Anne Graham is an artist and an academic. Known principally for her public artworks and sculptural installations, Anne Graham’s work focuses on ideas of performance and community interaction.

In her vibrant oil paintings – which she describes as “stylised figurative” – it’s overwhelmingly nature that carries the tune.

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Biography

Born in Vienna Austria 1925
Lives in Melbourne Victoria

She has exhibited in Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne festivals, the Biennale of Sydney, Perspect and in many curated exhibitions nationally and internationally.
In 2000 Anne Graham completed ‘Passage’ a major permanent public artwork for the City of Sydney.

She has created major public artworks for the Tweed River Regional Gallery, Newcastle City Council, the Australian National University and the Art Front Gallery in Japan.

She has worked extensively in Japan exhibiting in three Echigo Tsumari Triennials and producing public artworks in Tachikawa, Iwadeyama and Tokamachi. In 2010 and 2011 she completed a residency at Australia House, Echigo Tsumari, Japan in collaboration with TAMA Art University and the Australian Embassy in Tokyo. She returned to Japan in July 2012 to complete a short residency and exhibition in Nigata, in November 2012 she exhibited in Hong Kong and received the Woolmark Award for creativity.

In June 2014 she completed a residency at the Kulturcentrum, Konsthallen, Sandviken, Sweden that culminated in a solo exhibition. She has recently undertaken a residency for the Katoomba Cultural Centre that will culminate in an exhibition in June 2015. Later in 2015 she took up a three-month residency for the Power Institute of Fine Art, Sydney University, at the Cite in Paris.

Awards

  • 2015 The Katoomba Cultural Centre Residency at The Big C Bilpin, NSW
  • 2014 Awarded The Cite Internationale des Arts Residency Fellowship 2015, from The Power Institute Foundation for Art and Visual Culture.
  • 2014 Shinohara’s House 11, Land and Water Festival, Niigata Japan, July. A Commendation from The Australian Government, Australian Arts in Asia Awards.
  • 2012, The Woolmark Award for Creativity, The Woolmark Company Hong Kong, at the Koo Ming Kown Gallery, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
  • 2010, JAAM funded by The Australian Embassy in Tokyo, The Brian and Rohma Cummins award, and The University of Newcastle. The JAAM project was held at Australia House, Niigata Prefecture Japan in August 2010 students from TAMA Art University Tokyo worked alongside students from Newcastle University and made works in response to the environment and socio-economic aspects of the Echigo Tsumari region.
  • 2008, Safe At Home a community art project, funded by an Australia Council Grant of $35,000, in collaboration with Professor Mel Gray and Leanne Schubert. This project investigated the impact of the use of art projects on raising the awareness of domestic vilence in the Hunter Region. This project commenced in 2008 and was completed in 2011.
  • 2005, Conference Establishment Grant, Re Framing Health, practices of art and humanities. September 2nd 2005 ($3,000)
    Lawry, Graham, Watt. Moving The Royal l, Framing The Memories. RGC Collaborative with John Hunter Hospital. ($30,000).
    Newcastle University Research,RGC ($8,000).
  • 2004 Holbrook, Graham and Lawry, The role of the exhibition in the doctoral assessment practice of Fine Art examination. RGC. ($11, 000)
  • 2003 Stevenson, Graham, Markwell, Rowe, Collaborative Grant, Mayfield Cultural Heritage Study, Imaging Newcastle.
  • 2001 Bourke, Graham, Holbrook, Lawry, RMC Grant PhD Examination in the Creative Arts, ($10,000).
  • Sinnott, P. Graham, A. RMC Project Grant, The Objects and Rituals of the Kitchen ($6,000).
  • Conference Establishment Grant, ($3000). Spatial Cultures.
  • RMC Project Grant, $5000. The Mnemonic function of objects, materials and spaces as constructors of identity.
  • Spatial Culture, Faculty Research Group funding. ($5,000)
  • NRAG Artist –in –Residence Program. Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Nov-Dec 2000. Award ($2000).
  • 2000 Graham, A. Lawry, M. Vulnerable bodies- Art, Architecture and the Public Body in a Hospital Environment. RMC Project Grant ($10,000), University of Newcastle.
  • NAWIC Award. The National association of Women in Construction Merit Award. Awarded to Passage, Martin Place, The City of Sydney Sculpture Walk. The Open Museum, Sydney City Council.
  • RMC Conference Travel Scholarship. to participate in Construction and Process, The International Artists Museum, Lodz, Poland. ($2,500).
  • 1999 The Mnemonic Function of Objects and Materials as Constructors of Identity. RMC New Staff Grant and Faculty award University of Newcastle. ($17,000).
  • Awarded City of Sydney Sculpture Commission, Passage in Martin Place, Sydney.($275,000 overall project budget).
  • 1998 Awarded a Nepean Research Grant to support Faculty Publications and Visiting Fellowships ($30,000) with Melissa Chiu.
  • 1996 Awarded funding ($10,000) to form a UWS Nepean Designated Research Group, with Dr Sue Best, Dr Jenny Barratt and Dr Dennis De Favero.
  • Domestic Space its Possession and the Markings of Identity. Nepean Research Grant ($11,000).
  • 1995 The Hinode-Machi Residential Studio, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1994 The Australia Council Greene Street Residency, New York.

Exhibitions

  • 2017 Whispering and Rustling, the Susurrus of People, Places and Things, Glasshouse Regional Gallery, 20th May- 2nd July
  • 2017 Feather Cloud, Systems: Air & Water, Articulate project space, Sydney 11th April – 1st May 2017
  • 2017 House of Shade and Shadows Cementa 17, Contemporary Arts Festival, Kandos 6th-9th April 2017
  • 2016 Whispering and Rustling, the Susurrus of People, Places and Things, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, 7th October – 20th November
  • 2016, Twitches, Articulate project space, Sydney 16-31 July
  • 2016 MAP Futurist Dinner, Woodford Academy, 28th May
  • 2016 The Charged Object, Lane Cove Gallery, Sydney 9th March – 9th April
  • 2016 MAPSPACE, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, 11th March
  • 2015 Shinohara’s House 111, Land and Water Festival, Niigata Japan, July
  • 2015, Strange Embrace, The Katoomba Cultural Centre, May 29th-19th July (pending)
  • 2015, The Stations of the Cross, The McGlade Gallery, at The Australian Catholic University. March 29th-18th April
  • 2015, Taking Up Space, Articulate project space, Sydney 7-22 March 2015
  • 2015, Joalah, The Lost House, Modern Art Projects at Mount Tomah, 25th January
  • 2014, Colour, Line and Form, Articulate project space, Sydney December.
  • 2014, Domesticated, Articulate project space, Sydney, November-December.
  • 2014, Shifting Sands, Articulate project space, Sydney, September-October.
  • 2014, Anne Graham, Solo Exhibition, WW Artists Projects, Sydney, August- September.
  • 2014, Selected Works, ‘de colori’ WW Artists Projects, Sydney July.
  • 2014, Selected Works, MAP (Modern Art Projects, modernartprojects.org) Blue Mnt. July.
  • 2014, Entanglements, Kulturcentrum, Konsthallen, Sandviken, Sweden, June-July.
  • 2013, Haptic Interface, for Vivid, Hong Kong House, Sydney, 27 May-June
  • 2012, Connor, in Haptic Interface, Koo Ming Kown Gallery, Kowloon , Hong Kong, Nov-December 2012. Winner of the 2012 Woolmark Award.
  • 2012, Chart, WW Artists Projects, Sydney, Australia, August.
  • 2012 2012 Shinohara’s House 11, Land and Water Festival, Niigata Japan, July.
  • 2012 Shifting Time, The Chinese Museum, Melbourne, Australia. April.
  • 2011 Forbidden City, RedGate at Nova Gallery, Beigao Artists Precinct, Beijing, China, November.
  • 2011 Found Lost, China Art Projects at Osage, (CAP) The Wine Factory Beijing. China, November.
  • 2011 A Moveable Feast, WW Artists Projects, Sydney 16th march-16th April.
  • 2010 Constructed City Songzhuan Art Festival, Songzhuan Art Village, Beijing, in collaboration with Allan Chawner, curated by China Art Projects.(CAP)
  • 2010 Constructed City, ME Gallery, 798, Beijing, China, June 19thin collaboration with Allan Chawner (CAP)
  • 2010 The Listener, Beijing Art Fair. Beijing, April, in collaboration with Allan Chawner.(CAP)
  • 2010 Chill-Trailer, Momentum, Carriage Works, curated by Rachel Rits-Voller in conjunction with the Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, May.
  • 2009-10 ‘By George’, City of Sydney Laneways,‘Chill Trailer’. Commissioned by the City of Sydney. (Performance and Installation, October-January
  • 2019 Shinohara house 1,The Niigata Land and Water Festival, July 2009 –April 2010. Niigata Prefecture, Japan.(+performance)
  • 2008 Rooms of Engagement, Gosford Regional Gallery, June-August 19th July-14th September. (+ performance)
  • 2007 In Between Space, Artspace, Sydney, July.
  • 2006 Anne Graham Sherman Galleries, April 6th-22nd, Sydney
  • 2005 Walking on the Moon (permanent public artwork,) MountStromlo Observatory, Australian National University. (under construction)
  • 2004 The Three Bowls, (permanent public artwork). Tweed Heads
  • 2004 Regional Gallery for Casuarina Development Corporation.
  • 2004 The North Wing Project, (permanent public artwork) Newcastle City Council.
  • 2004 Anne Graham. Sherman Galleries, Paddington, Sydney 12 Feb-6 March.
  • 2003 Anne Graham – Selected Works 1983-2003 Bond University
  • 2003 Art Gallery, Gold Coast
  • 2003 The Seven Bowls, (permanent public artwork) Nakasato, Tokamachi, Nigata Prefecture Japan
  • 2003 The Fisherman’s Table (permanent public artwork), Nakasaro Tokamachi, Nigata Prefecture Japan
  • 2002 Memory and Things, School of Fine Art Gallery Newcastle.
  • 2002 Wish Transmitter, (permanent public artwork) Art Avenue, Tachikawa, Tokyo
  • 2002 Tachikawa Calendar, (permanent public artwork) Art Avenue, Tachikawa, Tokyo
  • 2002 Hide and Seek, Art Avenue, (permanent public artwork), Tachikawa, Tokyo
  • 2002 Iwadeyama Station (permanent public artwork) Iwadeyama, Japan
  • 2002 The Cultivated Garden, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre
  • 2001 Eating and Grooming, Sherman Galleries. Sydney. July.
  • 2001 Art and Food, Newcastle Region Gallery. May-July
  • 2000 Passage, Martin Place, The City of Sydney Sculpture Walk,
  • 2000 Sydney City Council, Sydney Open Museum (major public artwork)

Selected Solo Performance

  • 2009-10 The Niigata Land and Water Festival, July 2009 –April 2010. Niigata Prefecture, Japan. (Performance)
  • 2005 Artists Food, Dawn Light Symposium, Gosford Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, September 23rd.
  • Artist’s Tree, The Nine Dragonheads Exhibition and Environmental Art Festival Daechang Lake Nature Reserve, Korea
  • 2001 Art and Food, Artist in Residency Program, The Newcastle Regional Gallery. January.
  • 2000 The Silk Plaza, The Echigo–Tsumari Art Triennial 2000,Tokamachi; curated by Art Front Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.