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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.

They encourage curiosity; to delve deeper into Romanticism's idea of the Sublime. 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.

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

Professional Information

Solo Exhibitions

2023   'Sublimity' – Off the Kerb, July

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

Art Prizes

2021    Finalist - McClelland's Splash Contemporary Watercolour Award

2018    Finalist - Movable Book Society, Meggendorfer Artist Prize

Artist Talks

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

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

 

Selected Artist Residencies

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

2015    Artist in Residence & Art Workshop, 100 Story Building

Art Administration

2006-2015        Core Committee Member of Trocadero Art Space:

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

 

Anne Kucera

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