MJ Ryan Bennett

Community Arts & Cultural Development

SWELL Exhibition accepts, “A New Face”.

“A New Face”, is a public art sculpture that has been selected to participate in SWELL Sculpture Festival 2017. I’m seeking funding to help cover the costs associated with freighting the artwork.

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“A New Face” is a 4m high sculpture that incorporates a collection of molded-plastic chairs grouped together to create a continuous wheel structure that lends an ephemeral quality; in that it gives the feeling of movement and change. I have used an everyday object such as a chair, that some people may consider ugly, temporary and cheap and I’ve recreated this into a piece of art that is considered elegant, and something to be admired. It resonates like the story of the “Ugly Duckling”, waiting for change and just wanting to show its real form.

I have been involved in Strand Ephemera (outdoor public art exhibition, Townsville) for several years,which I have grown and learnt from with every sculpture exhibited. I’m so excited and proud to have been selected to participate in SWELL Sculpture Festival on the Gold Coast for 2017.

SWELL Sculpture Festival held annually on Currumbin Beach in early September. Now in its fifteenth year, the ten-day festival brings over 50 works by nationally and internationally renowned artists to a free public exhibition on the beautiful beaches of Australia’s Gold Coast. The event delights 275,000 visitors annually and also inspires with master classes, art activities
This is the first time I’ve ventured outside of my home town to exhibit sculpture and I can’t wait to be part of the SWELL family.

All donations will be used to cover the freight costs for the sculpture and myself to travel from Townsville to Currumbin and back.

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Born Sydney 1970. I studied Applied Art majoring in Gold and Silver Smithing at Monash University, Melbourne. I continued further studies as a Design Associate within the Metal Studio at the JamFactory, Adelaide. I have since diversified and gone into public art and I have participated in 4 Strand Ephemera Exhibitions, Townsville QLD. I’m currently working on my 5th sculpture for Strand Ephemera to be exhibited at the end of July 2017. I have recently been accepted to exhibit at SWELL Sculpture Festival September 2017, Currumbin QLD.

My artistic practice incorporates wearable art, small sculptures and larger public artworks. My work has been described as “sophisticated pop art”, I like to create bold yet simple forms that impart a stimulating and lasting experience. I use a diverse range of mediums including metal, shell, fabric, plastic, wood and found objects.

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