JANE BENNETT : Biography

I was awarded the Diploma of Arts in 1982, and the Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Art Studies at C.O.F.A., University of N.S.W. in 1983.
I have held 30 solo exhibitions since 1986, and been included in many major selective group exhibitions.
I received the prestigious Marten Bequest Travelling Art Scholarship for Painting in 1996 and was also awarded the 1996 Dyason Bequest by the Trustees of the Art Gallery of N.S.W., to travel and paint extensively throughout Europe and the U.S.A. for 2 years.
In 1997 the Trustees of the Art Gallery of N.S.W. awarded me a residency for 3 months at the Moya Dyring Studio of the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and I received a further residency at the Studio of the American Academy in Rome.
Finalist in the 1986,1997 and 2008 Sulman Prize for Genre/History Painting, 5 times a finalist in the Dobell Prize for Drawing and 6 times a finalist in the Wynne Prize for Landscape, winning the 1990, 1995 and 1996 Pring Prize for Watercolour and the 1995 Trustees’ Prize for Watercolour in the Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of N.S.W.
I have won over 120 art prizes, and completed many major commissions for government and corporate clients.
In 2006 I received the inaugural Sydney Harbour Week Award for artistic achievement.
A major retrospective of my work was the signature event of the 2006 Industrial Heritage Festival of the National Trust of Australia. 
My canvas "Closing the Gap" painted from the summit of the A.N.Z.A.C. Bridge during its construction was exhibited in the "ONE Hundred" exhibition of 100 iconic objects to celebrate the centenary of the Mitchell Library, State Library of N.S.W.

My work is represented in the collection of the Mitchell Library; Artbank; the Kedumba Contemporary Drawing Gallery; many Regional Gallery and Municipal Council Collections; Department of Defence; University of N.S.W.; University of Sydney; many corporate and private collections throughout Australia, the U.S.A., the U.K., Hong Kong and Japan.

      by Elizabeth Fortescue  The Daily Telegraph September 27, 2007

       by Steve Meacham The Sydney Morning Herald June 27, 2007

Current Price List 

Image size in centimetres                           All prices include GST

  • 13 x 18cm                                                $250

  • 20 x 25cm                                                $550

  • 31 x 31cm                                                $990

  • 25 x 51cm                                                $1,400

  • 31 x 61cm                                                $2,000

  • 31 x 92cm                                                $3,000

  • 31 x 122cm                                              $4,000

  • 56 x 76cm                                                $4,500

  • 30 x 153cm                                              $5,000

  • 61 x 91cm                                                $6,000

  • 75 x 100cm                                              $7,700

  • 91 x 122cm                                              $11,000

  • 61 x 183cm                                              $11,000

  • 122 x 152cm                                            $14,000

  • 122 x 183cm                                            $16,000

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