Ben Winspear

Ben Winspear

  • Biography

    I am a Melbourne professional artist and arts instructor working in oil, watercolour and drawing. A significant portion of my work is drawn from the local and wider Australian landscape which I have a great affinity for. I work to capture something of the 'spirit' of each place I encounter - as well as any other subjects I paint - portraits, figure etc. The technical is the solid building blocks for that elusive something that makes for a work that draws the viewer in and on a journey.

  • Awards

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  • Exhibitions

    2019 – Teaching privately. Currently painting Mr Phillip Dunn QC in his chambers Lonsdale Street,
    2018 – Teaching privately and at the Victorian Artists Society, Melbourne. Completing works and
    2017 – Teaching Privately from his studio and completing works and commissions.
    2016 December – Winner of the 2016 A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize Major Award, Glen
    Eira City Council, Melbourne.
    2016 November – Winner of the Inaugural Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award, Victorian Artists’ Society,
    2015 June – July – 3P Exhibition, with Scott Wileman & Warren Cooke. Brunswick Street Gallery,
    2015 May – Winner Nada Hunter Award for ‘Emily in Black Dress’ and Highly Commended for Self Portrait,
    Victorian Artists’ Society Portrait Exhibition, Melbourne.
    2014 – ‘Two Dimension’ Exhibition with Scott Wileman – Ceramist. Customs House Gallery, Echuca.
    2013 - Continuing private art tuition, Exhibition Curating and Public school projects.
    2012 - Private tutoring and designing and facilitating creative projects.
    2012 - Currently serving on Business Together Bendigo Art sector planning Committee.
    2011 - Re commencing giving private tuition in Representational realism.
    2010 - Construction of Sculpture commissioned by City of Greater Bendigo at California Gully Play Space,
    2009 March - Consultant to City of Greater Bendigo in designing and construction of sculpture to be
    incorporated in City of Greater Bendigo New Play space Strategy 2008-2013.
    2008 April - Elected as one of six community members to serve a two year term on the City of Greater
    Bendigo ACAC committee (Arts and Cultural Advisory committee).
    2008 July - Highly commended – Beannaithe Spiorad Art Exhibition - Otis Foundation. Bendigo.
    2007 November - Finalist – James Farrell Self Portrait prize.
    2007 February - Finalist in the Churches of Christ Theological College Centenary Religious Art Prize – ‘The
    Light of Life’ Mulgrave, Victoria
    2006 August - Solo Exhibition, Boort Victoria.
    2006 July - Finalist – Robert Jacks Drawing Prize 2006.
    2006 June - Double Vision, Artist Exchange. Chosen as one of six artists to represent the City of Greater
    Bendigo to the City of Onkaparinga, South Australia.
    2006 March - Solo Exhibition ‘The Way I See’, The Capital Theatre Bendigo
    2005 November - Finalist in the James Farrell Self Portrait prize.
    2004 October - Solo Exhibition ‘Human Hands – Dudley House hire subsidy. Grant awarded by The City of
    Greater Bendigo.
    2004 May - Solo Exhibition at the Old Colonial Bank Gallery, Bendigo.
    2003 November - Winner of the James Farrell Self Portrait Prize. Castlemaine Art Gallery. (Permanent
    2003 June - Solo Exhibition ‘The Spirit of Ben Winspear’ Dudley House, Bendigo.
    1997 - Sam Slater Encouragement Award, Wildlife Art Society of Australasia.

  • Website

Showing the single artwork

Ben Winspear

Work, rest and play - Silver day at Williamstown
122 x 91 cm Oil on Belgian Linen $4,000.00