Jill Kennedy

b. 1981

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Jill Kennedy took degrees in Design at Auckland’s Unitec Institute of Technology, majoring first in painting (2002) and then animation (2006).  

Following the experimental animation that emerged from her later studies, Jill developed the concept for New Educational Series. This collection screened at numerous local and international venues, including museums, film festivals, as well as public and private galleries. Jill's work has gained attention from artists such as Mark Braunias, with whom she worked to animate a number of his drawings.  

The soundtracks for the New Educational Series collection and the Braunias collaborations were composed and produced by time based media artist John Payne, with whom Jill continues to work.

CIRCUIT Projects

The Sound of SeeingWellington (2020)
Experiment 120, France (2020) 

Selected Exhibitions


Investigations 101, Pah Homestead, Auckland
The Sound of Seeing, The Pyramid Club, Wellington 
Experiment 120, Lieu unique, Nantes, France 

Blue Guts, Paul Nache, Gisborne
The Archivist (solo), Sarjeant gallery, Whanganui 
Welcome to Gankland (solo), Paul Nache, Gisborne

Christmas Watching, Paul Nache Gallery, Gisborne
Who Said That?, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington
Burster Flipper Wobbler Dripper Spinner Stacker Shaker Maker, Christchurch Art Gallery

Blue Guts (in collaboration with Mark Braunias and John Payne), New Zealand Film Archive, Auckland
Encyclo Dimensional, Bath Street Gallery, Auckland
Christmas Watching, Paul Nache Gallery, Gisborne

Eyes on the Moon, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland