Exhibiting for the first time in Asia, five of Kendra's sculptures are included in a museum show dedicated to exploring the relationship between materials and design in contemporary animal art. One of twenty five artists in the presentation, her trade-mark, galvanised wire pieces are all loaned from private collections and showcase work made over the last thirteen years. A red stag, warthog, mandrill and two baboons make up the group.
The Society of Animal Artists 54th juried member exhibition features the work of over one hundred painters and sculptors. The show opens at The Wildlife Experience, Parker, Colorada before a smaller group of works travel to other Museums in the USA.
The Wildlife Experience, Parker, Colorado, August 23 - October 26, 2014.
Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, New Jersey, November 15, 2014 - January 4, 2015.
The Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art, Bolivar, Missouri, February 1 - March 15, 2015.
The National Sporting Library and Museum, Middleburg, Virginia, April 17 - August 30, 2015.
In 2010 Kendra was awarded a commission by Historic Royal Palaces to fabricate thirteen sculptures to celebrate the history of the Royal Menagerie at the Tower of London.
Life-size lions, baboons, a polar bear and an elephant, all constructed with Kendra's trademark material, galvanised wire, help tell the story of the exotic animals that were kept at the Tower from the 1100s, providing entertainment and spectacle for visitors. Included in the commission is one of the most famous Tower 'inmates', a polar bear (a gift from the King of Norway to Henry III in 1251) whose collar and chain allowed it to fish for food in the Thames without escaping. In 1832 the remaining animals from the Menagerie were moved to Regents Park to help establish