Meet The Writers - John Kelly

John Kelly

John Kelly has been described variously as an awkward bugger (Fergal Gaynor, 2007) and a free radical (Guangzhou Triennale, 2008), and whilst these observations are no doubt true his awkward radical behaviour leads to some interesting results. John Kelly was born in 1965. His father, from Cork, and mother from Bristol, the family immigrated to Australia the same year. Due to his birth, heritage and circumstance John now holds three passports and therefore is an Englishman, an Australian and an Irishman. John has lived in all three countries and for the past decade has resided in West Cork. John’s iconic sculpture Cow Up A Tree has been displayed all over the world, including six months on display in Emmet Square in Cork city in 2012.

You may read more about John’s work and his trip to Antarctica here. 

John’s photo is by Justin Chambers