Out from the Mist – Short Movie Winner

I feel honoured to win the Australia Asia Film Group Prize in the Out from the Mist Short Movie category.

My work Setting Free Anxiety Like a Fistful of Birds can be viewed below and will be screened on AusAsia TV online.

The Out from the Mist (Representations of Mental Health) exhibition at Superordinary in Brisbane will be open from 11-15 October from 10 am to 2 pm each day during Mental Health Week 2021.

Photo by Alan Jacobson
Photo by Alan Jacobson

Art from the Margins Emerging Artist Exhibition 2021

Last year I won an Emerging Artist Award from Art from the Margins ‘Outsider Art Awards’. The result is an exhibition of my drawings from my poetry collection Amnesia Findings (2019, UQP), which are transformed into floating shadowy laser cuts, thanks to a collaboration with John Waldron.

a floating shadowy laser cut of my drawings from separation ceremony in 'Amnesia Findings'
‘Separation Ceremony’ from Amnesia Findings (laser cut)

Come visit the AFTM Gallery to view the works – (Monday – Friday) May 24 – July 9 2021.

Photo credit: Anne Sawyer

Finalist in the 2019 Marie Ellis Prize for Drawing

In 2019, I was honoured to be a finalist in the Marie Ellis Prize for Drawing. My drawing ‘Self-portrait while Depressed’ was exhibited at the Project Gallery, Queensland College of Art.

Self-portrait while Depressed

I was going through a period of depression and decided to draw a series of self-portraits. Created over a thirty-four minute period, the process of drawing quickly turned cathartic as I realised how humorous and quirky the portraits were becoming. As the line drawings became more funny and free, I began to feel lighter.

Semi-Finalist Gender Gaze Exhibition, Brisbane Festival 2016

I am a semi-finalist in the Gender Gaze Exhibition as part of the 2016 Brisbane Festival. The exhibition runs from 15-24 September at Metro Arts. The photograph being exhibited is ‘Tea Party: Anna’s-28th-and-a-half-year birthday pantomime’ and my artist statement reads: ‘I decided to stage a tea party with my childhood toys. While it was fun, the process also raised questions about gender roles and repeating learned behaviours.’

As part of being a semi-finalist my photograph was also shown on a Billboard!

Anna on a Billboard

Clayton Utz Launch Art Award, 2014

This is Anna’s second time as a finalist in the Clayton Utz Launch Art Award, an award for Queensland artists. Her photographic artwork ‘He Ate Up the Sky’ was selected along with forty-three other finalists.

‘He Ate Up the Sky’ plays with double exposure on medium format film mixed with a circular poem overlay. The work will hang in the Clayton Utz offices for one year and is for sale.

He Ate Up the Sky