2021 Judges

Deborah Kelly

I’m a visual artist, currently researching the social life of collage. My work varies: I’ve made animations, books, a projection onto clouds over Sydney Harbour, stickers, banners, billboards… and a distributed dance work, a memorial. I often collaborate with other people. I love what I do as an artist, but I also have to work outside of art to support my practice.

Cath Barcon

Cath Barcan is an artist who has exhibited photography in Australia over the last 30 years. She is Head teacher of Visual Arts at Nepean Arts and Design Centre, TAFE NSW- Kingswood.

Cath has been a finalist in major Australian art prizes including the Blake Prize for Religious Art, the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, the National Photography Prize, and the Headon Landscape Award. She was the recipient of the Premiers University of NSW Creative Arts Scholarship, for which she undertook post-graduate study at Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2018.

The twin themes of wrapped food and the wrapped landscape have pre-occupied her works over the last 5 years.

A graduate of the University of Newcastle and the University of Tasmania she also holds a MVA from Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. She has taught photography at TAFE NSW, the University of Newcastle, The University of Tasmania and The University of Sydney, as well as conducting numerous community and gallery-based workshops. 

Due to COVID19 restrictions, the bentART 2021 exhibition will be in the format of a Virtual Gallery. All judging will be performed by judges viewing artworks via the online gallery.