Breathing With The World Ii by Sarah Bell



DIMENSIONS (Height - 20.00 cm X Width - 25.50 cm )
GENRE Landscape
REGISTERED NRN # 000-37953-0135-01
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Artist: Sarah Bell


I completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1985 at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia. Since then I have held three solo exhibitions and participated in many group shows, raised a family, travelled and worked as an Art educator, as well as currently teaching in the private sector.

My present paintings explore colour in the Australian landscape, yearning for or preserving a arcadian time through the romantic vignette.

My recent body of work for my 2017 solo show at G3 Space, Kingston Arts Centre, 'Transience' was largely experimental, exploring impressions through photo media. During rare moments alone in the landscape these are captured with slow shutter techniques and the images are later edited. This an intuitive and experimental process evocative of my printmaking and painting background. The movement or blur of shadows, trees or water is invitation to awaken, be present to the return of the tide or air currents in the trees and seek a response to something other than a static classical landscape. While exploring these methods I consider the technologies that go into creating smartphones and cameras. I think about 'fast technologies turnover' which could impact on the environment as fast food impacts our bodies. I am aware of my own part in this and the seduction somehow owning, and storing every experience. My work seeks to represent a mindful expression of that in nature that is extraordinary.


S A R A H  B E L L    A R T I S T 



Bachelor of Fine Arts /Degree
Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
Major Printmaking, Minor Photography
RMIT, Mosaic Technology, International Specialised Skills 2004
Postgraduate Diploma of Education
Monash University

Individual Exhibitions


'Soul Dreaming'

Artistcare Gallery South Melbourne 1990

Linden Gallery St Kilda

Group Exhibitions

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

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Current Position - Head of Art, Geelong Grammar, Toorak Campus P/T
After teaching adults in community arts privately, at Gasworks and Linden Art Gallery for 15 years, I completed a Diploma of Education in 2004 and have since taught part time while continuing my own practice. I am currently employed as the Head of Art at the IBO World School, Geelong Grammar, Toorak Campus and specialise in inquiry and Reggio Emilia based practices. Collaborations
Vicki Couzens and Geelong Grammar School Indigenous Scholars
Possum Skin Cloak


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' 

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