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Mum: speaking Latin with a singlet tan

Dale Kentwell

Join artist Dale Kentwell on her journey of discovery into the heart of Outback Australia where she explores the essentials of artistic expression, survival, motherhood, and being.


Dale Kentwell
Gloria Burley

Dale Kentwell was born in Sydney, New South Wales, in 1961.

She attended Seaforth College of TAFE, completing an Arts Certificate in 1984. She went on to obtain her Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) in 1988 from the City Art Institute, Paddington. She also undertook Bush Regeneration Studies at Ryde College of TAFE in 1990-91.

Dale is inspired by environmental issues, the Australian landscape and particularly the importance of remnant bushland.

She believes strongly in the need to preserve and recognise these important areas.

Working primarily with painting and photography, the artist has exhibited in 28 group shows, and has had seven solo exhibitions. Her work is held in private and public collections.

Dale lives with her partner and three sons on the northern beaches of Sydney.


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ISBN 9781921479274 HB 32.pp

AUS$24.95 NZ:$27.99 US$14.95 UK£12.95

ISBN 9781921479403

DVD (film), 30 min + slideshow of all the paintings

AUS$19.95 NZ:$22.99 US$12.95 UK£10.95

NEW check out the YouTube trailer below from the documentary film on Dale and her work. It's available with the book for a special bundle price of AU$40!

Kentwell stares out from these vibrant canvases as the woman, mother, wife and artist struggling for a balance with the
nature of the world around her.
– Esben Storm, Filmmaker

The way Kentwell has captured country, as Aborginal people say, the essence, not merely the snapshot, is most impressive. The wandering story and the whimsy make it intensely personal, like birth itself. It’s a most beautiful story, a new form of art narrative.
– Jeff McMullen, Journalist, Author, Educator

Individual and moving...
– Larry McDonald, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney


Dale is available for touring these paintings in a travelling exhibition. For more information, see the Queensland Touring Exhibition UPDATE.

eNews 43: Dale is interviewed about her art and Mum: speaking Latin with a singlet tan.