Artist Spotlight: Stephen Benwell

Stephen Benwell, Fountain, 2022, earthenware with porcelain slip photograph courtesy David McArthur

Stephen Benwell‘s work features in a number of current exhibitions nationally. His work was shortlisted for the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize and an exhibition of the 49 finalists’ work is currently showing at Woollahra Gallery. ⁠Voting for the Viewer’s Choice Award is open until Sunday, 20 November. Vote here.  

Thinking Through Pink, opening next month at Wollongong Art Gallery also features Benwell’s work. The exhibition, described as a contemplation on the politics and pleasures of colour, 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.

In addition, Stephen Benwell’s work is included in the exhibition The Sun at Midnight, currently at The Hellenic Museum, Melbourne. The exhibition features work by five contemporary artists, including Benwell and reflects the continuing influence of Greek classicism. Tai Snaith reviewed the exhibition on RRR. Listen to her review here

Benwell’s work is also featured in the exhibition Clay Dynasty at Powerhouse Museum (see below for details). 

2022 Woollahra Sculpture Prize
Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf, Double Bay, Sydney
until 20 November 2022

The Sun at Midnight
The Hellenic Museum, Melbourne
until early 2023

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

Thinking Through Pink
Wollongong Art Gallery, Wollongong, New South Wales
3 December 2022 – 5 March 2023

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