Garry Kennard

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Lemon tree suite

RS Portraits

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       The Sea 

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Art and Mind

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This website contains information on my organisation Art and Mind, which looks at what light the brain sciences can throw on contemporary culture. In entertaining festivals and events Art and Mind provides talks, performances, exhibitions and discussions. The site has news of current projects, archive listings of past festivals and a large list, with links, to the artists, scientists, philosophers and musicians who have contributed to them.

    • Kande Hiunchuli Expedition 2010

       A report and images: click here -



The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.            Oscar Wilde

Garry Kennard at his exhibition at Petworth House as artist in residence at the Petworth Festival 2009


Image of the month

Avenale olive tree 2014
oil and acrylic on canvas 80x60cm

private collection, Cambridge


The Lemon Tree Suite

This work is now complete. There may be further chapters but for the moment the first 100 images may now be viewd on one page. Please click on the image above or use the link on the left to see them all.

Printing on both sides of A4 sheets, I have recently made an experimental 'concertina' of the complete series. Here it is hung on the garden washing line. I have no idea how this might progress.


Jeremy Corbyn portrait

I recently offered my portrait of Jeremy Corbyn to the National Portrait Gallery as a free donation. They didn't want it. It is part of the Holloway Icons series. See the link on the left column.


More of my writing is now available on this site. Essays and critism and much more can now be read or down loaded from a one page directory. Please click here - WRITING - or on the link on the index (writing) on the left


My book, Essays and Images, is now available as a free download.

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The distinguished science writer, Rita Carter, writes in her preface:
‘Certainly this beautiful book will engage and satisfy readers and viewers on many different levels. Combining images and symbols, and forging first and second-person perspectives, it creates an unusually fully-rounded view of one human mind at work’.


Open letters to Tate Britain

I have written an open letter to the director of Tate Britain which deals with current exhibitions presenting information rather than aesthetic experiences. I have now had a reply from the director as well as many responses from readers of the original letter. You can read ithe whole correspondence here on the Art and Mind website:


Pictures from past exhibitions

Different shows. Different places.



An in-depth interview with Garry Kennard is available as a podcast on 'The Beautiful Brain' website. Click here for to access the interview -





The Sea