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.
Come visit the AFTM Gallery to view the works – (Monday – Friday) May 24 – July 9 2021.
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.
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.
On Saturday May 18 2019, as a collaboration between Queensland Poetry Festival and Brisbane Street Art Festival, five poets: Shastra Deo, Raelee Lancaster, Mindy Gill, Anisa Nandaula, and myself, created a temporary public poetry street art wall in the Valley’s Brunswick Street Mall. I created illustrations (including a cat for Shastra’s fabulous choose-your-own-adventure poem) and spent the day drawing and writing with paint pens and street markers. With thanks to QPF Director Lucy Nelson and to all who visited throughout the day!
I am excited to let you know that I am a finalist in the 2017 Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award for my digital collage on canvas titled ‘My Nana is a Mermaid’. You are all welcome to the opening night and announcement of the winner on Saturday 10 June from 6-8pm. The exhibition runs from 9-18 June 2017 at the Lethbridge Gallery, 136 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, Brisbane.
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!
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.
Fallen Fruit selected Anna’s printed scan of an old postage stamp to display as part of ‘Harvest: Art, Film and Food’ at GoMA. Anna was excited to discover the stamp while looking through her Dad’s old stamp album that he collected as a young boy. The exhibition runs from 28 June to 21 September 2014.