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

Rosalind Atkins, Jenny Bell & John Wolseley – Earth Canvas Touring Exhibition

Image: Jenny Bell, Lifeblood, vinyl on hoop pine, 15 panels, 182 x 732 cm (overall) Earth Canvas Touring Exhibition featuring Rosalind Atkins, Jenny …

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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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Julian Twigg – Upcoming Artist Residency at Lighthouse Arts, Nobbys-Whibayganba, Newcastle

Julian Twigg is the successful applicant for an artist residency at Lighthouse Arts, Nobbys-Whibayganba, Newcastle. In anticipation of his 2023 …

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Camie Lyons – Finalist in the North Sydney Art Prize

Camie Lyons  Stick Figures (keepers)  bronze  in situ at the North Sydney Art Prize Coal Loader site   In the North Sydney …

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2022 Salon des Refusés – Selection announced

Congratulations to Graeme Drendel, Michelle Hiscock, Martin King, Glenn Morgan, Mary Tonkin and Christine Wrest-Smith who are included in the …

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David Frazer – Finalist in the International Biennial Print Exhibit

David Frazer  Love letter (panels 1 and 2)  2020  lino-cut  100 x 148 cm   Congratulations to David Frazer, who …

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Angus Fisher & Martin King – Finalists in the 2022 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

Martin King  Tree of life, unsuccessful species  2021  dry point, chine colle and hand colouring  168 x 165 cm   …

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Janet Luxton – ‘Feather and Brush, A History of Australian Bird Art’ by Penny Olsen

Janet Luxton  Orange bellied parrot  2016  oil on linen  120 x 156 cm   Congratulations to artist Janet Luxton who …

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Lewis Miller – Finalist in the 2022 Archibald Prize and Rodney Pople – Finalist in the Sulman Prize

Lewis Miller  Deborah Conway  oil on linen  137.5 x 122 cm Congratulations to Lewis Miller who has been selected as …

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Rona Green – Art Almanac Feature

“Whatever I create is a musing on persona, contemplation about individuality and the notion of modification.” – Rona Green We …

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Marina Strocchi – Finalist in the 2022 National Works on Paper

Marina Strocchi  Elgee Park  2022 acrylic on hand made recycled Indian rag paper  56 x 76 cm Congratulations to Marina …

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Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Finalist in The Kings School Art Prize, 2022

Image at top: Jennifer Keeler Milne  Jacaranda Mimosifolia  2021  oil on linen  92 x 198 cm     Congratulations to …

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