction, Curated by Stephen Wickham,

            Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne.

            Annual Group Exhibition, Factory 49, Sydney

            ASPECT, Group show, Stephen McLaughlan McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne.

2015 Factory 49 Group Show, Factory 49, Sydney.

            Openings, Group show, Airspace, Sydney.

            Fremantle Print Award, finalist exhibition, Fremantle Art Centre, Fremantle.

2014   Collected, Connected and Cut, Artists’ books, Panizzi Room, University of

            Wollongong Library.

            The Democracy of Drawing, Airspace Projects, Marrickville.

            Factory 49 Group Show, Factory 49, Sydney.

            Dark: More than Black, Curated by Stephen Wickham, Stephen McLaughlin

            Gallery, Melbourne.

2013 Factory 49 @ Stephen McLaughlin Gallery, Stephen McLaughlin Gallery, Melbourne.

           Factory 49 Print Show, Factory 49, Sydney.

           Factory 49 Group Show,

           Huntenkunst, Ulft, the Netherlands.

            Art and Artisan Show, Wollongong City Gallery.

            Cliffhanger, IAVA group show, Clifton School of Arts Gallery, Coalcliff

2012   Factory 49 @ the Rocks – a Pop-up Shop Project, Artmonth, Sydney.

            Huntenkunst, Ulft, the Netherlands.

            Factory 49 artists Annual Group Show, Factory 49, Sydney.

            Unfolding:Australian Artists in the Asian Century, Nan Tien Institute               


2011   Non-Objective Group Show, Art Month Sydney, Factory 49, Sydney.

           Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, finalist, PLC Croydon.

           Factory 49 artists, Galerie bij de Boeken, Ulft, The Netherlands.

           The Hanging Space, Woonona, NSW.

           Factory 49 artists Annual Group Show, Factory 49, Sydney.

           Constructed Photography: the 1980’s, National Gallery of Australia.

2010  Non-Objective Group Show, Art Month Sydney, Factory 49, Sydney.

           Factory 49 artists Annual Group Show, Factory 49, Sydney.

           Tim Olsen Drawing Prize, (Winner), Kudos Gallery, UNSW College of Fine Arts.

           Local/Current, Wollongong City Gallery.

2009  Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, finalist, PLC Croydon.

           Hazelhurst Art Award, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea.

            Transferring the Image, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Sydney.

            Northern Print Biennale, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

           Waiting – A Still Life, NG Art Gallery, Sydney.

2008 Event Horizon Gallery, Katoomba.

           Tim Olsen Drawing Prize, Kudos Gallery, UNSW College of Fine Arts.

2007   Art on Paper: Hazelhurst Art Award 2007, Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery, Sydney.

           Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize exhibition, Gold Coast Arts Centre,


2005 Survey show, Northern Print Studios, North Shields, UK.

         Artists Against Sedition Laws, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney.

2004 Town & Gown, Works from the Victoria University Art Collection, Adam Art

           Gallery/ Te Pataka Toi, Victoria University Wellington.

2001 Bright Paradise: The 1st Auckland Triennial, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand.

         Treasures of the Deep, Edmiston Gallery, NZ National          Maritime Museum.

          Leaping Boundaries: A Century of New Zealand Artists in Australia, Mosman Art

         Gallery, Sydney.

1999 Silver: 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Ivan Doherty Gallery, COFA, Univ. of NSW,


          Fear and Beauty, touring group show curated by Allan          Smith, Suter Gallery,

           Nelson,  NZ.

1998 The Origins of Ideas Show, SOUTH Gallery, Sydney.

         Brian Queenin Gallery, Wellington.

1997 Pendulum Gallery, Sydney.

          Australian Printmedia Awards, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney.

1996 New Print Works from Northern Print Studios, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle

           University, UK.

1995  A Very Peculiar Practice: Recent Currents in New Zealand Painting, curated by

           Allen Smith, City Gallery, Wellington.

1994  Sydney Photographed, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

           Drawing on Inspiration, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney.

           Town & Gown, Victoria University Art Collection, City Gallery, Wellington.

1992 SupermART, Visual Arts Next Wave Festival, The Blaxland Gallery, Melbourne.

          Third Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne.

1991  Into the ‘Nineties, group show, Sherman Galleries.

1990 Moet & Chandon (NZ), national touring exhibition.

          United/Sarjeant Photographic Award exhibition, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui.

1989 Prints & Australia: Pre-Settlement to Present, Australian National Gallery.

         Australian Perspecta, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney.

          Australian Art Collection in the Australian National Gallery, curated by James

Mollison, Australian National Gallery.

1988 Aboriginal Protest Benefit, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney.

         Australian Photography in the ‘Eighties, Australian National Gallery.

1986 Suspending Belief, group photography show, Observatory Gallery, Brisbane.

         A First Look: Phillip Morris Arts Grant Purchases, 1983 – 86, National Gallery of


           Series of Theories, Group show, Mori Gallery.

1985 Killing Time, Group photography exhibition, Mori Gallery.

         Rushes, Group photography show, Union St Gallery, Sydney.

         Photodramas, Group photography show, curated by Ken Heyes & Anne Zahalka,

           Artspace, Sydney.

           Photodramas, Chameleon Gallery, Hobart.

         Working Art, curated by Ian Burn, Art Gallery of NSW.

         Art Bazaar, group show, r -1 Gallery, Sydney.

         Recent Australian Photography: from the Kodak Fund, Australian National Gallery,


         Australian Art Now, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

         Australian National Photographic Exhibition, Albury Regional Gallery.



1976-78 Art History, English, Auckland University.

1977-78 Painting, Sculpture, Film Studies, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University.

1980-82 B.A. Visual Arts (Photography major), Sydney College of the Arts.

1982-83 Post-Graduate Diploma (Photography), Sydney College of the Arts.

1990-92 Master of Fine Arts (Painting, Drawing), University of New South Wales, COFA.

2007-11 PhD (Practice-based research, Drawing), UNSW, College of Fine Arts



1986 Australia Council (VAB) grant.

1987 Frances Hodgkins Fellowship, University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ.

1991 Artist in Residence, Sydney Grammar School.

1996 Artist in Residence, Isis Gallery, Cumbria, UK.

2000 Artist in Residence, Nelson Polytechnic, Nelson, NZ.

2007 Australian Post-Graduate Award, PhD Scholarship (2007–2010)

2010 Tim Olsen Drawing Prize, (Post-Grad.) UNSW College of Fine Arts.


Talks and Lectures

2011 National Art School, Sydney, Guest Lecture to Post-Grad Drawing students

2010 AAANZ Conference, Adelaide, Lecture on the Expanded Field of Drawing,

         UNSW College of Fine Art, Lecture on the Expanded Field of Drawing.

2009 Artist’s floor talk, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney.

2005 Museum of Contemporary Art, talk about working with Rosemary Laing, in

           conjunction with The Unquiet Landscapes of Rosemary Laing exhibition, MCA.

         National Art School, Sydney, my recent painting.

2003 Art Gallery of NSW, Lecture on the work of Colin McCahon, in conjunction with

           Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith exhibition.

          Meadowbank College of TAFE, artist’s talk.

2001 Meadowbank College of TAFE, artist’s talk.

2000 Nelson Polytechnic, Artist in Residence slide talk.

          Suter Gallery, Nelson, floor talk in conjunction with Kendal Heyes, Six Nights in

          Nelson exhibition.

1999  Artist’s floor talk, Fear and Beauty exhibition, Suter Gallery, Nelson, NZ.

1996  Guest lectures: Northumbria College of Art, Newcastle,

          Cleveland School of Art and Design, Middlesbrough,

         Glasgow School of Art,

         University of Newcastle School of Fine Art,

         Cumbria College of Art & Design.

1995 Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Artist’s talk in connection with Sydney

         Photographed exhibition.

         Arts this Week, radio interview on Sydney Photographed exhibition.

1994 Ivan Doherty Gallery, Sydney, Artist’s talk as participating artist in Drawing on

         Inspiration exhibition.

         UNSW College of Fine Art, Guest lecture: My work and Soren Kierkegaard.

1993 Art Gallery of NSW, Artist’s Choice, talk on the work of Colin McCahon

1992 Sydney College of the Arts, Guest Lecture

1991 Elam School of Art, Auckland, New Zealand, Guest Lecture

1989 Art Gallery of NSW Australian Perspecta Artist’s talk.

1988 Dunedin Public Art Gallery (NZ), Artist’s talk to coincide with exhibition: Ken

          Heyes: In the Library; From a Shipwreck.

1987 NZTV2, Interview in connection with Frances Hodgkins Fellowship exhibition at

           Hocken Library Gallery, University of Otago.

         Radio New Zealand, interview with Frances Hodgkins Fellow

         University of Otago, Guest Lecture.

           Otago Polytechnic, Guest Lecture.


Selected Publications

Fade to Black, ed. Steve Cummins, Sydney College of the Arts, 1985.

Australian Photography: the 1980’s, Helen Innes and Kate Davidson, Australian National Gallery, 1988.

Shades of Light; Photography and Australia 1839 – 1988, Gael Newton, ANG,1988.

Australian Perspecta, 1989, Catalogue, Art Gallery of New South Wales.

United/Sarjeant Galery Photographic Award (1990), Catalogue, published by Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui.

In the Forest of Dream, Moet & Chandon Award catalogue, 1990.

New Zealand Who’s Who, Aotearoa, Vol.1, 1992. Information New Zealand. W.W. Ltd, Auckland.

Photographers in Search of a Nation: a History of New Zealand Photography, no. 4. NZCP education kit, Learning Media Ltd, for Ministry of Education, NZ.

Sydney Photographed, Museum of Contemporary Art, 1994

A Very Peculiar Practice: Recent Currents in New Zealand Painting, curated by Allen Smith, Catalogue, City Gallery, Wellington.

Fear and Beauty: New Zealand Art at the End of the Millennium, Catalogue, Suter Gallery, Nelson, NZ, 1999.

Michael Harrison & Kendal Heyes: A Cool Breeze at Dawn, Blair French, Globe, Dec 2000,

Bright Paradise: the 1st Auckland Triennial, 2001, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, 2001

The Role of Time in Exploratory Drawing: Tapa, Pyrography and the Expanded Field, Kendal Heyes, PhD thesis, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2010.