Australian Artist Anna Glynn

contemporary multimedia artist

'Being' exhibition Zhu Qizhan Art Museum Shanghai

Life Tree oil on canvas by Anna Glynn

Anna Glynn was excited and honoured to represent Australia in an international exhibition with an environmental theme at the prestigious Zhu Qizhan Art Museum, Shanghai.The Zhu Qizhan Art Museum is one of the major public museums in Shanghai and serves as a platform for both traditional and contemporary art.

Glynn's work formed part of an exhibition titled 'Being' held November 2007. The exhibition looked at the importance of nature, animals and the environment.

She also presented a multi media work with narration based on her Strange Memories film for the opening ceremony of the exhibition working with local Chinese performer Shao Bai who narrated in Mandarin.

The Last Tree & The Last Bird by Anna Glynn

The Last Bird (left) & The Last Tree by Anna Glynn. The paper leaves on the floor are hand drawn images of nature and animals by students of Illarroo Rd Public School, Australia. These were friendship gifts to visitors at the 'Being' exhibition.

The speed of our lives is going too fast nowadays. This often makes us forget what is precious in this world. Living in peace is the ideal way of existence for all living things. Through this exhibition, we are recalling the harmony of nature, animals, and human beings. Artists from around the world have freely expressed their perceptions about 'being' with depth and passion.

I hope that you will enjoy and appreciate the works as I did. These works have caught my eye with its own creativity and beauty. I am sure that you will stop your busy footsteps to take a glance at these pieces of art. As you look at each one of them, let your soul merge with the 'beings'.

Thanks to all the artists, Rana Choi, Kyumin and all the people I love."
Curator Mijung Kim-Chae from the 'Being' catalogue.

The organizer of the 'Being' exhibition was NARANA studio. The curator was Mijung Kim-Chae, and the international artists involved were: Anna Glynn / Australia, Marie-Jose Walhof / Netherlands, Lim So Yeon / Korea, Han Hee Won / South Korea, Lim Jong Jin / South Korea ,Yoo Bey| Nam / South Korea, Bai Hong Wei / China, Ralph Brancaccio / USA