Bella Deary

Bella Deary is a Meanjin (Brisbane) based visual artist whose practice gathers influence from environmental science and climate activism to promote the equality of all living forms. Deary uses key materials of latex and video projection to create installations, often with immersive and interactive qualities. Her practice centres around the concept of ecocentrism, the belief that all natural life should be valued equally. Deary's work aims to dismantle the hierarchy between human and non-human life by emphasising the body’s organic qualities and simulating interactions between these forms. Notably, Deary has recently exhibited in a group exhibition of projections onto the Judith Wright Centre's façade entitled 'Location Location Location' with OuterSpace. She also recently exhibited in the Metro Arts' 'Young Artist Forum'. Deary has commenced a Masters of Philosophy under an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship, whereby she will investigate art-science collaborations to promote environmental welfare. She graduated from QUT in 2020 with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Visual Art), and upon graduating was awarded the Milani Family Art Prize. Deary exhibited her first solo exhibition in 2020, titled 'Organism' at The Walls Artspace, Gold Coast. | | Instagram