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Simone Kennedy

Simone Kennedy is an inter-disciplinary artist who incorporates themes on the inter subjectivity of relationships, specifically foregrounding the mother/infant relationship. With a deep interest in psychology, Kennedy addresses social concerns around the child and attachment through the medium of soft sculpture, painting, collage and installation. In 2005 she completed a masters in visual arts at the University of South Australia where she worked with concepts exploring childhood, adolescence and the developing brain. This set the foundation of her PhD where she explored the ‘self’ through re-imagining a symbolic mother figure. Recently she was awarded financial funding to travel to the UK to take up residency at Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR) *Due to the pandemic the residency will take place in August 2021. Through the archives of the Wellcome Trust, Kennedy will explore the personal files of British psychoanalyst John Bowlby and his research on Attachment Theory. This new venture will include broadening the study across to the group societal application of psychoanalysis, which is the essential purpose of the TIHR. Born in England, Kennedy now divides her time between Australia and the UK.

Artforms:

Installation, Painting, Sculpture, Textiles
Simone Kennedy