Ben Webb

BEN WEBB (1976 – 2014)
Ben Webb exhibited from the age of 19. A self-taught artist, he was the youngest NZ artist to have shown in a public gallery and to represent NZ in a biennale. He held the Goethe Institut residency in Berlin in 2002 and exhibited at Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Asia Pacific Triennial in Brisbane and Visa Gold Finalist Exhibition in 1996; Redfern Gallery Sydney  in 1998 and the Noumea Biennial in 1999; Johnathan Smart Gallery in Christchurch  in 2000/2001/2003/2009; Boquitas Pintadas, Buenos Aires, in 2004/2010; Nadene Milne Gallery in 2009; Kunstraum Bethanien Berlin in 2010; RH Gallery 2010/2011/2012; Sugar Cube Gallery Royal Academy of Art, Stockholm, and Wunderkammer, Auckland, in 2011.  From 2001 until his death, Webb spent six months of each year in Berlin, where he exhibited his work.

Gallery de Novo, Dunedin – some works still available
Images of Ben Webb’s work, Ocula
Two images of Webb’s work, York Street Gallery, Timaru
Eggleton, David ‘Glory: Studies by Ben Webb‘, Berlin
Otago Daily Times article, by Peter Entwisle, January 2009
Blacklog Black Magazine blog ‘Ben Webb Exhibition’, 8 March 2011
Otago Daily Times article, ‘Webb’s Dispassionate Treatment Unusual’ by Peter Entwisle, April 2012
Info on Jonathan Smart Gallery website, Christchurch
Works in the collection of the James Wallace Arts Trust

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