Artist Spotlight: Stephen Benwell

Stephen Benwell, Figure with arm extended, 2018, earthenware, 19 x 9 x 4cm photograph: David McArthur

Stephen Benwell‘s work features in two current exhibitions in New South Wales, as well as an upcoming exhibition at Bundanon Art Museum. Thinking Through Pink at Wollongong Art Gallery is curated by Dr Sally Gray and includes works from the Wollongong Art Gallery collection; decorative arts from the Powerhouse collection, Sydney; posters from the archives of second-wave feminist artists Jan Fieldsend and Marie McMahon and works by invited contemporary artists.

Clay Dynasty at Powerhouse Museum celebrates studio ceramics in Australia and features works from the 1960s through to the present day. The exhibition features more than 400 objects from the Powerhouse’s significant ceramics collection, including works by Stephen Benwell and Angela Brennan.

The upcoming exhibition Fantastic Forms celebrates Bundanon’s 30th Anniversary. Curated by Boe-Lin Bastian and Sophie O’Brien, Fantastic forms features ceramics, sculpture and animation, and brings together new commissions by three contemporary Australian artists, Nabilah Nordin, Stephen Benwell and Rubyrose Bancroft, with Bundanon’s expansive collection of drawings by artist William Merric Boyd (1888 –1959), Arthur Boyd’s father. 

Clay Dynasty
Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo, Sydney
until 5 March 2023

Thinking Through Pink
Wollongong Art Gallery, Wollongong, New South Wales
until 5 March 2023

Fantastic Forms
Bundanon Art Museum, Illaroo, New South Wales1 April – 18 June 2023

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