(with John Ancher)
5 - 28 March 2015
I draw to express beauty, the definition of which is always subjective.
My interest in architecture means I am always attracted by construction, but not always by the classical built form. I stand beneath the long-abandoned railway bridge, its hulking silhouette scored overhead against the infinite sky. The bridge is disused, its qualities have been overlooked for years. Yet there is inspiration and quiet splendour cast by its lacy shadows.
The uniform concept that informs all my work is finding a way to express an echo, a pause, a presence that is slightly out of sight but is none the less exerting tension on the page.
It’s palpable, but intangible. There is emotion but it’s ambiguous. Achieving that careful potential with subjects that aren’t obvious, allowing something to slowly emerge out of the shade is something I strive for in my work.
Anna Ancher, Melbourne, 2015
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2010 40 x 40, Red Wall Gallery, Hobart
2012 Metropolis, Solo Exhibition, Gingko Gallery, Glebe
2015 Syncopation, with John Ancher, Quadrant Gallery, Hawthorn
Selected Awards and Competitions
2011 Finalist, Blacktown City Art Prize
2011 Finalist, Glebe Art Show, Sydney
2012 Highly Commended Award, Blacktown City Art Prize
2013 Finalist, The Hutchins Art Prize, Hobart
2013 Finalist, Blacktown City Art Prize
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