Friday, June 3, 2016

Farewell to Kerrie

 It was to be artist Kerrie Lester's last exhibition and the night also would have been her 64th birthday. Lester passed away earlier this year after a battle with cancer. Around 200 pals gathered in the Australian Gallery to toast & farwell Lester and by the look of the red dots that appeared, Kerrie's last show is a sellout. Folk historian Warren Fahey gave a talk about his good pal including his first meeting with Lester- he arrived at her house to find her with a large joint in her mouth and mowing the lawn.  Kerrie Lester's work is included in major corporate collections as well as the National Portrait Gallery and she was a favourite Archibald entrant once winning the Packer's Prize, Lester died from Leukemia at the age of 63.
GoggleBox stars Mick & Di                    Professor Ross Steele                      Martin & Michelle Walsh
Warren Fahey & Stuart Purves                                         V itek Czernuszyn & Deborah Thomas