Fenella Kernebone

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Fenella Kernebone
Born (1976-06-08) 8 June 1976 (age 38)
Sydney, Australia
Known for Art Nation
Triple J
The Movie Show
By Design
The Sound Lab
”Sunday Arts”

Fenella Kernebone is an Australian radio and television presenter, MC and interviewer, based in Sydney. She is currently the host of By Design on Radio National and The Sound Lab on Triple J.


While studying at the University of Technology, Sydney, Kernebone began volunteering at Sydney community radio station 2SER.[1][2]

She started at Triple J in 1998 and began presenting the Triple J's arts program Creatures of the Spotlight (Sunday nights 9-11PM pre 1999), which she later renamed Artery (1999–2003).

She currently presents the electronic music show The Sound Lab (since 2003).[3]

Since the start of 2012 she has been the host of By Design on Radio National.


Between 2004 and 2006 she was a co-host on the revamped Movie Show on SBS TV, with co hosts, Jaimie Leonarder, Megan Spencer and Marc Fennell.

She was a presenter on ABC TV's (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Sunday Arts programme from 2007 – 2009.[2][4]

From 2010 - 2012 was the host of ABC TV's arts show, Art Nation every Sunday on ABC1.


Kernebone was just weeks old when her family moved to Homebush, in Sydney's west. She was educated at the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney in Croydon, New South Wales.

A portrait of Fenella Kernebone by the Artist, Nick Stathopolous called "Art Does Belong", was a finalist in the 2012 Archibald Prize.


  1. ^ "Fenella Kernebone: 2ser Alumni". CBOnline. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Noonan, Andie. "Confessions of an art junkie". Star Observer. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "People – Fenella Kernebone". Triple J. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  4. ^ http://architectureau.com/articles/fenella-kernebone-talks-by-design/

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