Stephen Benwell

Born in Melbourne in 1953, Stephen Benwell is Australia’s most distinguished ceramicist and was honored with a retrospective survey of his work at Heide Museum of Modern Art in 2013. In the same year, Benwell was selected to exhibit in Melbourne Now, the National Gallery of Victoria’s survey of contemporary creative practice. Benwell has been the recipient of the Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award, has been a finalist in the Hobart Art Prize, the Fletcher Jones Art Prize and in 2009 was awarded the Inaugural Deakin University Small Sculpture Award and an Australia Council Visual Arts Board New Work Grant.

Stephen Benwell received a Diploma of Art from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne in 1974, a Diploma of Education from the Melbourne State College in 1976 and received a MFA from Monash University in 2005. The artist has travelled extensively and undertook a studio residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris in 1984–1985. His work is regularly exhibited in Australia and overseas and is held in a large number of private and public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the National Gallery of Australia, The National Gallery of Victoria, The Art Gallery of South Australia and The Art Gallery of Western Australia.

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Stephen Benwell, Statue, arm bent (detail), 2013, earthenware, 31 x 13 x 11cm ,16863

Statue, arm bent (detail), 2013
earthenware
31 x 13 x 11cm
16863

Selected Stock

Stephen Benwell
Statue (blue arm), 2015
earthenware
27 x 9.5 x 9cm
17379

Stephen Benwell
Statue (keen bent), 2015
earthenware
27.5 x 9 x 11.5cm
17380

Stephen Benwell
Red cup 1, 2013
earthenware
5.5 x 10.8cm
16061

Stephen Benwell
Rustic Service, 2009
earthenware
9 pieces, maximum height 9cm
13076

Stephen Benwell
Naked Shepherd, 2003
earthenware
19.5 x 15 x 13.5cm
16278

Stephen Benwell
Sculpture I, 1994
stoneware
16 x 18 x 6cm
17560V

Stephen Benwell
Sculpture 2, 1994
stoneware
17 x 17 x 10cm
17561V

Stephen Benwell
Self-portrait, 2013
oil on board
38 x 19cm
17000

Stephen Benwell
Portrait after a bust, 2015
oil on board
40 x 29.5cm
17358

This is a selection only, for further information contact the gallery.