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Darcey Bella Arnold

Born in Melbourne, VIC. Lives and works in Melbourne, VIC.

Darcey Bella Arnold is an Australian, Melbourne-based artist of British and Scottish descent. Darcey completed a BFA, Drawing at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2007, and a BFA, Honours at Monash University in 2009.

A selection of recent exhibitions includes: My Mother’s Labour, Sutton Gallery Project Space, Melbourne, 2018; Folded brick, Neon Parc Project Space 215 Albion St, Darcey Bella Arnold and Deimantas Narkevičius (LTU) organised by Paulius Andriuškevičius and Nicholas Kleindienst, 2018; and Talking with the Taxman About Poetry, Testing Grounds, Melbourne Arts Precinct, 2017.

Arnold’s curatorial projects include Duck on the Pond, involving artists Elena Betros López, Noriko Nakamura, Lisa Radford, Salote Tawale, Roberta Joy Rich and Kalinda Vary at an offsite location in Melbourne, 2018; and Bricklaying with artists Dan Moynihan, Georgina Cue and Adam Wood at Rearview Gallery Project Space, Melbourne, 2017.

Arnold has been a finalist in the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize 2019 and the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, 2018. She attended an Artist-In-Residence program with Eastside International (ESXLA) Los Angeles in 2016 and was included in Kimposium, a social sciences symposium curated by Dr Meredith Jones at Brunel University, London, 2015.

Arnold will be showing with ReadingRoom Gallery in a solo exhibition opening April 2020.