I have called this body of work ‘The Journey In-between’. Having lived for half of my life in the South of England and the other half here on the East Coast of Australia, I have often felt like I have had two lives - quite separate yet joined in the subconscious… My intention was to try and capture the essence of these two places and tap into the feel of time, night and day, the distance and the physical separation of these two worlds.
Alyson Bell is a visual artist working across a wide range of media from painting and drawing to print making, photography, animation, film and video. Alyson holds a Visual Arts Diploma, a Post-graduate Diploma from the VCA Film & Television School and a Degree in Graphic Design from the UK. Her award-winning short films have been screened internationally, including the Venice Film Festival and here in Australia at the AGNSW. She has also previously been nominated for an AFI award. Although relatively a new-comer to painting, Alyson’s work has been shown in various group shows and more recently her animated video installation BiRD was shown in the ‘On Islands’ festival at Eramboo, Terrey Hills.