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Chris Bell - Curriculum Vitae (April 2007)

Solo exhibitions

2007

Stone Roots, Bett Gallery Hobart, Tasmania

2004

Primal Places, Stanley Artworks, Tasmania

1997

The Wildest Shores, Vargarda, Sweden

Awards/Commissions

2007

Artist in Residency, Rocky Cape National Park

2003

Art in Public Buildings Scheme, Department of Tourism, Parks, Heritage and the Arts

2002-1997

Invited to Vargarda Foto Festival, Sweden, as a keynote artist
Canon (Japan); awarded 2002 International calendar (The Colours of Nature by Chris Bell) printed in  5 languages

2000

Commissioned by Northwood Press, USA, to photograph for the book Daybreak 2000
Artist Development Programme Grant, Arts Tasmania
Australian Geographic photographic/environment grant

1997

Out-of-Season grant, Arts Tasmania, for  exhibition in Sweden, plus additional support  from  Department of Tourism, Parks, Heritage and the Arts for the same venue
Commissioned work for Die Besten Bilder aus Fotografie drauben, Germany

Photographic books published

Bell, C. 2002  Primal Places: Tasmania; (Laurel Press, Hobart)

Bell, C. 1995  The Noblest Stone: Carnarvon National Park; (Australian Geographic, Sydney)

Bell, C. 1990  Beyond the Reach: Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park; (Laurel Press, Hobart)

Bell, C. & Sanders, N. 1980: A Time to Care: Tasmania's Endangered Wilderness; (Chris Bell, Hobart)

Teaching/Speaking

2002

Invited speaker, Tasmanian School of Arts, Art, Natural Environment and Wilderness, Adult Education (TAFE)

1997

Invited speaker,Tasmanian School of Arts, Art, Natural Environment and Wilderness, Adult Education (TAFE)

Selected books contributed to

2007

Garden of a Lifetime (Dame Elisabeth Murdoch at Cruden Farm), one of 3 commissioned photographers; Pan Macmillan

2004

Tarkine (Allen & Unwin)

2003

Animan,Switzerland - entire portfolio featuring my work (15 images)

2000

Daybreak 2000, featuring selected photographers from around the world
Animan, Switzerland (Les 100 Plus Belles Images de la Terre)

1997

The Best of Australian Geographic Photography

1995

Australia's World Heritage (Australia Post - plus stamp pack)
Australia: A Leader in Environmental Solutions

1988

Australia's Wilderness Heritage

1986

Tasmania's Rainforest

1984

The Forest Book
Greater Daintree

Selected Reviews / Bibliographies / Articles

Peter Eastway: Review, Better Photography, Spring 2004

Peter Timms: Love, death and wilderness photography, Art Monthly, Aust. December 2003

Chris Bantick: Book Review, Primal Places, The Mercury, March 29 2003

Garney Pierce: TV interview and story, Stateline, ABC, September 2002

Michael Pollak & Margaret MacNabb: Hearts & Minds: Creative Australians and the Environment; Hale & Iremonger, 2000

Hanimex/Fuji: Profiles, Hanimex/Fuji Quarterly, No.3 1998

Brendon Moodie: Review, The Noblest Stone, Australian Geographic, July/September 1996

Jane Cadzow: Review, The Noblest Stone, Good Weekend, May 25 1996

Chris Baxter: Review, The Noblest Stone, Wild, April/June 1996

John Cannon: Review, The Noblest Stone, Sunday Tasmanian, 5 May 1996

Mike Catchpole:Bell Tolls for Wild Lands (Swedish exhibition), 40 South, December 1997

Pat Comben: Review, The Noblest Stone, Wildlife, Winter 1996

Fiona Mackillop: Review, Beyond the Reach, Australian Natural History, Autumn, 1992

Alec Marr: Review, Beyond the Reach, Leatherwood, Autumn 1992

Andy Park: Review, Beyond the Reach, Australian Geographic, Oct/Dec 91

Roz Gatwood: Review, Beyond the Reach, Panorama ( Ansett Airlines ), November 1991

Rex Direen: Gondwanaland Photographer, Australian Photography, November 1991

Chris Baxter: Review, Beyond the Reach, Wild, April/June 1991

John Cannon: Review, Sincere Tribute to a national park, The Mercury, 1991

Terry Lane ( ABC Radio [ 3LO ] ) Interview, early 1991

Ian Johnston: Nature photographer takes you behind the scenes of State's favourite national park, Southern Star, 1991

Mike Cherry: Remarkable look at national park, March 30, 1991

John Rozentals:Bell expresses love affair with Nature, February 24 1991

Noel Shaw: Wilderness love beyond society, Examiner, December 22 1990

Annie Warburton ( ABC Radio ) Interview, December 1990

Author not identified: Hard work pays off for Chris Bell, Mercury, December 11 1990

Author not identified: Back to bush to launch book, A Time to Care, Mercury, 3rd December 1980

Helen Frizell: To the heart of the Wilderness, Review, A Time to Care, The Sydney Morning Herald, December 27, 1980


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