Australian Artist Anna Glynn

contemporary multimedia artist

Noosa Art Award finalist 2016 Anna Glynn


2017 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize
2017 Kilgour Prize, Australia
2017 Wyndham Art Prize, Australia
2016 Heysen Prize for Landscape, Australia
2016 Mandorla Art Award, Australia

2016 Winner Noosa Art Award

Anna Glynn’s video work ‘Cane’ is a
meditative exploration of land and place
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2017 ‘Above and Below’ video acquired Parliament House Art Collection, Australia
2017 Selected for 2018 Biennale Of Australian Art
2017 Awarded Artist in Residence, Interface, Ireland
2017 Stockholm Art Fair / Supermarket, Sweden

Dry Tortugas Artist In Residence Anna Glynn

Finalist Mandorla Art Award 2016

Anna Glynn’s video/moving image work
'Presence' was a finalist in the
2016 Mandorla Art Award
for contemporary religious art.

Australia’s most significant thematic Christian
art prize which ranks among major Australian art
awards in both artistic excellence and prize value

'Presence' has been acquired for the collection of
St John of God Healthcare, Mandorla’s major sponsor.

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Dry Tortugas Artist In Residence Anna Glynn

Dry Tortugas Islands USA
Artist in Residence 2015

Anna Glynn was selected as the first
Artist in Residence by the Dry Tortugas National Park and the National Park Arts Foundation (NPAF) USA

30 days - 'off grid'
Art & Science at Loggerhead Key
An interdisciplinary collaboration
Anna Glynn multimedia artist
Peter Dalmazzo environmental scientist

View excerpt 'Above and Below' video artwork
A "poetic fantasia" from the Dry Tortugas Islands
View Loggerhead Key lighthouse storm timelapse

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Dry Tortugas Artist In Residence Anna Glynn

2015 Kedumba Drawing Award

'Awaiting Discovery' by Anna Glynn has been selected for acquisition to the Kedumba Collection of Australian Drawings

The drawing references the work of the early European artists who visited Australia and plays with the notion of ‘discovery’.

“The Kedumba Collection has become the most representative collection of drawings of this period in this country.”
John Olsen AO OBE

Orange Regional Gallery
12 September to 15 November 2015

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2014 Albany art Prize finalist Marriage in Red by Anna Glynn

'The Sun Worshipper'

A tragic, anaesthetic-induced video selfie propels artist Anna Glynn into an examination of her carefree childhood frolicking under the Australian sun.

'The Sun Worshipper’ incorporates archival 8mm footage from the 1960s into a simple and moving true story of Australian beach culture.

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Gold Coast Art Prize Finalist 2014

'Forest Horse' by Anna Glynn has been selected as a finalist in the Gold Coast Art Prize 2014.

This poetic work relies on the natural materials - a sweep of a traditional brush laden with Chinese ink - precise but also random at the same time - water and ink – control and flow - duality of materials.

"The exhibition is a showcase for excellent contemporary art practice from across Australia and the selected artworks represent many of the key trends in contemporary art."

Gold Coast City Gallery
6 December 2014 - 8 February 2015

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2014 Albany art Prize finalist Marriage in Red by Anna Glynn

Albany Art Prize Finalist 2014

'Marriage in Red' by Anna Glynn has been selected as a finalist in this major Australian national contemporary painting prize. The work fuses Chinese traditional ink painting techniques with a Western aesthetic - playing with the intersection and interpretation of cultures and ideas.

Arts in Asia Awards

Australian Arts in Asia Awards' finalist Hidden Worlds

Anna Glynn was selected as a finalist in the inaugural 'Australian Arts in Asia Awards' in two categories Visual Arts and Individual, for her Hidden Worlds Exhibition in Beijing,

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Current Projects

Provenance ink and pencil on paper by Anna Glynn

‘Promiscuous Provenance’

Promiscuous Provenance references the early archival historical works of the first white artists to arrive in Australia, as they try to capture and interpret their alien surroundings. This series reflects my 21st century fascination with the strangeness of the past – an unknown and unfamiliar antipodean voyage.

Promiscuous Provenance has been commissioned by Shoalhaven Regional Gallery as a major exhibition of my work for 2018. 

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Nature Entwined chinese paper, ink and pencil by Anna Glynn

Nature Entwined Series

I have created playful, allegorical works containing allusions to the connection of all aspects of our natural world through the merging of bird and plant life.

This is an ongoing theme in my work where nature is entwined and relationships are complex – a place where myths and characters combine and intersect.

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Above and Below' video art by Australian artist Anna Glynn

'‘Above and Below’

‘Above and Below’ is a visually poetic video work by Australian artist Anna Glynn, filmed at Long Key in the Dry Tortugas National Park USA whilst Artist in Residence 'off grid’ on the remote island of Loggerhead Key. ‘Above and Below’ references the parallel between forms in nature above and below the water.

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artist in residence Interface Inagh Ireland interdisciplinary collaboration art and science video art by Australian artist Anna Glynn

Interface Inagh Ireland

A multimedia art and science project in Connemara in 2017 with biologist Peter Dalmazzo exploring and responding to the stunning landscape…lakes, mountains, sea…sound, video, painting and drawing.

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View excerpt of 'Fusion 1' moving image work →
View excerpt of 'Metamorphosis' moving image work →