Mirella Bandini

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa

Lives & works in Beaminster, Dorset, United Kingdom

Member of ArtCan Arts Organisation – an arts organisation which enables artists to sustain their practice

Mirella Bandini is an emerging artist working primarily in ceramics, often coupled with or inspired by found objects.  She has an inherent love of old rusty metal, gnarled wood, wire and cotton thread, and these elements weave their way into her pieces.  She follows an intuitive process of making – a communion between clay and the human hand.  She explores the spontaneity and surprise of random and unique finishes over which she has little to no control.  Her pieces are frequently figurative in nature with a deeply emotive quality.  They are often bound physically or contextually to a specific place.   This connection to place and emotion strives to create a continuum between mind, space and object.   Her landscape architectural education and South African upbringing emerge as generators in her work and contribute to its underlying emotive qualities.


2019 Wanderlust, ArtCan at The Ollerod, Dorset, UK

2019 Betwixt & Between, Solo Show, Willoughby Memorial Trust Gallery, Corby Glen, UK

​2019 Lie of the Land, The Ollerod, Dorset, UK

2019       Elevate, Duff & Phelps, The Shard, London, UK

2018       Vienna Calling, Gallery Art Pool, Vienna, Austria

2018       From ArtCan with Love, Fitzrovia Gallery, London, UK

2018       Earthday, An ArtCan Online Exhibition

2017       Naughty & Nice, Sweet ‘Art Exhibition, Espacio Gallery, London, UK

2017       Anduma – A Look into the Future, Centro Culturale, Valenza, Italy

2017       What is the Point? – ArtCan annual exhibition, Camden Image Gallery, London, UK

2017       ‘Appearance of’ Exhibition, A &D Gallery, London, UK

2017       Something Blue, Cultivate Gallery Online Exhibition

2017       44 Art Works at 44 Hallam Street – An ArtCan takeover, London, UK

2017       Somewhere In Between exhibition, Exhibitionist Hotel, London, UK

2017       Landart workshop & installation – Paesaggi Migranti, Pennabilli, Italy

2017       Infinite Human: Here & Now exhibition, The Tabernacle, London, UK

2017       Touchpoint: Borders & Boundaries, Curator’s LAB, Poznan, Poland

2017       Every Last Drop exhibition, TOTO Concept Gallery, London, UK

2017       At This Point in Time exhibition, Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh, UK

2016       WITP group exhibition, Strand Gallery, London, UK

2015       Collaborative group mural, Jo’burg CBD, RSA

2015       Street art installation, Jo’burg CBD, RSA

2015       Snake Eagle Thinking Path Launch Exhibition, Matjiesfontein, RSA

2015       Jan Cellier Exhibition, Johannesburg, RSA

2015       Land art installation, Matjiesfontein, RSA

2015       THAT Art Fair, Cape Town, RSA

2014       Fresh Produce, Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg, RSA

2012       Group exhibition, Nunos Restaurant, Melville, RSA