• 'Lightness of Being' 
    Group Show at Articulate Project Space
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    29 May - 13 June 2021

  • Group Sculptural Show
    Factory 49
    12 May - 5 June 2021

  • Alternating Current Art Space
    COMPACT Small work Group Show
    Until 12th June

  • Group Show
    Meaningful Manoeuvres 2021
    Gaffa Gallery
    Opening Saturday 6th March 
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  • FRACAS 6 2021
    Group Exhibition at Articulate Project Space Sydney
    Opening 19th -21st February 2021
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  • Factory 49 Annual Group Show 2020

    Opening 2nd September 2020

    Find out more 

  • "Open to Uncertainty" Exhibition 2020
    Solo Exhibition at Five Walls Gallery Melbourne
     

  • Ambiguity of Spaces Between
    Upcoming show at GAFFA Gallery Sydney
    Opening 12th September 2019 6-8pm
    http://www.gaffa.com.au/exhibition/ambiguity-of-spaces-between

  • Large Sculpture Group Show
    Factory 49, Marrickville NSW
    @factory.49 

    On until 4th May 2019

  • 2018  SCA Undergraduate Degree Show Opening
    All Welcome

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 6 PM – 9 PM
    University of Sydney College of the Arts
    Rozelle Campus Balmain Road, Lilyfield, New South Wales,

  • My Artwork "There Before" has been selected to be exhibited at Sydney University's Verge Gallery
    A studio based practice & Documents, Alternatives #2

    Opening January 18 2018, 6pm-8pm
    Continuing to February 24

  • Karen Benton Conceal Exhibition.
    Dedspace Gallery SCA Sydney Uni.
    Opening Thursday 6th April 2017 4-7pm

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  • Karen Benton Exposed Exhibition 2017
    Factory 49.
    Opening Thursday 9th March 2017 6-8pm
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  • The Space in Between Exhibition 2017
    Solo Exhibition at Artspace on the Concourse, Chatswood
     

Exploring the language of materials to depict, reveal, suggest, provoke.......

Welcome

Based in Sydney's Northern Beaches, I have an evolving and experimental art practice that explores the language of material to stimulate thought and embody emotion..

My practice engages with elements of psychogeography as I extract the essence of emotional and physical encounters between self and others, places and spaces.

My assemblages critique concepts of connectedness and I often deploy manipulations of the grid – repositioning it as a contemporary emotive vessel alluding to feelings of connection, containment and control. 

Works can be read metaphorically as emotive topologies that articulate the blurred boundaries and transitional spaces between dualities such as strength/vulnerability; connection/disruption; whole/fragmented; stasis/fluidity and abject/pristine.

I am an alumna of both Sydney University College of the Arts; and University of NSW.

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