EXHIBITIONS

As one of Australia’s most prolific and highly regarded photomedia artists Anne Zahalka has produced some of Australia’s most iconic images. Included in every major national collection, Anne has generated thirteen major series of works over the last thirty years. For an overview, see Daniel Palmer’s essay in ‘12 Australian Photo Artists

 

The Landscape Revisited, 2017

MAMA Murray Art Museum Albury, 26 May – 5 November 2017

Spanning 30 years, The Landscape Revisited brings together photomontages based on early Australian paintings from the Heidelberg School.

Playground of the Pacific, 2015

Manly Art Gallery and Museum, 4 September – 25 October 2015

A major survey show reflecting on the mythologies of the beach and its community.

Threshold, 2015

ARC ONE Gallery, 17 June – 18 July, 2015

An installation involving projections, video, prints and vitrine with objects and artefacts from work made in Morocco.

The Artist’s Tables, 2010 – 2015

Constructed Worlds, Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Abbotsleigh, Wahroonga 23 May – 4 July

These photographs document artist’s worktable and examine the rich and varied materials with which they work.

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Parliament House, 2014

Parliament House, Canberra, 5th June – 10th August, 2014.

A commission celebrating the 25th anniversary of Parliament House.

Artists, 2013

City Gallery, Melbourne, 30 May – 30 June, 1990

An ongoing series of portraits examining the mythologies surrounding the figure of the artist.

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The Way Things Appear, 2010

ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne, 29 June – 24 July, 2010.

A series of exhibitions examining the relationship between art, it’s repositories and the audience.

The Appearance of Things, 2010

ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne, Project Space, 29 June – 24 July 2010

A collection of photographs taken in the homes of artists and collectors no longer living.

Homeground!, 2010

Newtown, Sydney, 4 May – 30 May, 2010.

An exploration and celebration of the citizens and suburbs of Sydney with its diverse and colourful communities.

Playing the Game, 2009

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, 25 June – 18 July, 2009.

This collection of portraits re-addresses the visual history of sport in Australia and reflects on those (non-professionals) who practice and embrace it.

Hotel Suite, 2008

Sofi’s Lounge, Sofitel Melbourne, 1 July – 2 September, 2008.

A series of photographs exploring the liminal spaces of hotel rooms.

Wild Life, 2006

ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne, 10 April – 3 May, 2008.

Wonderland continues explorations into both real and artificial landscapes through a series of hyper-real photographic images.

Wonderland, 2006

ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne, 31 January – 25 February 2006

Wonderland continues explorations into both real and artificial landscapes through a series of hyper-real photographic images.

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Natural Wonders, 2004

Sydney, 9 September – 9 October, 2004.

This body of work navigates the viewer through real and artificial landscapes within nature.

Welcome to Sydney, 2002

Museum of Sydney, Sydney, 2003 – 2004.

An installation of photographs at Sydney International Airport portraying the city’s diverse multicultural community.

Leisureland, 1999

Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, 1999.

An examination of modern Australian leisure.

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Woven Threads, 1997

Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 1997.

In which Anne investigates specifically the place of women in two indigenous communities in the Philippines. Commissioned by Community Aid Abroad.

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Open House, 1996

Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne. 4 September 1995.

Examining the relationships and living situations of the occupants through the small rituals performed within daily life.

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Gesture, 1993

City Gallery, Melbourne 3 February – 28 February, 1993

Deconstructing the meaning of gesture through visual representations within the history of painting to contemporary media.

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Fortresses and Frontiers, 1993

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, 29 September – 23 October 1993

This series of illuminated light boxes explores the relationship between the city and its inhabitants.

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Bondi: Playground of the Pacific, 1990

Bondi Pavillion Community Centre, Sydney, 1990.

This series challenges some of the dominant representations of the beach through a series of photographic portraits taken against a painted backdrop of Bondi and explores the cultural stereotypes that usually define its visual history and parody these in an ironic and critical manner.

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Resemblance, 1987

Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin 1987

A postmodern exploration of European painting conventions of the 16th and 17th century through the contemporary lens of the 20th Century.

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The Landscape Re-presented, 1987

Australian Centre for Photography, New Light, 7 Dec – 24 Dec 1983

This series re-writes some of the dominant representations of the Australian landscape.