I am intrigued by intersections: between nature, human, art, history.
Multi Media Artist
Anna Glynn is an award-winning multimedia artist who works with a palette of sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, film making, moving image, digital animation, photography, writing, music, sound, and theatre. She strives to create visually poetic work investigating the connection between humans and nature, land and place, the physical and the ephemeral. In recent years she has been exploring the boundaries where art and science meet by working in international interdisciplinary collaborations. She is currently preparing for Promiscuous Provenance, a major exhibition of her works touring during 2018 – 2020. This series explores the early colonial artists’ first encounters with the Australian landscape. Reflecting her 21st century fascination with the strangeness of the past she reimagines these encounters and using a range of different media, populate these antipodean worlds with strange hybrid manifestations to invoke curiosity and wonder.
In 2017 her work was acquired for the Parliament House Art Collection, Australia and her painting, Colonial Hybrid was a finalist in the Kilgour Prize and her moving image work Flourish – Metamorphosis was a finalist in the Ravenswood Women’s Art Prize. In 2016 her moving image work won the Noosa Art Award and was a finalist in the Heysen Prize for Landscape. Her moving image work ‘Presence’ was a finalist in the Mandorla Art Award and acquired for the St John of God Healthcare collection, Australia. In 2015 her video ‘The Sun Worshipper’ was selected for the Byron Bay International Film Festival and was a finalist in the Whyalla Art Prize. In 2015 her drawing ‘Awaiting Discovery’ was the recipient of the Kedumba Drawing Award. In 2013 she was a finalist in the ‘Australian Art in Asia Awards’ recognising her ongoing commitment to international collaboration. Her film ‘The Traveller’ won the Animation section at the 2010 International Film Festival, Ireland and her moving image work ‘Verse Versus’ won the 2009 Australian Historic Houses Trust, Meroogal Women’s Art Prize. In 2009 her narrative painting ‘Brave Hunter’ was chosen as the iconic Australian image for the cover of ‘A Concise History of Australia’.