Michael Bell's Parade

Next date: Thursday, 29 February 2024 | 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM

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From Friday, 23 February until Sunday, 14 April 2024 

With a career steeped in artistic exploration, Michael Bell has left an indelible mark on the art world. Over 40 years, he has passionately crafted and exhibited artworks that resonate with depth and innovation. His artistic prowess is underscored by an impressive portfolio, featuring 24 solo exhibitions and participation in over 200 group shows, showcasing his versatility and enduring commitment to his craft.

Bell's artistic achievements extend beyond local acclaim. Twice selected as a finalist in The Archibald Prize and five times in The Sulman Prize at the AGNSW, Sydney, his talent has garnered national recognition. His creative imprint extends beyond canvas as he has designed graphics, posters, and illustrations for esteemed entities such as ABC Books, Triple J radio, Mambo, and The Castanet Club.

International recognition has also adorned Bell's career. Honoured with The Cite Internationale des Arts visual artist studio in Paris, France, in both 2007 and 2011, he expanded his artistic horizons on a global scale. Notably, his participation in The Hua Hin Contemporary International Artist Residency in Thailand, among artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, added rich layers to his artistic narrative.

Bell's accolades culminated in winning The Kilgour Prize for figurative painting in 2020, held at The Newcastle Art Gallery. His contributions to the art world have led to his works being proudly held in prestigious collections, including The Australian National Gallery Canberra, The National Library of Australia Canberra, Newcastle Art Gallery, Muswellbrook Art Gallery, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, and Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery.

Join us on this extraordinary journey as Michael Bell's Parade encapsulates the evolution, diversity, and artistic brilliance that define Michael Bell's enduring legacy in the art realm.

Image at top: Michael Bell, The Paddle Pop Boys 2022.

Opening Night // Friday, 23 February 2024 at 5pm

This exhibition will be officially opened by special guest, Mark Mordue.
Proudly supported by Lisa McGuigan Wines.

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This is a free event however bookings are essential.

RSVP Here

 

Exhibition Times

Tuesday to Friday // 9am - 4.30pm
Saturday and Sunday // 10am - 2.30pm 



Mark Mordue

Mark Mordue is the author of the internationally acclaimed biography Boy on Fire - The Young Nick Cave (HarperCollins Australia, 2021), the poetry collection Darlinghurst Funeral Rites (Transit Lounge, 2019) and the travel memoir Dastgah: Diary of a Headtrip (Allen & Unwin, 2001). He was winner of the 2010 Pascall Prize: Australian Critic of the Year and a 1992 Human Rights Media Award for his journalism with Rolling Stone. Mark’s debut novel There’s No Telling (HarperCollins Australia) will be published in late 2023.

When

  • Friday, 23 February 2024 | 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
  • Saturday, 24 February 2024 | 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
  • Sunday, 25 February 2024 | 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 27 February 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 28 February 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Thursday, 29 February 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Friday, 01 March 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Saturday, 02 March 2024 | 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
  • Sunday, 03 March 2024 | 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 05 March 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 06 March 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Thursday, 07 March 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Friday, 08 March 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Saturday, 09 March 2024 | 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
  • Sunday, 10 March 2024 | 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 12 March 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 13 March 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Thursday, 14 March 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Friday, 15 March 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Saturday, 16 March 2024 | 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
  • Sunday, 17 March 2024 | 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 19 March 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 20 March 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Thursday, 21 March 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Friday, 22 March 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Saturday, 23 March 2024 | 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
  • Sunday, 24 March 2024 | 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 26 March 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 27 March 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Thursday, 28 March 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Friday, 29 March 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Saturday, 30 March 2024 | 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
  • Sunday, 31 March 2024 | 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 02 April 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 03 April 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Thursday, 04 April 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Friday, 05 April 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Saturday, 06 April 2024 | 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
  • Sunday, 07 April 2024 | 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 09 April 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 10 April 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Thursday, 11 April 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Friday, 12 April 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Saturday, 13 April 2024 | 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
  • Sunday, 14 April 2024 | 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM