Monday, 9 December 2013

MAY 2014

It’s been a while between newsletters and the good news is I’m creating works for a new duo exhibition with Megan Yeo that will run from 7th to 17th May 2014:  Kitchen Sink andOther Domestic Disturbances...
and we are both having a lot of fun being disturbed artists!

Megan and I have been good friends for over 10 years.  We are also distant cousins – something we found out only after we met.  We met because I bought a painting of hers.  Megan works in various mediums: embroidery, photography, works on paper and painting.  And, although we recently participated in 2 group shows, we haven’t put on a show of just two of us and decided it was time we did.

I came up with the title for the show because I wanted a Sydney showing of 4 photographs I was shortlisted for in the Picture This 2010 Photo Prize & Exhibition - Brunswick Street Gallery in Melbourne with abstract photographs of water on a stainless steel kitchen sink called “Everything Looks Like Sex Today” (1,2,3 &4).

Megan is stitching her magic onto linen tea towels.  Her work begins with researching Australian female criminals: “Megan’s Top 10 Female Horrors”.  Her pieces will not be named on the linen and the imagery may only give clues as to these evil domestic horrors.

Lost and Found
I’ve just completed a fun piece called Lost and Found using a photograph I found in our front yard one day during winter this year.  
 I’ve also made a postcard of the Still Life in the Kitchen photograph so send me a reply email (below)  with your postal address and I’ll get one to you.

I will be putting my newsletters online on here and I’d love it if you would leave a comment – let me know what you think. 
You can also check out our progress on the new show by going here

Still Life in the Kitchen with Chilli
email for postcard: annebentley2003 at

Fluro in the Kitchen (40x50cm Lambda Print)

Yellow (this is not a vase) 40x50cm Lambda Print

Saturday, 5 October 2013


some new works:

This is not Topiary
Angel's Trumpets are Deadly

all images © 2013 Anne Bentley

Monday, 30 September 2013

New Acquisitions at the AG South Australia

New acquisitions in art galleries often cause debate, sometimes passionate, sometimes bored.  I find the exhibition of these purchases and gifts do no justice to any works mostly because they look like a badly curated group show where nothing matches and no work complements any other.

New acquisitions:  detail of "Address" by Charles Robb reflected in one of 8 pieces of "The Fall" by Brent Harris

What I really did like at the AGSA is the new Melrose Wing of European Art - they've mixed up their collection and based it on theme rather than era and made a fabulous salon-style display through 6  rooms with fun gems like this:

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Dog Day

Saturday afternoon weaving through King Street Newtown (Sydney)

Monday, 2 September 2013

Monday, 12 August 2013

Monday, 24 June 2013

The For Sale Man

- that's what I called him - 4-6 years ago and maybe still, an enterprising man would advertise goods for sale on anything he felt would attract attention. From abandoned office binders to the single kitchen chair, he would place his signs around Waterloo, Newtown, Stanmore and Camperdown.  If I had a camera in my bag, I would take a photo- here are some examples:

Bar Fridge - Darlington, Sydney
Near the Sydney Uni Swimming Pool
Sydney University


Parramatta Road, Stanmore

Abandoned office folder finds meaning in life

Going cheap in Stanmore

because washing machines don't fit into suitcases

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