Gordon Bennett was born in 1955 in Monto, Queensland, Australia. He is a painter and multi-media artist, and describes his background as indigenous Australian as being fundamental to his view of life and his artistic expression.
His works explore the 'life as usual' attitude of Australia's white culture to Aborigines. He also refers to colonial history and the documented violence towards Aborigines by the early colonists as well as the current issues of the deaths in custody of Aborigines in the 1990's.
He won the Moet & Chandon Fellowship in 1991 and he was the artist-in-residence at the University of Melbourne, 1993. He is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Queensland Art Gallery, Artbank, and Gold Coast and Townsville Regional Galleries. His work is held in private and corporate collections in Australia and overseas including a number of tertiary education collections such as Queensland, Griffith and Monash Universities as well as the Brisbane City Council.