To view Anne Graham’s Academic CV and early works please go to annebond.info
Anne Graham has exhibited in many curated exhibitions and created major site-specific artworks nationally and internationally. She has worked extensively in China, Japan, Sweden and France undertaking many commissions and residencies, including a residency from The Power Institute of Fine Arts at The Cite in Paris. She has recently exhibited work at the KMW Gallery, Sydney, The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Bathurst, Tamworth and Wollongong Regional Galleries and exhibited extensively with the local artists group Modern Art Projects Blue Mountains.
Her recent work The Gardens of Stone was exhibited at The Penrith Regional Gallery (November – March 2021) and The Chinese Cultural Centre Sydney (March – April 2021). It also featured at The Gang Gang Gallery Lithgow (April – June) alongside paintings and photographs by various other local artists focussing on the flora and vistas of the Pagoda Country and raising awareness of the beauty and fragility of this precious landscape. Forums conducted by The National Trust were conducted during this time focussing on the preservation of this national heritage with Grahams Gardens of Stone featured as a centrepiece.
The Gardens of Stone will be represented in The Wollembi Valley Sculpture Festival, online, 11th September-26th September 2021.
Selected Exhibitions and Residencies (numerous prior)
The Gardens of Stone in Air Water Love, a dialogue between Chinese and Australian women Artists, 4/03/21–29/04/21
The Gardens of Stone, Gang, Gang, Gallery, Lithgow 29/4/21 –20/6/21
Blue Too, Wayout Gallery, Kandos, 27/2/2021–11/4/2021
Places, Stories and Dreams, Wayout Gallery, Kandos, 8/5/2021–20/6/2021
The Gardens of Stone, inFabrik,Penrith Regional Gallery, November –March
Fabrications, Wollongong City Art Gallery, August –November
Exploded Textiles, Tamworth Regional Art Gallery, September–November
With Every Breath, The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, July– August
Resilience in Times of Adversity, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, August– September
The Silk Road, in Mapping, Braemar House, Springwood August September
Humboldt’s Mountain’s, Kronenberg Wright Gallery, August–September
Via Dolorosa, Stations, Northmead, CAPAHS, April
Archie ATW exhibition, February–May
The Australian Tapestry Workshop Residency – Melbourne April–May
My Own Backyard, Artstate, Tremains Mill, Bathurst, 31/ 6/ 21– 2/11/21
True Estate, True Estate Gallery, Brunswick, Melbourne July
Colour Run, Braemar House and Gallery, Springwood, 24 /5/21 –17 /6/21
Explorers Narratives of Site, The Beelady and The Beehive Observatory, Woodford Academy, 7/6/2017–18/11/2017
Whispering and Rustling, the Susurrus of People, Places and Things, Glasshouse Regional Gallery, 20/ 5/ 2017– 2/7/2021
Feather Cloud, Systems: Air & Water, Articulate Project Space, Sydney, April
House of Shade and Shadows, Cementa 17, Contemporary Arts Festival, Kandos, April 2021
Whispering and Rustling, the Susurrus of People, Places and Things, BRAG, October – November
MAPSPACE, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, March 2016
Shinohara’s House 111, Land and Water Festival, Niigata Japan, July
Strange Embrace, The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, May – July
Joalah, The Lost House, Modern Art Projects at Mount Tomah, January
Shifting Sands, Articulate Project Space, Sydney, September–October
Anne Graham, Solo Exhibition, WW Artists Projects, Sydney, August– September
Entanglements, Kulturcentrum, Konsthallen, Sandviken, Sweden, June–July
Connor for Haptic Interface for Vivid, Hong Kong House, Sydney, May–June
Connor, Koo Ming Kown Gallery, Hong Kong, Nov–December Winner of the 2012 Woolmark Award
Chart, WW Artists Projects, Sydney, Australia, August
Shinohara’s House 11, Land and Water Festival, Niigata Japan, July
Forbidden City, Red Gate at Nova Gallery, Beigao Artists Precinct, Beijing, China, November
Found Lost, China Art Projects at Osage, (CAP) The Wine Factory Beijing China, November
Constructed City, Constructed Memory Songzhuan Art Festival, Beijing, June (CAP)
Constructed City, Constructed Memory, ME Gallery, 798, Beijing, China, June, (CAP)
The Listene, Beijing Art Fair Beijing, April, CAP)
Chill–Trailer, Momentum, Carriage Works, in conjunction with the Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, May
By George, City of Sydney Laneways, Chill Trailer Commissioned by the City of Sydney October–January
Shinohara house 1, The Niigata Land and Water Festival, July 2009 –April 2010
Memory and Things, School of Fine Art Gallery Newcastle
In 2018, Anne worked with the Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation to create works for Cementa, a triennial environmental art event.
She has worked with communiites in Australia, Poland, Japan, Sweden and America to enhance their sense of ownership of a place or history. Projects have been Vulnerable Bodies – Art, Architecture and the Public Body in a Hospital Environment, and Imaging Newcastle; Memory and Things, conducted in a retirement village focusing on objects and memory. Moving The Royal, Framing The Memories a research project looking at the possibility of interpretive artworks alleviating stress in times of traumatic change, and Art and the Archive examining the way we look at art and artefacts and measuring emotive response.
Anne curated and produced work for Back to The City 2008 in Newcastle, and The Laneways Project in Sydney 2009. Both projects considered the possibility of urban art as a catalyst for collaboration between artists and architects. From March to July 2010 she completed a residency at Redgate, Beijing in which issues related to memory, loss and replacement with migrant occupants were explored.
In August 2010 Anne collaborated with staff and students from TAMA Art University Tokyo and students from Newcastle University at Australia House Niigata, creating an opportunity for cross cultural communication.
Recent Selected citations/catalogues, essays and reviews
Finegan, A ‘Empathy and humour’, Anne Graham: Whispering and Rustling, The Susurrus of People Places and Things. BRAG pp.11-17.
Sangster, G ‘Making Listening Space’ Anne Graham: Whispering and Rustling, The Susurrus of People Places and Things. BRAG pp.23-28.
Brett, D ‘Anne Graham: Mnemonic Objects’, Craft Arts International, vol. 93 pp.66-67
Mckenzie, J ‘Anne Graham’, Studio International
Marsh, A ‘Political Interventions and Relational Aesthetics’, Eyeline, pp. 57-65.
Marsh, Anne Propositions, Interventions, and Collaborations in Relational and Dialogical: An Australian context in Performance Ritual Document, pp. 232-235. Pub. Macmillan Art.
Barber, Bruce, Littoral Art and Communicative Action in Marking the Limit: Re-framing a Micro Economy for the Arts. pp. 77-86. Pub. Common Ground, USA.
Gibson, Ross, (2011) Art and Australia, Vol 49, No 1. Back and Forth: Examining a pair of artist’s books. P. 56-61.Pub. Eleanora Triguboff.
Newell, R.(2010) China Art Projects at ME Gallery 798 Art District Beijing.
Meskimmon, Marsha. Contemporary Art and the Cosmopolitan Imagination. Chapter 3 Passage-transitive affects. Routledge 2010.
Nicholls, Christine, (2009) Asian Art News Vol 19, Memory and Things.p.118-119
Best, Susan (2008) In between Performance and Participation. Column 1. ISSN 1835-3487
Conversation with Anne Graham