Jenny Bell

b. 1960

Jenny Bell attended the National Art School and completed a Bachelor of Art at Sydney College of the Arts. Her drawings, paintings and works in relief distil decisive moments in the plain landscape she has spent almost a lifetime immersed in. The exterior traces of human and animal activity on the land, and the resultant biological processes that so captivate Bell hint at interior worlds particular to their environment. She explores this juncture with economy and restraint.

Bell has been Highly Commended in the Portia Geach portrait prize, written articles for art magazines including Art and Australia and Art Monthly, and since leaving art school in the 1980’s has regularly held solo exhibitions in Sydney as well as exhibiting in Canberra, Melbourne and NSW regional art galleries. In 2019, Bell hosted a two day drawing and painting workshop with Earth Canvas, reflecting on regenerative farming practices and documenting the natural landscape.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2018

2015

In Blog

2020 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing – Finalists Announced

Image above: Jennifer Keeler-Milne, 6 sketchbooks (2019), paper, coloured pencil and card, 8 x 56 cm (each) Congratulations to Jennifer Keeler-Milne, …

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Artist Workshop with Jenny Bell – Earth Canvas Australia

Pictured: Jenny Bell, Not far from home 7 (1999), oil on board, 38 x 44cm Join celebrated artist Jenny Bell …

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August Carpenter – Artist Feature

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John Wolseley Creates an Eight-Page Book

In the following video created by Kids’ Home Publishing, celebrated artist John Wolseley shows us what marvellous fun making an …

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Raymond Arnold in Conversation with Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

In the following interview, printmaker Raymond Arnold joins Danny Lacy from Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery via Zoom from his home in Queenstown, …

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