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Sarah Bell positions her practice at the nexus of photography, printmaking and painting; seeking to uplift the medium of photography through her engagement with slow and considered technical processes of care and experimentation most likened to the traditional mediums of painting and printmaking.
She studied at the Victorian College of the Arts under the guidance of renowned Australian photographer, Bill Henson, completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1985 with a printmaking major. She has since exhibited locally at Linden Gallery (now Linden New Art), Brunswick Street Gallery and Artistcare Gallery in Melbourne. She was awarded the Sheila Kirk Award for Printmaking and the Geelong Grammar School Foundation Board Award for art education studies in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Sarah Bell was a finalist in the 2017 Lens Mist Awards.
Sarah’s recent works herald a return to painting and reflect an emotional response to the natural environment where she lives on the Mornington Peninsula, capturing the atmosphere, light and forms that change with the seasons.
Bachelor of Fine Arts /Degree
Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
Major Printmaking, Minor Photography
RMIT, Mosaic Technology, International Specialised Skills
Postgraduate Diploma of Education
‘Transience’ G3 Space, Kingston Arts.
2017 Finalist, Lens Mist Awards, Kingston Arts
2016 Linden Postcard Show
Small Works, Brunswick St Gallery
'St Kilda 2' Linden Gallery
'Art for the Forests' Bondi Pavillion Gallery
'Environmental' State Bank Galleria
St Kilda Festival Aquisition, Linden Gallery
St Kilda 1, Linden Gallery
Flinders Art Exhibition
Emerging Printmakers, 70 Arden St
Flinders Art Exhibition
Group Printmakers, 70 Arden St Kilda Festival, Linden Gallery
'Ad-in-Fine-Art-Um' 33 Surrey St, Kings Cross
Vicki Couzens and Geelong Grammar School Indigenous Scholars
Possum Skin Cloak
Mosaic Mural ‘Wings to Fly’ Geelong grammar School.
The Weekly Review, 2013
The Age, 1985, Gary Catalano
Group Printmakers, 70 Arden St
2010 Geelong Grammar School Foundation Board Award
For studies in Reggio Emilia, Italy
1986 Flinders Art Exhibition - Sheila Kirk Award for printmaking
1983 and 1984 Victorian College of the Arts, printmaking award
1998 Board Game design 'The Destiny Game'
1994-1998 Public and private mosaic commissions
1991 McPhee and Gribble
Book cover Illustration 'The Necessary Jungle'. David Brooks
1990 Oxford University Press, Book cover Illustration 'Project Chemistry'
Current Position - Art Educator
Currently employed as the Head of Art at an IBO World School, Art specialist in inquiry and Reggio Emilia based practices.