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Queensland, Australia

Ann Russell

Age Group

Primary
Secondary
Senior
Tertiary

Categories

Collage/Paper
Drawing
Environment
Mixed Media
Mosaics
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Textiles

Bio

Dr Ann Russell is a mixed media artist and art educator who investigates transcendence, sacredness, memory, time and space. She draws heavily from nature; especially exploring our spiritual and psychic connection to plants, animals, water and sky. Ann’s work is included in numerous public and private collections, including Pine Rivers Art Gallery. Her work has been selected for finalist exhibitions for numerous notable art awards, including the Churchie Emerging Art Award and Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. She has extensive experience teaching art at secondary and community levels and is passionate about the power of art to promote wellbeing. From her studio in Cashmere, she holds a variety of retreats and workshops for people of all ages. In her work, she is trying to undo our understanding of the world and our existence in it as linear and rational; creating not just depictions of other worlds, but also ‘thinning the veil’ by creating portals through which the audience can move to liminal spaces. She draws heavily from nature; especially indicating our spiritual and psychic connection to plants, animals, water and sky. Ann works with mixed media in both two and three dimensions. Layering is an important part of her work as it creates nuanced strata of meaning and symbolism.

Email Address

ann@annrussellart.com

Experience in Schools

Qualified and registered secondary art teacher with approx 12 years of experience. Extensive experience with school aged children in workshops, school visits (approx 20 years). Numerous workshops in schools with Flying Arts Alliance

Areas I Cover

Queensland

Max Group Size

25 students

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Creative Arts
  • Cert III Micro Business Management
  • Master of Arts (Visual Art)
  • Diploma of Professional Children's Writing
  • Certificate of Graphic Art
  • Diploma of Teaching (Secondary Art)
  • Exhibitions

  • Solo Exhibitions:
  • 2023 Whispers from the Edge Baaia Café Sandgate
  • 2021 Recipes from the Gingerbread
  • House Caboolture Hub Gallery Caboolture
  • 2019 From the Gingerbread House Pine Rivers Window Gallery Strathpine
  • 2019 Tiny Worlds Redcliffe Gallery Foyer Redcliffe
  • 2014 Enchanted Forest Hold ArtSpace Brisbane
  • 2012 Rock Pools Doggett St Studio Brisbane
  • 2009 Aerial Ivory 24/7, Artisan Brisbane
  • 2009 Kedesh Percolator Gallery Brisbane
  • Selected Group Exhibitions:
  • 2022 GraduArt Red Door Gallery Toowoomba
  • 2021 Queensland Regional Art Awards, Peoples’
  • Choice Flying Arts Alliance Online
  • 2018 Inquisitive Creatures Artworx Toowoomba
  • 2018 Queensland Regional Art Awards, Peoples’
  • Choice Flying Arts Alliance Online
  • 2018 Winter Plinth Exhibition Judith Wright Centre Brisbane
  • 2018 Moreton Bay Region Art Awards Pine Rivers Art Gallery Strathpine
  • 2018 Petite Pieces Aspire Gallery Brisbane
  • 2017 Moreton Bay Region Art Awards Pine Rivers Art Gallery Strathpine
  • 2016 Salvage Judith Wright Centre Brisbane
  • 2016 Moreton Bay Region Art Awards Pine Rivers Art Gallery Strathpine
  • 2014 Flights of Fancy Pine Rivers Art Gallery Strathpine
  • 2014 Moreton Bay Region Art Awards Pine Rivers Art Gallery Strathpine
  • 2014 She Walker Street Gallery Dandenong
  • 2013 9 x 5 Walker Street Gallery Dandenong
  • 2013 Sculpture @ Scenic World Scenic World Katoomba
  • 2013 She Exhibition Walker Street Gallery Dandenong
  • 2012 Blake Awards Director’s Cut Exhibition Online Gallery www.blakeprize.com
  • 2012 Moreton Bay Region Art Awards Pine Rivers Art Gallery Strathpine
  • 2012 WetlandCare Australia National Art
  • Competition and Exhibition CSIRO Discovery Canberra
  • 2012 Opening Exhibition Artic Blue Gallery Ibiza, Spain
  • 2012 WetlandCare winning entries 2008-11 Northern Rivers Community
  • Gallery Ballina
  • 2012 Stanthorpe Art Awards and Exhibition Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery Stanthorpe
  • 2011 Fall Exhibition Galerie64 Hendaye, France 2011 Artists at Home and Abroad Broadway Gallery New York
  • 2011 Summer Exhibition Galerie64 Hendaye, France
  • 2011 She…Who Loves Walker St Gallery Dandenong
  • 2011 WetlandCare Australia Travelling Exhibition Travelling Exhibition NSW
  • 2011 WetlandCare Australia National Art
  • Competition and Exhibition CSIRO Discovery Canberra
  • 2011 Collective Exhibition Camden Gallery London
  • 2011 Crate on Wheels Travelling Exhibition Toowoomba Region
  • 2010 Future Nurture Art Awards Toowoomba Regional Gallery Toowoomba
  • 2010 Travelling Scholarship Exhibition Noosa Regional Gallery Noosa
  • 2010 Eastcoasters Bleeding Heart Gallery Brisbane
  • 2010 Churchie Emerging Art Award Queensland College of Art
  • Gallery Brisbane
  • 2010 Moreton Bay Region Art Awards Pine Rivers Art Gallery Strathpine
  • 2009 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Woollahra Council Sydney
  • 2009 Rhythm of Life Chapel on Station Gallery Melbourne
  • 2009 Tiny Worlds Artisan Gallery Brisbane
  • 2009 She…Who Discovers Walker St Gallery Dandenong
  • 2008 Stanthorpe Art Awards & Exhibition Stanthorpe Art Gallery Stanthorpe
  • 2007 Enviroarts Laparts Brisbane
  • 2006 Pine Rivers Art Awards & Exhibition Pine Rivers Art Gallery Strathpine
  • Social Media Profiles