Java Bentley

"My art practice has revolved around sculptural installation. I am interested in objects that push the boundaries and that can be activated in multiple spheres of interpretation."

Having had experience with the themes of the hand-made, craft and materialism, Java is particularly interested in soft sculpture and collective group practices.

What inspires her practice is the environment and people who surround her an,d as an artist, she is constantly hoarding ideas from the public domain.

Graduating from The University of Auckland and Elam School of Fine Arts, Java Bentley believes that we are a product of society and that it is important for artists to give back through knowledge, experiences and opportunities.