Bundeena artist Lee Bethel has been involved in Art of Living exhibitions over the last two decades. She has held many solo exhibitions, and her work has been selected for prestigious group exhibitions, including the Sulman Prize, the Rick Amor Drawing Prize, the South Australian Museum Natural History Art Prize, the Gallipoli Art Prize, the Hazelhurst Works on Paper Prize, ‘Hidden’ Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Walk, and many more. Lee’s visually poetic work involves folding, manipulating and cutting paper, often combined with watercolour or encaustic, and sometimes constructed into ethereal sculptural shapes.
“For Lee Bethel, elegant constraints are the foundation of her workings, manipulating the fold, the grid and the seed. In her hands, the paper fold reveals its capacity for resilience and malleability. It is both a tangible folding of paper and a metaphorical folding of time and memory.” Melody Willis
Lee Bethel holds a Masters of Fine Art, Honours and a Bachelor in Visual Communications from Sydney College of the Arts. Lee is represented by the Egg and Dart Gallery, Thirroul.
Junior Art show
Pictured: Artwork by Sam G. – Winner of Operation Art 2021.
Check out the Junior Art show featuring works by Bundeena Public School students. Bundeena Community Centre. Opening event on 11 March 2022, 5pm–6pm. Also open to view from 12–13 March 2022, 10am–4pm. Free Entry.
Calling all artists
All local Bundeena and Maianbar artists are invited to submit their work for showing at the Art of Living Festival Art Show, 11–13 March 2022. A special showcase for new artists. All art media welcome, as long as it can be hung (framed) or placed on a plinth. Further details and entry forms will be available in late January 2022.