About the exhibition
Sarah Bell in her exhibition, 'Transience' at G3 Artspace, revisits the tree as a central and sacred theme in the production of large-format pigment prints. Bell uses the tree as an ancient, archetypal symbol which has informed her work and imagination since she was young. Largely experimental, Bell explores impression and form through photographic imaging. 'Transience' includes a series of forest imagery that references the ecological fragility and resilience of remnant forests, wildfires and habitat destruction.
Moments alone in the landscape are captured with slow shutter techniques and the images later edited. This intuitive and experimental process evokes both her printmaking and painting background. The viewer is called to awaken - to be present to the return of the tide and air currents through the trees by seeking a response to artworks beyond a static, classical landscape.
“In an existence that is increasingly over-occupied by images, I am exploring lost moments and the poetic beauty of the landscape.” - Sarah Bell
About the artist
Sarah Bell is a local artist living and working in the City of Kingston. She 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 studies in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
For more information please visit: http://www.sarah-bell-artist.com/
About the opening speaker
The exhibition will be officially opened by art historian, journalist and screenwriter, Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios.
Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios is a lecturer in the Arts and Cultural Management and Art History programs at the University of Melbourne, where she researches and publishes in the areas of cultural economics and arts marketing. She also writes for a general audience; she co-wrote the historical novel, The Water Diviner, which was released by Pan MacMillan in December 2014, based on the script for the film of the same name starring Russell Crowe.
Meaghan is also a researcher and writer for film and TV; she researched and co-wrote Shane Delia’s Spice Journey: Turkey (SBS), Australia: The Story of Us (Channel 7), and Gourmet Farmer Afloat (SBS). She writes for the Age and Gourmet Traveller, and is a regular commentator in the media on art market issues.