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Smiling May You Go, And Come Again, 2015, 2400x600mm, Pencil and acrylic on timber, Private Collection London. Photograph courtesy of Dana Kinter

Dana Kinter

Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Wall work

Dana Kinter is an artist living and making in the Fleurieu Peninsula. Drawing from the natural environment surrounding her home and an Encyclopedia of Australian Birds handed down by her Grandmother, Kinter has created a signature style that embraces Australia’s native flora and fauna.

Inspired by early 20th century Australian and Indigenous art, religious iconography, Japanese culture, and everything Art Nouveau, Kinter employs a subdued colour palette with emphasis on the natural characteristics of her materials. She uses pencil acrylic on timber in her paintings, preferring to work on a series of woodblocks at once, aided by foraged treasures and views from her backyard studio. Recently, Kinter has begun working with ceramics, carving and painting feathered friends with a distinctive focus on colour, line and form, onto hand built homewares that serve as a base for her artworks.

Kinter completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Applied Design in 2002 and an Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design in 2005. After her sold out first solo exhibition in 2013, she has established a close-knit following and is represented locally and nationally with painting in South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia and, recently, a range of ceramics in Sydney. Finalist in the 2016 Heysen Prize for Landscape, 2016 Food and Wine Prize and the 2015 Solar Art Prize, you can also find Dana regularly at Art and Design Markets.


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CV Highlights

Solo Exhibitions

2015-2016, Brick+Mortar, Norwood, SA
2014, My Sombre Heart Searches for you, Nevertheless, FRINGE, Fox Creek Winery, SA
2013, Hope is the Thing with Feathers that Perches in the Soul, SALA, Hahndorf Academy, Hahndorf, SA

Group Exhibitions

2017, Urban Cow, final exhibition, Adelaide, SA
2016, Christmas Exhibition, Art Images, Adelaide
2016, Christmas Exhibition, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, NSW
2016, Making Tracks, Lauriston Gallery, VIC
2016, Flight of Fancy Art Images, Adelaide, SA
2015, Spring,Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza VIC
2015, Home is where your Heart is. SALA, Stump Hill Gallery, SA
2014, How does your Garden Grow, Curator Winnie Peltz, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, SA

Education

2017-current, Certificate IV in Ceramics, Adelaide College for the Arts
2005, Bachelor of Visual Arts and Applied Design, TAFE SA
2002, Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design and Visual Communication, TAFE SA

Awards

2016, Heysen Prize for Landscape - SA Finalist, Hahndorf Academy, SA
2016, Fleurieu Food + Wine Art Prize , Finalist, SA
2015, Solar Art Prize, Royal Society of Arts South Australia, Finalist

Publications

2014, Sunday Mail, Home, Black Book, Dana Kinter Artist
2014, SA Life, Artistsin Residence. 'Out of the Paddock', Words Arts Editor Lance Campbell, October, Volume 11, Number 10, Pg 134
2014, Adelaide Advertiser, Adelaide by Patrick McDonald, 'Bird Song', Pg 21
2013, Mint Magazine, 'Hope is the thing with feathers', Issue 7 Transcend, Pg 8-11
2013, Fleurieu Living Magazine, 'Dana Kinter, combines creative work with lots of laughter' Spring Issue, Pg 28-30

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Photograph courtesy of @gormanclothing

WINNER | DANA KINTER + GORMAN

16 May 2017

Many thanks to everyone who entered the Dana Kinter + Gorman competition. We are thrilled to announce that Jen Nielsen has won the prize package of the Winter Song Puffer Vest and Come and Go Tote from the Autumn/Winter 2017 Dana Kinter + Gorman Collection. Well Made thanks Dana and Gorman for their support of this competition and the Well Made community.

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Kinter+Gorman | Competition

27 Apr 2017

We’re tickled pink to see the stunning work of SA artist Dana Kinter as part of Gorman's newest collaborative collection, to celebrate we’ve teamed up to give you and a friend the chance to win one of their gorgeous ‘winter song puffer vest’ and ‘come and go tote’ from the collection!! Here's how to WIN:
1. Tag a friend on Instagram who you’d love to share this prize with
2.Follow @danakinter on Instagram
3. Subscribe to Well Made’s newsletter on wellmade.com.au/subscribe
Competition ends 15 May at midnight.
For further details and Terms and Conditions see the link below.

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Dana Kinter | Inside South Australia

19 Apr 2017

Dana Kinter's collaboration with Gorman fashion label is receiving much interest and is featured in the 18 April edition of Inside South Australia.

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Image: Yellow Honeyeater Shift, Dana Kinter + Gorman Collection Winter 17, Photographer Ben Glezer, Photograph courtesy of Gorman

dana kinter + gorman | Collaborative Collection

03 Apr 2017

This winter, Gorman invites you to embrace the ease, energy and beauty of the Australian landscape captured in their newest collaborative collection with South Australian artist Dana Kinter. Shop the collaboration in store and online now.

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