Gillian Bencke is an artist based in Newcastle, NSW.  
She works in photography, sculpture, installation and fibre.
Gillian has a degree in Communication Studies at the University of Newcastle and also studied Photomedia at the Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Her early practice was in photomedia and included a small  run of self published artist books. She later went on to study digital media at TAFE in Newcastle and produced work in digitally drawn animations.
In 2004 while living and working in Paris, Gillian began to use found fabrics to create small sculpture works and has been exploring form in this medium ever since.