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ABOUT

ARTIST, DESIGNER, DREAMER

 

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oil on canvas

76cmx61cm

2015

Benitta is a Visual Artist from Brisbane specialising in portraits and figurative works in oils, pastel, charcoals and vector drawings.

 

From the time that she was able to colour with crayons and felt pens she has been creating art. At the age of eight Benitta got her first pastel set and has been drawing ever since.

 

She also creates mascots and murals for local Primary Schools.

 

Prior to Covid-19 Benitta also did freelance work for a boutique creative production company (Pen2Stage) based in Singapore designing sets and characters for children shows such as Jungle Book Jive, Skylanders (Activision) and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nickelodeon) and many more  for the international market (including Singapore, Philippines, India & Dubai).

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESUME

EDUCATION

2008 - 2010    Diploma of Graphic Design

                      Commercial Art Training College

 

1997 - 1999    Bachelor of Business, majoring in

                      Communication, extended major

                      in Advertising

                      Queensland University of

                      Technology

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015

  • “From Day to Day”, Cactus Espresso Bar, Ipswich

2013

  • “Let’s Face it”, The Joynt, South Brisbane

2011

  •  “All of me”, White Canvas Gallery, Fortitude Valley

2008

  • “…Something to be”, Bella Art Gallery, Springfield Lakes

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

  •  Salon Des Refuses - Brisbane Portrait Prize, 3/162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane,
  •  The Ipswich Art Awards, North Ipswich Reserve Corporate Centre, 2B Pine Street, North Ipswich

 

2019

  •  The Ipswich Art Awards, curated exhibition, Fire Station 101 - Ipswich Innovation Hub

 

2018

  •  The Exquisite Palette Show., Tacit Gallery 123a Gipps St, Collingwood, Victoria
  • “Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular” curated exhibition, Central Plaza One, Brisbane

 

2017

  • Cliftons Art Prize, Brisbane
  • “Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular” curated exhibition, Central Plaza One, Brisbane
  • "Off the Wall 0 Arts Connect Annual group exhibition, Ipswich Community Gallery

 

2016

  • "Off the Wall - Arts Connect Annual group exhibition, Ipswich Community Gallery
  •  ”Art & Design Show”, St Sebastian’s, Yeronga
  •  “Volcanic colours”, Boonah Regional Art Gallery
  • “BWC Regeneration 2016” (curated) Aspire  Gallery, Paddington
  • “Petite Pieces 2016”, Aspire Gallery, Paddington
  • “Handful of Ipswich Artist”, Regional Arts House (Artslink Queensland)
  • “People – Places (curated by Ipswich Art Gallery), Ipswich Community Gallery

 

2015

  •  "Off the Wall - Arts Connect Annual group exhibition, Ipswich Community Gallery

 

2014

  • ”Yeronga Art Show”, St Sebastian’s, Yeronga
  • 2014 “Augmenting Aqua”, ArtTime Supplies, Ipswich

 

2013

  • “Stimulate your Senses”, Ipswich Community Gallery, Ipswich
  • Artist Hive “Art with Attitude”, Barsoma, Fortitude Valley

 

2012

  • “Stimulate your Senses”, Ipswich Community Gallery, Ipswich
  • “Spring Art Exhibition”, St Sebastian’s Primary School, Yeronga

 

2011

  • “Stimulate your Senses”, Ipswich Community Gallery, Ipswich

 

 

AWARDS & PRIZES

2021

  • Finalist, Salon Des Refuses - Brisbane Portrait Prize

2019

  • Winner, Zonta Silhouette Design Competition (design to be used as a  public art sculpture)

2017

  • Finalist, Cliftons Art Prize, Brisbane

2013

  • Semi Finalist: Doug Moran National Art Prize

 

GRANTS

2015

  • RADF grant for Professional development

 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCY

2014

  • Artist in Residency: St Peters Lutheran College Springfield, Qld

 

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENTS

2017

  • commissioned (Ipswich City Council) to paint backdrop for ArtBeats  “Enchanted Forest” festival (1 of 3 Artists)

 

2016

  • commissioned (Public Art Project) to paint “Hug Me” tree Sarah Drive Park,Yamanto, Qld

 

2015

  • artist for Artslink Queensland Animating Spaces “Bottle Alley Mural” public art project, Ipswich, Qld

 

2013

  • commissioned to paint two life-size rhino sculptures for Taronga Zoo’s Wild! Rhino public art project, NSW
  • commissioned to paint a mural for AMW hair & beauty(Toowong)

 

2010

  • commissioned to paint a mural for City Physio (Brisbane)

 

2008

  • painted Traffic Signal box in Paddington (Cnr of Castelmaine St, Caxton St & Given Tce, Qld

 

2004

  • commissioned to paint a mural for Riverview Childcare Centre

 

COLLECTIONS.

  • St Peters Lutheran College Springfield
  • private collections in London, Czech Republic, Australia

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