I am a finalist in The Waverley Art Prize this year with my painting The Reader https://wwas.org.au/galleries/waverley-art-prize-2020-finalists/
My Painting On Yawuru Land – A Portrait of Dalisa Pigram is a finalist in the 2020 Percival Portrait Painting Prize. The exhibition of finalist work will be at the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery from the 22nd May – 19th July 2020
My paintings displayed in the group exhibition, Connexions Silencieuses held at the Eglise St Laurent, Eygalières, Provence, South of France in April 2019. https://www.ngart.com.au/gallery/
My portrait of Australian artist Jo Bertini is a finalist in the biennial Percival Portrait Painting Prize. The exhibition will be held at the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery from the 27th April to the 15th July.
My portrait of celebrated writer David Malouf has been selected for the Salon des Refusés at the S.H Ervin Gallery. Exhibition opens on the 16th July until September 18. The exhibition then travels to the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery until Late November. Thank you to David for being such a gracious sitter!
My painting Observer has been selected as a finalist in the 2015 Chippendale New World Art Prize! www.chippendalecreative.com/
Phenomena – experienced through the mind of the Observer – intuited, glimpsed, felt, known or imagined. The use of the Ruckenfigur or back-figure is a nod to the Romantics and the Kantian notion of the Sublime. It is also a means to observe the body within space that is unaware of being watched. Within our selfie-obsessed visual culture, images of the unself-conscious body become rarefied and increasingly interesting both visually and ideologically. According to Kant phenomena refers to appearances or objects, which are perceived, observed or apprehended through experience, reliant upon our sensory intuition of things and offering glimpses into collective truths. The visual tension between form and formlessness, detail and incompleteness interest me as they align with our attempts to make sense of the metaphysical world.
Ann Arora 2015
My painting ‘Threshold’ is on display at See Street Gallery, Meadowbank as part of the International Women’s Day Art Prize. The exhibition is on until Saturday 22nd March.