Denise Keele-Bedford

Denise Keele-Bedford

  • Artist’s Statement

    Denise completed a Master of Arts at RMIT, Melbourne in 2002 and her art practice is based on cultural diversity, belief systems, rituals, and icons that form the celebrations of these.

  • Biography

    I am an Australian artist who creates artwork based at Stony Creek Studio in Warrandyte Australia. Between 2005 and 2019 I maintained a work studio at Huanghua Studio in Beijing China.
    In 2013 I celebrated 10 Years of Making Art in China with a Solo Exhibition titled Bloom of Youth, and a publication Ten Years in China.
    I participate in many local, national and international exhibitions and undertake many workshop programs. I am the recipient of several Residency Awards including Arthur Boyd’s Bundanon AIR and Montsalvat Artist-in-Residence in Australia. My international residencies include Australia/China Council Residence Award in Beijing, Da Pu International Art Centre in Da Qing, Centre D’art I Natura AIR Farrera Spain, 99 Art Museum AIR in Beijing, the 3rd Heshun International Art Festival AIR Shanxi, Erdos Inner Mongolia International AIR, Hudson Centre for Contemporary Art AIR Hudson Valley New York, Shimenfeng Celebrity Culture Park Wuhan.
    As secretary for the Artists 2000 Foundation I have received grants for curatorial and workshop projects in Australia and China based on International Cultural Art Exchange.
    I am the recipient of several commissions including Tianjin Port Authority 60th Anniversary, BHG and Cocoa Cola Art Project, Western Academy of Beijing, Willoughby Visual Art Biennial, 27 Degree East Lake Ecological Sculpture Biennial.
    I am Patron for Tasun Creative Art in China, Secretary for the Artists 2000 Foundation, Art Consultant for Dongdong and Lulu AIR Program, Consultant for YARC Beijing/Gwangju, Website Administrator and Bulletin Editor for Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors.
    Between 2005 – 2016 I was curator for the Nv Yishu (Female Art) Series of bi-annual Touring Exhibitions and Meeting Halfway in Guangzhou China and the Chinese Museum in Melbourne; commissioned in conjunction with the 40th Anniversary of Australia China Diplomatic Relationships.I completed a Master of Arts at RMIT, Melbourne in 2002. My art practice is based on cultural diversity, belief systems, rituals, and icons that form the celebrations of these.

  • Influences

    I use a variety of media to enhance and harmonize with my conceptual expressions encompassing places of worship, sacred sites, spirituality and related symbols. Human characteristics impact upon natural environments and my environmental concerns relate directly to Australia, whilst conveying a global awareness.

  • Awards

    Winner - Manningham Creative Industries Small Fellowship 2020
    Winner - Shimenfeng memorial Park Artist-in-Residence 2019
    Highly commended - Melbourne Society of Women painters and Sculptors 110th Annual Exhibition 2019

  • Exhibitions

    2020 Marks in Time , Art at St Francis, MELBOURNE
    2018 Paper only Exhibition , K-YARC Gallery Gwangju South Korea
    2016 One Mile, One Boat, Art Centro, Poughkeepsie NY

  • Website

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Denise Keele-Bedford

Red Wave
Framed: 99 x 79cm Acrylic and Gouche on Paper $975.00

Denise Keele-Bedford

And Our Friends Are All Aboard
Framed: 76 x 95cm Collage on Paper $975.00