Bonita Ely is an artist born in Australia, currently working in Australia.
1946, lives and works in Sydney, Australia Bonita Ely is one of the pioneers of Australian environmental art and has been exhibiting urban interventions, sculpture, photography, performances, painting, image and text, printmaking, video and drawing since 1972. Solo exhibitions include The Murray’s Edge at the Art Gallery of NSW (2009) and Murray River Punch, performance, Rundle Street Mall, Adelaide. Experimental Art Foundation (1981), George Paton and Ewing Gallery, Melbourne University (1980). Group exhibitions include This was the Future: Australian Sculpture of the 1950s, 60s, 70s and Today, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2003); Fieldwork, Ian Potter Centre for Australian Art, Melbourne (2002), 25 Years of Performance Art in Australia, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney. Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane & Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (1995). Ely is the Head of the Department, Sculpture, Installation, Performance [SPI) and a founding member of the Environmental Research Institute for Art at College of Fine Arts, UNSW. In 2009 she completed a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Western Sydney. Bonita Ely is represented by Milani Gallery, Brisbane