About Bella Deary
Bella Deary (she/her) is a Meanjin-based visual artist whose art practice gathers influence from ecological philosophy and marine science to promote the equality of all life forms. Her large scale installations and video artworks respond to the critical issue of climate change by engaging with themes of interspecies entanglement and symbiosis. Bella’s current PhD research involves a collaboration with UQ marine ecologists who study coral communities in Moreton Bay, and is supported by an Australian Government RTP Scholarship. Bella has exhibited widely throughout Brisbane, Sydney, the Gold Coast, Caboolture, and the Sunshine Coast, and is a co-director of Nextdoor ARI.
The artist would like to acknowledge the following UQ marine ecologists for their invaluable consultation in the making of this work: Dr Gal Eyal and Dr Nicholas Hammerman. The artist would also like to acknowledge her QUT PhD supervisory team for their continual guidance: Dr Keith Armstrong and Dr Rachael Haynes. John Walker. Caitlin Mansfield.
Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 8th – 17th September