kyle hughes-odgers

Kyle Hughes-Odgers is an Australian artist. He has exhibited artwork and created large scale public art across the globe, New York City, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, London, Sheffield, Cambodia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.

Turner Galleries:
“In the five years since we first worked with Kyle Hughes-Odgers, his career has taken a meteoric rise. From fairly humble beginnings as a street artist, this career has evolved rapidly to include major public art commissions, children’s books, gallery exhibitions in Australia and overseas, and of course the (now international) street art has continued unabated. The spindly limbed characters that populate his artworks have certainly struck a chord with his viewers. They have a universal narrative; they struggle with their lives, carry their burdens, face difficult choices and are not afraid to dream.

Hughes-Odgers’ most important commissions include an eighty meter building exterior (including LED lighting design) at the new Perth international airport. Other recent career highlights include winning the Crystal Kite Award (Australia/New Zealand) with Meg McKinlay for their children’s book Ten Tiny Things, a forty meter mural for Murdoch University, a four storey building exterior in Washington DC, an interior mural for Jamie Oliver’s Perth restaurant, a four storey mural overlooking the Mitchell Freeway in Perth, solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, Amsterdam and Berlin, plus his third children’s book is due to be published in November 2015.”

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Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015 – A Survival Guide. Swinton gallery Madrid, Spain.
2015 – Satellite. Turner Gallery Perth, Australia.
2014 – All The Wrong Places. CAVE Gallery Los Angeles, USA.
2013 – Repetitive Sequences. Walls Gallery Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2013 – A Thousand Lights from a Hundred Skies. Turner Gallery Perth, Australia
2012 – If We Can’t Control the Boat, Let’s Control the Ocean. Okazi gallery Berlin, Germany
2010 – You Just Have Your Eyes Closed. Turner Gallery Perth, Australia
2009 – Wood and Nails. Distracted Gallery Perth, Australia
2009 – So Many Broken Umbrellas. Gorker Gallery Melbourne, Australia

Selected Major Public Art Commissions / Projects

2015 – Glass tile Mosaic 3m x 12m. Site specific exterior DMG architects. Perth Australia
2015 – Giant Children’s book. In collaboration with Perth International arts festival, James Foley and 8 public schools, created as a gift from the children of Perth to the little girl giant for the Giants Royal de Luxe event.
2014 – Perth International Airport. Artwork, 3D and LED light installations. 6m x 80m in total width. Site specific exterior. W.Australia
2014 – Nst Mural Project. 2 sides of 4 storey building . Site specific exterior. Washington DC. USA
2014 – The Giants View. 4 storeys x 4 storeys. Site specific exterior. Perth Australia
2014 – Globe Lane 140 William Street 10m x 10m. Site specific exterior. WA
2013 – 1006 Hay St DMG architects 6m x 40m stainless steel perforated screen. Site specific exterior. Perth Australia
2013 – Jamie’s Italian. Jamie Oliver restaurant. Site specific interior. WA
2010 – Murdoch University ECL Courtyard. Site specific exterior installation on board across 7 panels approx 45m in total width. Murdoch University Art Collection.WA


Murdoch University
Edith Cowan University
City of Perth
Royal Perth Hospital
State Library of Western Australia
Peter Jackson


2015 Can a Skeleton have an x-ray? – by Kyle Hughes-Odgers. Published Fremantle Press.
2015 Off the wall – by Kyle Hughes-Odgers. Published Fremantle Press.
2014 On a Small Island – by Kyle Hughes-Odgers. Published Fremantle Press.
2012 Ten Tiny Things – Written Meg McKinlay, Illustrated Kyle Hughes-Odgers.
Published Fremantle Arts Press.

Artist Residency

2015 Swinton and Grant Gallery. Madrid
2015 Sonnewalde Flour Mill. Germany
2013 Bushwick. New York City
2012 Okazi Gallery. Berlin
2011 Stanton Street. New York City