bentART 2019

Get your Opening Night Tickets here Tickets $8 online or $10 at the door.

Entries Open – 18th  March 2019

Entries Close – 13th May 2019

Artwork Drop Off – Wednesday, 5th June, 2019 –  between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

Wentworth Falls School of Arts,   217-219 Great Western Hwy, Wentworth Falls NSW 2782

Exhibition Times

Opening Night – Friday, 7th June  6:30 – 9:30 pm

Saturday, 8th June 10:00 am – 4:00 pm  – Artist Talk 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sunday, 9th June 10:00 am – 04:00 pm 

Monday, 10th June  10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Artworks pickup Monday,10th June  2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Categories 2019 Exhibition

  • Open
  • Postcards – 2019 Theme – Reassessing Normal (note: artboard to be supplied by bentART)
  • Pets & Wildlife Smartphone-ography 

Awards 2019

  • Overall bentART Exhibition Award
  • Overall bentART Exhibition Runner Up Award
  • Highly Commended Awards– multiple
  • New Entrant Award
  • Postcards Award
  • Curator’s Award
  • People’s Choice Award
  • Pets & Wildlife Smartphone-ography Award

Entry Fees

  • Main Exhibition $20.00 per work with a maximum of three entries per artist.
  • Pets & Wildlife Smartphone-ography $5.00 one entry per artist.
  • Postcards A6 $10.00 one entry per artist.


Lizzy Marshall is a Western Sydney based curator, educator and writer. Her curatorial practice focuses on the subversive layers of resilience in human beings under the pressure of the imperceptible “small compromissions” of society.

Working collaboratively with artists through conceptual frameworks Marshall curates responsive exhibitions that play on resonance and active engagement through the audience experience. Investigations include site-responsiveness and the permeability of the museum walls and collections. Her exhibition making extends beyond traditional frameworks to encompass heritage buildings, object dense museums, a pristine rainforest, architecturally significant homes, interior and exterior of regional built environments, and most recently a former industrial site.

She is currently curating the site-wide celebrations of Penrith Regional Gallery’s 40thAnniversary “A Fight For Our Gallery”. Lizzy was the Acting Curator of Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Liverpool and formally she was the Public Arts Officer for Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. Within this role she was the Curator of the inaugural Turbine Hall Commission featuring Fiona Davies’ Blood on Silk: Last Seen. She has held positions with The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin City Gallery – The Hugh Lane, The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, Sculpture at Scenic World, as well as consulting positions for Macquarie University Art Gallery and The National Trust – NSW. She has been commissioned to write for the Online Dictionary of Sydney, Architecture Ireland, Art & Australiaand Artlink Magazineamongst others.

Dr Sanne Mestrom

Senior Lecturer, Visual Art

Sydney College of the Arts | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


Amelia Tracey is a graduate of Sydney University’s College of the Arts (SCA), receiving her Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours – Class I) in 2014. Majoring in Photomedia, Tracey became interested in the changing world of photography, and further, how technology was impacting the art world on a broader scale. Tracey is a Sydney-based artist, having exhibited in numerous group shows in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as having her first solo show in 2015. She has also been the recipient of multiple art awards, including the SCA Dean’s Award, the Clyde & Co People’s Choice Award, Artereal Gallery’s Mentorship Award, and Hall & Wilcox’s People’s Choice Award. Tracey was exposed to curation during her time at university and is honoured to be involved with the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Bent Art exhibition. 

Raffle Prizes:

Artwork by Amelia Tracey “Born To Be Wild” (Jesse) 2015 Pigment print Edition of 5 80x80cm – $1,500

Riverside Theatre / Novotel Parramatta  – Show, Accommodation, Dinner Package – $500

Christine’s Millinery Gift Voucher – $250

Molo Wood Creations – Grazing Board – $150

Cinnabar Kitchen Blackheath Voucher – $100

Drawn Monday 10th June 2019 – 2:00 pm

Luckey Door Prizes – Opening Night

Camera House Katoomba Voucher – $50 

Basil Nut Katoomba Voucher – $50

Circus Boutique Katoomba – $50