Kerryl Shirley has been working as an artist for 40 years. Educated at South Australian School of Art, Underdale, she majored I painting with a minor in photography. 

Shirley has continually exhibited over her long career Australia wide. She was the first artist in residence for Adelaide’s Fringe Festival and her assemblages reflect her early beginnings.

Shirley works meticulously and builds a body of work, either painting or construction, until her preoccupation has exhausted itself. Her particular influences are Braque, Matisse, Picasso, Nevelson and Gasgoine. She deeply respects the artistic tradition which has educated, influenced and inspired her.