Behind the work

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Anne Kucera's work explores the profound connection we have with the natural world. Evident in each handmade work is the presence and trace of the human mark, epitomising a reverence for the subject matter and the power it holds on the human perspective.

'We are defined by the places through which we move' - Robert MacFarlane


 

Capturing a momentary stillness, her delicate, paper pop-up sculptures draw the observer into miniature worlds. They encourage curiosity, to delve deeper into Romanticism's idea of the Sublime; to experience an indelible emotional lingering and to transcend. Lost, engulfed or confronted by their immediate existence, the figures move cautiously through the landscapes, but also emanate a comfort in the disarray. A respect for both the chaos and the calm.

Professional Information

Artist Residencies/ Guest Artist

2019    Artist in Residence – Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School

2016    Artist in Residence – Melbourne Athenaeum Library 18 - 30 July

2015    Artist in Residence & Art Workshop, 100 Story Building

2013    Artist in Residence & Workshop – for 'Book Week', St. Mary's Coptic Orthodox College

2011    Guest Artist & Art Workshop – St. Johns Primary School

2011    Guest Artist & Art Workshop – St. Mary's Coptic Orthodox College

Solo Exhibitions

2016   'Journey' – Little. No BIG, November - December

2015   'Time Machine Postcards' – 100 Story Building, August - September

2011   'Alone I keep the Wolves at Bay' – Trocadero Art Space, 27 Jul – 13 Aug, Gallery 1

2008   ‘Pulp Function’  – Shifted Gallery, 5 – 22 November, Gallery 2

2005   ‘Strange Company’ – Trocadero Art Space, 10 - 27 August, Gallery 2

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019   'Ghost without a Home' – Rubicon, 16 Jan – 2 Feb

2018   'House Show' – Demolished Private Home, March

2015   'The Unknown' – Trocadero Art Space, 20 May – 6 June

2013   'The End of the World Can Wait' – Trocadero Art Space, 6 – 23 November

             'Paper Knights' – MARS Gallery, 6 February – 3 March

2012   'Where do we go from here?'– Trocadero Art Space, 11 -28 April

             'Papercuts: Deeper' – Trocadero Art Space, 8 – 25 February

2010   ‘Papercuts’ – Trocadero Art Space, 1 – 18 December

             ‘Wish you Were Here’ – Trocadero Art Space, 16 June – 3 July

             ‘The Outsider’ – Trocadero Art Space, 5 – 22 May

2009   ‘Hungry for Art’ – Raw Materials, 21 – 23 November

             ‘Skin’ – Shifted Gallery, 21 October – 7 November

2008   ‘Going Postal’ – Brunswick Arts Space, 5 Dec – 20 Dec

             ‘preTEXT’ – Trocadero Art Space, 18 June – 5 July

2007   ‘Shifted Group Show’ – Shifted Gallery, Official Opening 13th October

             ‘Linden Postcard Show’ – Linden Gallery, 3 Feb- 17 Mar, Finalist

2006   ‘Ballan and Pannan Group Show’ – Ballan and Pannan Galleries, 14 June- 19 July

2005   ‘Exposure’ – Trocadero Art Space, 23 Nov- 10 December

             ‘What are you showing here for?’ – Trocadero Art Space, 20 July- 6 August

             ‘Is this desire?’ – Seventh Gallery, 8- 19 February, Plan B Gallery

2004   'VCA Graduate Show 2004' – Victorian College of the Arts, 25 Nov- 3 Dec

2003   'Fine Eyes, Fine Eyes’ – Artholes Gallery, 13- 25 June

2002   'Red Gallery Group Show’ – Red Gallery, 27 June- 7 July

Artist Talks/ Public Forums

2016    Public Artist Talk, A Rare Art Form: Popup Books, Rare Book Week Melbourne

2006    Artist Guest Speaker, Practising Artist, Holmesglen Institute of TAFE

Art Prizes

2018    Finalist - Movable Book Society, Meggendorfer Artist Prize

Art Administration

2006-2015        Core Committee Member of Trocadero Art Space:

                            Treasurer 2007-2015

                            Exhibition Coordinator 2007-2015

                            Volunteer Coordinator 2006-2015 (alternating)

                            Media Officer 2006-2015 (alternating)

                            Website Coordinator 2007-2015 (alternating)

                            Archival Officer 2006-2015

                            Secretary - 2006-2007

                            Gallery Attendant - 2006-2015

2001                  Gallery Attendant, Project Space RMIT- Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

2000-2001        Euro Fine Art Prints Assistant retail at Trade Exhibitions, Melbourne and Sydney

Curator

2015                  Co-curator of 'The Unknown', Trocadero Art Space

2014                  Curator of NEWER14, Trocadero Art Space

2012                  Co-curator of 'Where do we go from here', Trocadero Art Space

2010                  Curator of ‘NEWER11’, Trocadero Art Space

2010                  Co-curator of 'Wish you were here', Trocadero Art Space

2009                  Curator of ‘Wallpaper 09’, Trocadero Art Space

2005                  Co-curator of 'Is this desire?', Seventh Gallery

2004                  Assistant Curator of ‘Proud 2004’, VCA Gallery

Collections

Private Collections in Australia, Europe, UK and USA

 

Education

Tertiary Education

2004   Bachelor of Fine Art, VCA - Victorian College of the Arts

2001   Diploma of Visual Art, RMIT - Royal Melbourne Institure of Technology