Amber Creswell Bell is an art curator, an author of books on the arts, a lifestyle writer, a speaker, and an enthusiastic creative hustler. With a passion for art, Amber champions emerging and unrepresented artists and ceramicists, curating popular exhibitions both independently and in collaboration with commercial galleries. She is currently the Director of Emerging Art for Michael Reid galleries, curating both the emerging art and ceramics programs. In 2021 Amber established the National Emerging Art Prize (NEAP) in collaboration with Michael Reid.
Her first book, Clay, published by Thames & Hudson, released October 2016, showcases over 50 contemporary ceramic artisans from Australia and abroad. Amber’s second book, A Painted Landscape, released in October 2018, profiles the diverse work of 50 of Australia’s landscape painters. 2021 saw the release of Amber’s monograph on artist Ken Done ‘Art. Design. Life’, as well as ‘Still Life’ – a compilation of Australian still life painters, also published by Thames & Hudson. She has 2 more books in production.
Amber is currently the ‘resident art expert’ for InsideOut magazine. Her editorial work has been published in many of Australia’s leading titles. (You can read more about Amber HERE)