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BELLA DEARY (she/her)



Bella Deary is a Meanjin (Brisbane) based visual artist and PhD candidate whose practice gathers influence from ecological philosophy and ecology to promote the equality of all life forms. Bella predominantly creates large scale installations and video artworks which respond to the critical issue of climate change and  resulting ecological issues. After graduating from QUT 2020 with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Visual Arts) in 2020, she has commenced her PhD at QUT, examining art-science collaborations. Bella has exhibited widely throughout Brisbane, Sydney, the Gold Coast, and the Sunshine Coast and was recently the recipient of the Hilde Chenhall Memorial Scholarship (2021).
She is excited to be joining the Next-door ARI team in 2023 and hopes to create a safe space for emerging artists to show experimental work.

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Nextdoor ARI

Nextdoor Artist Run Initiative exists to champion the experimental practices of emerging contemporary artists. Founded in 2020 by five emerging Meanjin (Brisbane) and Yugambeh Country (Gold Coast) based artists, we endeavour to be the ‘next door’ for aspiring artists, providing opportunities for artistic development and personal growth. With a current focus on South-East Queensland artists, our aim is to generate new and authentic art experiences, by facilitating the creation, exhibition and discussion of contemporary art.






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