ANNA GLYNN, Australia

Blue Bird Acrobat, Chinese ink on Shu Xuan paper, 29 x 23 cm


My work often references our natural world and expresses curiosity and wonderment.

I am intrigued by our human interpretations of nature. My work often references our natural world and expresses curiosity and wonderment, investigating the connection between humans and nature, land and place, ideas and the ephemeral.

I am especially interested in the intersection of cultures and ideas – the crossing of cultural borders and the sharing of the consequent experiences. My art-practice has been inspired by working and collaborating internationally, including considerable time in Asia especially China.

In recent years I have worked to develop a genre that fuses Chinese traditional ink painting techniques with a Western aesthetic utilising the natural character of the Chinese materials, generating a meeting between East and West, traditional and contemporary.

I work with a multimedia palette of painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, writing, music, sound, installation, film making, moving image, digital animation and theatre.

Anna Glynn was a finalist in the 2013 'Australian Art in Asia Awards' which recognised her ongoing commitment to international collaboration. In 2014 she was Awarded a Veolia Creative Arts Scholarship in recognition of her "commitment and contribution to the creative arts". She has undertaken a number of successful residencies both within Australia and internationally, most recently in 2013 in the Department of Visual Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong where she undertook research, taught multimedia, lectured and mounted the 'Wonderment' exhibition at the University.

In 1998 she received an International Women’s Day Award for contribution to 'Women, Art & the Community'. In 2009 her painting ‘Brave Hunter’ was chosen as the iconic Australian image for the cover of ‘A Concise History of Australia’

She regularly exhibits internationally: including the Art Museum of Zhu Qi Zhan, Peking University/ China & the Kyoto Museum / Japan. Her soundscape work 'Yarra River Stories' was featured on the Australian Broadcasting Commissions Radio National ‘360 Documentaries’ in 2011 and 2013.

Her digital video artworks have gained international awards: 'The Traveller’ won the Animation section at the 2010 International Film Festival Ireland and was selected as the premier work to launch the Albury Regional Gallery 2011 Outdoor Digital Gallery. In a unanimous decision by the judges, her digital video artwork ‘Verse Versus’ won the 2009 Australian Historic Houses Trust, Meroogal Women's Art Prize. [from the artist's website]

Marriage in Red. Chinese ink on Shu Xuan paper, 132 x 70 cm.