ARTISTS
1989-2013

City Gallery, Melbourne

30 May – 30 June, 1990

Readymade Boomerang, Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales

11 April – 3 June, 1990

Hall of Mirrors: Anne Zahalka Portraits 1987 – 2007, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

23 March – 12 May, 2007

Anne Zahalka and her Amazing Artists, Concordia Gallery, Stanmore

23 September – 3 November, 2013

{ Zahalka has approached the task of portraying the artist with a parodic and affectionate levity which belies any concerns such a project might initially suggest.

– Extract from essay in artists catalogue by Michele Helmrich, 1990

works
overview

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

{That the works benefit from a collaborative investment from both parties (the artist as imaged/the artist at camera) is no better confirmed than the two images of Peter Tyndall. There, as artist gazed on artist (the Kodak frame is Zahalka’s ‘eye’, her self-reference) an interactive performance and gameplay subverts the transparency, the hierarchies, and the sham seriousness of the Artist who plays the role of Hero for an unseen but assumed audience.

– Michele Helmrich, 1990

ARTISTS 1989-2013
hall of mirrors &
concordia gallery
installations