When Michael Kiely was told he had stage four cancer and three months to live, he’d already been living with Parkinson’s Disease for over 20 years. Facing his mortality, Michael knew he had to paint.
Ever the fighter, Michael has overcome two life-threatening cancer diagnoses and has now produced approximately 600 abstract paintings. His devoted daughter, Jessica Kiely, is producing a curation of those pieces on behalf of her father to honour his dying wish of having his art shown in an exhibition.
This exhibition, MY KIDS COULD DO THAT, marks the very first time Michael’s art is available to be viewed and purchased by the public.
The ticketed public event on Sunday, 30 October will showcase 48 of his artworks with a portion of the profits donated to Parkinson’s NSW. It will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art at Circular Quay in Sydney.
“Do yourself and an old man a favour, buy my art before I die. I want to see these pieces going home with people. And just think, as soon as I cark it, they all become limited edition,” he says.
50 percent of every ticket sold is donated directly to Parkinsons NSW, so your purchase helps to improve the lives of people affected by Parkinson’s disease.
Learn more and buy tickets online here.