Sunday, 4 February 2018

A New Duo Show - June 2018

Domestic Disturbances Two - Meggs Yeo and Anne Bentley

For DDT, Meggs and Anne have collected headlines - news, advertising - anything really, from TV, internet, and newspapers.

Finding humour in headlines is not hard when you hear about 'Checkout Chaos" and " Eateries Serving up Bacteria" or "Pillow Fight Takes a Dark and Dangerous Turn" but  Anne Bentley and Meggs Yeo have taken it one step further by applying their own take on what they've heard and read.

What makes this show even more fun that the resultant art works may not bear any resemblance to what actually happened - and that's got nothing to do with 'fake news'

A waitress is serving bacteria - and nothing else.  Sitting down can kill you - especially if it's an electric chair.  When a pillow fight takes a dangerous turn, blood does fly and, chaos at the checkout, is simply a broken packet of frozen peas.


Opening  5 PM, Saturday  16 June and continuing until 5 PM Sunday 24 June 2018  Refreshments sponsored by Young Henrys

The Shop Gallery
112 Glebe Point Road
Glebe NSW  2037
Mobile: 0438550835

Monday, 15 August 2016

New Duo Show with Meggs Yeo

Megan and I are working on a second domestic disturbances show for 2017.
This time, it's based on media headlines - a lot of fun is being had.
NT (Northern Territory) woman lights fire to scare snake, burns down caravan
(acrylic on cotton canvas 28x36cm)

Groom tries to drown himself after meeting "ugly bride" (acrylic on cotton canvas 28x36cm)

UKIP (UK Independence Party), "Gay donkey tried to rape my horse"
(acrylic on cotton canvas 28x36cm)

Artist murders poet in love triangle hit-and-run (acrylic on cotton canvas 28x36cm)

Saturday, 23 January 2016

An Opportunity

An opportunity - from the vault 2010 Sydney Uni Notice Board
 (© Anne Bentley 2010 & 2016)

Monday, 17 August 2015

One For The Gels

One for the gels! From my collection circa 1935 Germany Agfa lupex paper

Monday, 4 May 2015

Some Travel Reminising

Aran Islands: Inis Mór (Inishmore) meaning the big island (copyright Anne Bentley 2012)

Also a small taste of Paris  here and here

Window Shopping

Fun stuff in Paris 2012

Monday, 2 February 2015

Etsy is go

New shopping via Etsy

lots of fun things coming up over the next few weeks - art, vintage gear and maybe an antique or two.

You'll be Right ( 6x8" / 15x20CM canvas panel)

Sunday, 12 October 2014


July-August 2012

Paste Up Paris

Paste up Reykjavík
Girl on Boat Berlin

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Fashion Victim

"Fashion Victim"  acrylic on cotton canvas - 25 x 31 cm
August 2014 Anne Bentley

Saturday, 26 July 2014

The Little War Monger is born

The Little War Monger (acrylic on canvas 20x25cm) 

Anne Bentley July 2014

Friday, 9 May 2014

The show is hung - the wine is bought

mini woolies - Meggs Yeo
NO - Anne Bentley

Kitchen Sink and Other Domestic Disturbances at Sheffer Gallery, Sydney

Everything looks like sex today - Anne Bentley
Jean Lee - Meggs Yeo

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Press Release Kitchen Sink and Other Domestic Disturbances

Anne Bentley & Meggs Yeo  – cousins alone together for the first time in:

Kitchen Sink and Other Domestic Disturbances

7 – 17 May, 2014 @ Sheffer Gallery 38 Lander Street Darlington, Sydney 2008 (02) 9310 5683
Wednesday-Saturday 11AM – 6PM

Opening with a welcome by special guest artist, Linda Brescia

Saturday 10th May 2014 2PM – 6PM

Notorious killers and death by lawnmower – embroidery, photography, painting and collage – over 50 works comprise a new exhibition by Meggs Yeo & Anne Bentley.
Kitchen Sink and Other Domestic Disturbances was born out of a mutual love of art, a deep friendship and the same black humour. 
Just over 13 years ago, these two artists met for coffee and three hours later, they were fast friends.   When Anne first met Meggs, it was not only about art - Anne had just bought a painting by Meggs, but she discovered they were both descendents of the same Irish man on their paternal sides. 
Serendipity aside, Anne and Meggs are enthusiastic fans (and collectors) of each others’ works and neither know why they hadn’t created a joint show together sooner. 
This could simply be a matter of the right time to do so because, as soon as they decided on a duo exhibition, the ideas came tumbling out and haven’t stopped yet.
They’ve taken a look at our domestic world and turned it sideways:
Meggs Yeo began with famous & infamous Australian killers; the women she has embroidered onto tea towels but she gives only a hint of who they were and what they did.  She follows on with watercolour & pen drawings of some of the better known inhabitants of Pentridge gaol in Victoria – now a new housing precinct with ½ million dollar apartments.  Meggs has also created works of showing wool fetish people (people who wear total body suits made of wool) and Pica people – people who eat non-nutritional substances like rocks, sand and your couch…
 Self-taught artist Anne Bentley works with collage, photography and naïve painting.  Her seemingly innocuous painting of 3 bottles with striped straws has the title, “Jonestown Lemonade”, a reference to the Kool Aid killing of 918 members of the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project.  Another painting, “The Dangers of Outdoor Yoga” includes a lawnmower and blood, lots of blood!  Everyone seems happy in her kitchen collages but seen in the window is a nuclear mushroom cloud.
Strolling through the creative minds of Anne & Meggs may disturb, but it will more likely delight; so, don’t call the men in white coats just yet; these two are the remedy, not the cause.