Richard Bell

A monochrome image of Richard and his reflection, smiling wearing glasses.
Richard Bell

Richard J Bell calls himself a Contemporary Creative Soul and multiform artist, who delves into genres such as creative memoirs, contemporary poetry, lived experience opinion pieces, sculpture, photography and kupesi drawings.  

Starting off writing about his lived experience of schizophrenia with the hopes other who have similar experiences will read and relate to it on an emotional level, he is currently transitioning from illness to wellness and rather than fighting the hurt, pain and injustice, he is working on exploring his own culture and heritage through different Polynesian kupesi designs superimposed over original photos of Tonga.

Being chosen for the Sync Australia Leadership Program makes me feel more confident that I will learn and grow with the mentorship, helping me make my goals into reality.