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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Chris Bennett

Chris Bennett

Chris Bennett is an Australian artist currently living in Hobart, Tasmania.  He completed his Bachelor of Fine Art in 2006, and continued in 2007 to obtain first class honours at the Queensland College of Art in Brisbane. Chris has been developing his current series over the last five years, focusing on themes of urban alienation, entropy and social decay, and the slow death of personal aspiration.


2006   Completed Bachelor of Fine Art, painting major
           Queensland College of Art

2007   Completed Bachelor of Fine Art, Honours 1st class
           Queensland College of Art


2007    Untitled (reading man 2)
            Theiss Art Prize

2008    Solace
            Stanthorpe Art Prize

2008    Untitled (reading man 2)
   'In The Moment' Competiton
            Finalist, published

2009    Saturday
            Clayton Utz 'Launch' scholorship exhibition

2011    Smokescreen
            Glover Prize

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