Photograph: Desmond Tan

about

Anna Dunnill is an artist and writer, currently based in Melbourne. Her current research investigates the possibilities of queering religious ritual, and includes embroidery, ceramics, performance, video, and tattoo. In 2018-19 she is undertaking an MFA (Visual Art) at the Victorian College of the Arts. She also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) from the Victorian College of the Arts, and a Bachelor of Humanities (Creative Writing) from Curtin University.

Anna has held solo exhibitions at Blindside (VIC), 2018; Verge Gallery (NSW), 2017; Trocadero Art Space (VIC), 2017; free range gallery (WA), 2015 and Paper Mountain (WA), 2013. Group exhibitions include Craft (VIC), Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (WA), Fremantle Arts Centre (WA), Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery (WA), Firstdraft Gallery (NSW), and Sister Gallery (SA). Anna has also undertaken residencies at the Australian Tapestry Workshop (VIC), 2016, and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (WA), 2015.

As a writer, Anna’s work includes essays, reviews, articles, and fiction. She is a regular contributor to Art Guide magazine, and her work has appeared in un Magazine, RunwayVault, fine print magazine and The Toast, among others. (Links can be found here.)

In addition to her solo practice Anna is one half of Snapcat, an artistic collaboration with Renae Coles that explores bravery, feminism, and collective action through participatory performance. Snapcat’s recent projects include Before the Siren (with Lara Thoms), 2017, commissioned for the Perth International Arts Festival; and The Lightning Furies, 2016-18, Crack Theatre Festival (Newcastle) & Doing Feminism / Sharing the World (Melbourne). The latter was listed in The Guardian as one of Australian theatre’s “10 most groundbreaking shows by women” in 2016.

 

CONTACT

Email me at annadunnill [at] gmail [dot] com, or follow me on instagram (@okayampersand).

 

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