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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Greg Weight – Finalist in The Olive Cotton Award 2021

Image above: Greg Weight  Harry Highpants with Seated Figure  ink jet on cotton rag  70 x 100 cm Greg Weight …

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Danielle Creenaune Elected Member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers UK

Image above: Danielle Creenaune  Silent falls: Carrington  2020  stone lithograph and chine collé  edition 12  52 x 43 cm Congratulations to …

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Salon des Refusés 2021

Image above: Rodney Pople  Monkey Man  2021  portrait of Euan Macleod  oil on linen  201 x 134 cm.   Australian …

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Congratulations to Peter Wegner – Winner of the Archibald Prize 2021

Above image: Peter Wegner  Portrait of Guy Warren at 100  oil on canvas  120.5 x 151.5 cm Peter Wegner has won …

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Greg Weight – Finalist in Still: National Still Life Award 2021

Image above: Greg Weight  Everything Past is Almost Forgotten  permanent pigment print on cotton rag paper  60 x 90 cm …

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Geoffrey Ricardo – Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2021

Later this year, Geoffrey Ricardo will feature in the 2021 Lorne Sculpture Biennale. The following artist profile provides an introduction …

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Julian Twigg – Albany Artist in Residence

Celebrated maritime artist, Julian Twigg has recently completed a month long artist residency in Albany, Western Australia. The artist-in-residence program …

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Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Sydney Morning Herald Article by Steve Meacham, June 1 2021

Image above: Jennifer Keeler-Milne in her studio in Newtown (Photograph: Nick Moir) In anticipation of her upcoming exhibition, ‘Autumn & …

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Jock Clutterbuck – Review of ‘Wisdom Journey: Prints and Sculpture 1967-72’

Image above courtesy of Sasha Grishin and Lyn McNally We are delighted to share Sasha Grishin’s insightful review of Jock …

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Finalists announced – Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2021

Image above: Peter Wegner  Portrait of Guy Warren at 100  oil on canvas  120.5 x 151.5 cm Congratulations to Graeme …

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