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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Catherine Abel, Michelle Hiscock, Jenny Rodgerson and Pam Tippett- 2021 Portia Geach Memorial Award

Image: Pam Tippett  Together – Amanda Bell AM  2021  oil on linen on panel  70 x 70 cm Australian Galleries …

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Stephanie Monteith – Hazelhurst’s Teachers and Preparators Exhibition at Hazelhurst Art Centre

Image: Stephanie Monteith  Gunyah Beach Summer  2021  oil on panel  33 x 93cm To celebrate the re-opening of Hazelhurst Art …

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Danielle Creenaune – Finalist in ‘FLOW’ National Contemporary Watercolour Prize 2021 at Wollongong Art Gallery

Image: Danielle Creenaune  Cascade Falls  watercolour on Saunders Waterford  56 x 76 cm Congratulations to Danielle Creenaune who has been …

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Graeme Drendel, Martin King, Lewis Miller, Paul S. Miller and Rodney Pople – 2021 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize Semi-Finalists

Image above: Rodney Pople  Self portrait after Courbet (2) Congratulations to Graeme Drendel, Martin King, Lewis Miller, Paul S. Miller …

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Sarah Tomasetti – Finalist in the Gosford Art Prize 2021

Image: Sarah Tomasetti  From Balpatta IV  2021 oil and incision on fresco plaster with muslin, mounted on stretched canvas  145 …

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David Frazer – ‘The artist turning Nick Cave songs into wood engravings’, Sydney Morning Herald

David Frazer’s latest artist book, Love Letter, has recently been featured in the Sydney Morning Herald in an article written …

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Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Finalist in the Paddington Art Prize 2021

Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne  Spring Wattle I  2021  oil on linen  92 x 198 cm Congratulations to Jennifer Keeler-Milne who has …

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Chris Ingham at Baldessin Studio

Image above: Chris Ingham  Urban mission I  2019  lithograph  edition 3  76 x 56 cm Printmaker and sculptor, Chris Ingham …

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‘Extinct’ – Artistic Impressions of Our Lost Wildlife

Image above: Sue Anderson  Christmas Island Pipistrelle  coloured pencil on paper  30.5 x 22 cm ‘Extinct’ is a recently published book by …

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Angus Fisher – ‘Masterworks II’ at Jonathan Cooper Gallery London

Image: Angus Fisher  Rosellas and Banksias  2021  ink pen and watercolour on paper  76 x 56 cm Angus Fisher has …

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