Artist: Judith Ben-Meir
Judith Ben-Meir was born in Manchester in 1939. Her family emigrated to Australia in 1948.
She returned to England in 1956 to study ballet at the then Sadler's Wells
Ballet (Royal Ballet) School. She enjoyed a successful career as a dancer until 1963,when she married.
While raising a young family she turned her attention to the visual arts
and in 1987 obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Art (majoring in sculpture) from RMIT University in Melbourne.
Since 1988 she has worked as a sculptor exhibiting in many Solo and Group exhibitions,as well as obtaining commissions for both Public and private collections in Australia and Overseas.
From 1988 until 1992 she worked as the Australian sales representative for Port Jackson Press, a leading Australian publisher of Fine Art limited Edition Prints.
In 1993 she started her own business under the name of JBM Art Consultancy, becoming an agent for London Contemporary Art , Advanced London Graphics, Melbourne Etching Suppliers and Port Jackson Press Australia. At the same time she built up a stable of artists, placing their work in public and commercial galleries, as well as consulting on private and corporate commissions.
In 2001 Judith took a Post Graduate Diploma in Art in Public Space, which led to her involvement in the Installation of Stones & Tiles for The Cultural Park in Sile, Turkey.
She continues to work in her favorite medium -bronze- reflecting the great influence Dance and the human figure has played in her life.
Her most recent commission (2004) has been for a feature wall for The Cyberport Health Club Hong Kong.