About KendreArt

Kendrea Rhodes is a visual artist and writer living in South Australia. Her articles, photography and artwork have appeared in local, state, national and international publications. Kendrea has exhibited her original art since 1999 and is currently a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at Flinders University, South Australia.

Her current PhD working title is “Footsteps and Corridors; working with the asylum gene. A fictocritical approach to mental illness in twentieth century Australia using familial and historical sources.”

Focusing on the now demolished Ballarat Asylum, Kendrea employs hybrid methodologies (such as fictocriticism and autotheory) to influence her creativity through nineteenth and twentieth century historic records. Driving theories include the history of emotions, material culture, place, and the history of mental illness in Australia.

[Victoria,] the maddest place on earth.

Jill Giese, 2018

KendreArt is available for casual, contract or freelance work in copywriting, editing, creative nonfiction, feature writing, visual and digital art, design, creative writing, marketing and communications. Please visit the services page for more information.

Stories are how we remember

Stories are everywhere,

interest not so much.

Listen to the unvoiced whispers in the wind. Hear

something astounding in

someone else’s voice

Stories are flexible, ubiquitous. The cooperative living in Australian society is an agreement to community stories and collective memories. As a result, there’s more trust and acceptance in my entitled world than I thought. I trust public transport, food safety, paint to dry, my human rights, drivers on the road, and that help is just a phone call away.

Stories are retold, celebrated, used, and apparently learned from history. All while following the rules of the system we live in. But bending rules, changing what’s seen, and sharing different stories from new voices is as human as submission and suppression. I choose to bend, share and learn. Having a choice is a privilege.

Self Portrait: Eye am I.

Identity Dilemma. Eye am I. Self Portrait, Kendrea Rhodes original mixed media art. KendreArt.com
Identity dilemma: am I what I see, what I think, what I do, what I think I see, think, do? Am I what you see, what you? Which eye?
Observation changes everything.

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KendreArt logo. Oil on canvas, exhibited 'Out of the Blue' Exhibition, Lobethal Mill, 2007.  Original art by Kendrea Rhodes.  Portrait of Nicole Kidman.
KendreArt logo. Oil on canvas, exhibited ‘Out of the Blue’ Exhibition, Lobethal Mill, 2007. Original art by Kendrea Rhodes. Portrait of Nicole Kidman.

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1 Comment

  1. kinkybliss says:

    I am adoring your art work!

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