Congratulations to Lee Bethel, a finalist in the Professional Artist and Emerging Artist categories of the Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize 2018. The winners are announced this Friday 15th June. Lee's finalist work seen above: Labyrinth, 2017, encaustic and seeds on hand cut paper on board, 50 x 50cm.
For those further down the coast, or passing through Nowra, pop in and see Lee's current exhibition, Finesse, with Nicole Ison at Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, which continues until 4th August. Lee is holding a workshop at the Gallery in July. Bookings via South Coast Tickets.
Finesse sets up a dialogue between two artists, Lee Bethel and Nicole Ison, exploring the shared nuances of the mediums paper and porcelain.
Lee Bethel is an artist working with paper. Drawing on a love of the material, she cuts, weaves and manipulates paper in a unique manner utilizing shadow and reflection to create complex patterns and peripheral lightscapes.
Nicole Ison, a ceramic artist who works primarily with porcelain, creates delicate yet durable objects. The combination of the chosen medium’s translucency and Ison’s repetitive mark making similarly creates a play on light and shadow.
Lee will also be part of a group exhibition opening August 3rd at The Egg & Dart. Sign up for our e-news for details.