Australian Artist Anna Glynn

contemporary multimedia artist

Anna Glynn detail from Extinction Coat of Arms drawing, watercolour & pencil
2018-2021 Promiscuous Provenance solo exhibition awarded Australian Government Visions of Australia Grant, touring NSW, QLD, SA, ACT, VIC
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2020 Art of Threatened Species, Australia
2019 'Marooned' solo exhibition MONA - Estonia
2018 Selected for Biennale Of Australian Art
2018 Artist in Residence SITKA/USA & ARNA Sweden


2020 Basil Sellers Art Prize
2020 Percival Portrait Painting Prize
2020 Mandorla Art Award
2020 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing
2019 The Lester Prize Semi-Finalist
2019 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize

2019 Acquired by Museum of New Art, Estonia
2017 Acquired Parliament House Art Collection, Australia

Still from Antipodean Nocturne moving image work by Australian Artist Anna Glynn

'Antipodean Nocturne'
Moving Image

Finalist Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2018, South Australian Museum, Australia

Finalist Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize 2018

Finalist Wyndham Art Prize 2018, Australia

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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

Promiscuous Provenance Anna Glynn exhibition touring 2018 – 2021 Visions of Australia

‘Promiscuous Provenance’

I am excited to announce a major grant from the Australian Government's Visions of Australia program towards the Shoalhaven Regional Gallery national tour of my Promiscuous Provenance solo exhibition, taking the work to a regional and national audience through to 2021 - 10 galleries across QLD, NSW, ACT, SA and Victoria.
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Swan Hill Regional Gallery - Victoria
July 17 – August 30, 2020
Promiscuous Provenance catalogue
View Promiscuous Provenance documentary
Promiscuous Provenance tour images

Anna Glynn Art of Threatened Species exhibition Marooned moving image video art Mt Kaputar giant pink slug Western Plains Cultural Centre Dubbo Regional Gallery

Art of Threatened Species

In an interdisciplinary project, artist Anna Glynn & biologist Peter Dalmazzo explore the Mt Kaputar Snail & Slug Threatened Ecological Community including a unique giant pink slug. Their response 'Marooned' is in the Art of Threatened Species Exhibition.
Western Plains Cultural Centre
9th November 2019 - 2nd February 2020
View AOTS catalogue.
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View videos:
'Marooned' moving image - short excerpt
Mt Kaputar giant pink slug timelapse

Mt Kaputar giant pink slug descending
Mt Kaputar timelapse storm on peak
International artist in residence SITKA, USA & ARNA Sweden Australian artist Anna Glynn & biologist Peter Dalmazzo

Art, Ecology & Science

Artist Anna Glynn & biologist Peter Dalmazzo in an international interdisciplinary collaboration connect three continents in a journey around the globe…from a rain forest in Australia, to the Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve/SITKA-USA and over to the future biosphere reserve in Swedish Vombsjösänkan/ARNA-Sweden
Read the Art, Ecology & Science publication
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View video:
Short excerpt 'Grass Mountain'
Short excerpt 'Svampar'
Interview by ARNA Director Kerstin Jakobbson
Grass Mountain, Sitka Center for Art & Ecology
ARNA Sweden, fungi, fish & aquatic snails

moving image artwork by Australian artist Anna Glynn

Moving Image

An example of my moving image - video artwork is ‘Above and Below'. A visually poetic work reflecting the complex elegant natural rhythms and patterns of the isolated environment of the Dry Tortugas National Park, USA. "...a poetic fantasia that synthesizes images of the natural world of the Key.." In 2017 the video was acquired by the Parliament House Art Collection, Australia.
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View video:
Excerpt of 'Above and Below' →
Loggerhead Key time lapse →