Kirsty Jade Whitehead

Kirsty Jade Whitehead - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Amidst the dramatic coastlines of Australia, where the Pacific meets the land, there existed a tale whispered by the waves - a story of a wanderer, guided by the call of distant horizons and the promise of discovery and enlightenment.

Kirsty Jade Whitehead is a multidisciplinary artist from England. She finds inspiration drawing from her experiences travelling, particularly her escapade living in and exploring Australia and New Zealand during her study abroad exchange year at Queensland University of Technology from 2022 to 2023.

During her travels she found herself, a modern day explorer tracing the footsteps of those who came before and embarked on a journey of introspection and revelation. She discovered a sense of belonging, a connection to the land, its people and its cultures. Each sunrise became a symphony of colour, each sunset a quiet moment of reflection. This fuelled her investigation into the emotions and changes we encounter in different places, immersing herself in the wanderlust and psyche.

Her recent pieces are crafted from sound waves extracted from her personal audio recordings, these waves are meticulously laser-cut and affixed to wood, strategically positioned to replicate constellations from specific times and locations. The waves illuminate a spectrum of vibrant hues when exposed to light, in a constant state of motion, changing based on the environment. The work's dynamic nature mirrors the ever-evolving essence of human existence, akin to the concept of psychogeography, where our surroundings shape and influence our emotions. 

Reflecting on the power of place, and the heartfelt connections that bind us all together, it is not the destination that matters, but the journey itself - the journey of self-discovery, of creative expression, and of embracing the unknown.