Jenny Bell – Feature in Artist Profile, issue 63

In News May 29, 2023

Double spread of Artist Profile issue #63 featuring an image of Jenny Bell for her interview with Anne Sanders. Image courtesy of the photographer and Artist Profile.

We are pleased to share that Jenny Bell has been interviewed by Anne Sanders in the latest issue #63 of Artist Profile.

The interview comes ahead of Jenny’s upcoming exhibition Jenny Bell: Life Forms, held at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, and her solo exhibition at Australian Galleries, Sydney in August. In it, Jenny discusses her deep love for drawing, select forthcoming projects, and her studio at the property “Bohara”.

Anne writes of Jenny’s work: “The necessity of drawing underpins all her work, with its attendant close observation. … Bell also works in oils on canvas and creates assemblages and installations. Recently her reductive line has become more graphic and her use of bold primary colours has marked a transformative break-through in her practice.”

Amidst discussions about her rural property being a focus of inspiration for her practice, Jenny also says: “The old idea of farming – that we apply a formula which we endeavour to control, and that the outcome is predictable – is challenged by an ’emergent mind’ which is always open to new learning, responding to signals, and knows it will never fully understand or be in control. This applies whether it be drawing or a farm, and is exciting beyond words to me.”


To view a selection of available works by Jenny, follow the link to her artist page here.


Jenny Bell: Life Forms
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
23 June – 4 August

Jenny Bell
Australian Galleries, Sydney
15 Roylston Street, Paddington NSW 2021
10 August – 27 August 2023

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Jenny Bell  Splitting Posts no 24  2012  oil on board  60 x 60 cm. Find out more about this work here.

Cover, Artist Profile, issue #63.