Anna Taylor Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Anna Taylor



2007                        Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art, with Distinction RMIT Melbourne

2000                        Diploma of Visual Art Council of Adult Education, Melbourne

1996                        Graduate Diploma of Community Development RMIT, Melbourne

1995                        Graduate Diploma of Education and Training Victoria University, Melbourne


Solo Exhibitions

2018                        Save me, fortyfivedownstairs Melbourne

2015                        Flight from Silence w Lisa Sewards fortyfivedownstairs Melbourne

2014                        Alluvial Tacit Contemporary Art Melbourne

2013                        Home Sweet Home: a Memorial Tacit Contemporary Art Melbourne

2012                        Earthscape Brunswickarts Brunswick

2008                        Deception Bus Gallery Melbourne Part of Melbourne Fringe Festival

2003                        Sacredness Paintings and Sculpture, Fitzroy Gallery Fitzroy

2000                       Anna Taylor Recent Paintings and Sculpture Fitzroy Gallery Fitzroy

1999                       Soaring Spiral Gallery Bega, NSW.


Competitions and Prizes

2017                        Third Prize Department of Veterans Affairs Short Story & Art Prize, Home Sweet Home: a Memorial

2015                        First Prize Department of Veterans Affairs Short Story & Art Prize, Home Sweet Home: a Memorial

2014                        Finalist Department of Veterans Affairs Short Story & Art Prize Highly Commended

2013                        Second Prize Department of Veterans Affairs Short Story & Art Prize Home Sweet Home: a Memorial

2012                        Finalist Department of Veterans Affairs Short Story & Art Prize Highly Commended

2009                        Finalist ANU Phoenix Spiritual Art Prize Canberra

2006                        Finalist Social Justice Exhibition Victorian Council of Social Services

1999                        Finalist Castlemaine Drawing Prize Castlemaine Festival.


Curatorial Projects   

2018                        Threshold Brunswick Street Gallery

2017                        Six maybe Seven Brunswick Street Gallery

2017                        Panorama Tacit Contemporary Art Abbotsford


Selected Group Exhibitions

2017                        Panorama Tacit Contemporary Art Abbotsford

2017                        45 at 45 fortyfivedownstairs Melbourne

2016                        Australian National Veterans Arts Museum Exhibition Sofitel Melbourne

2015                        Intersection: The Art of Motherhood. Red Gallery Melbourne

Past Present & Future An art gallery on human rights, Amnesty International, The Workers Club Fitzroy

Sinclair Gallery, Geelong Grammar

2014                        George Paton Gallery: Artists’ Books (reprised)

Off the Wall Tacit Contemporary Art Melbourne

2013                        Brunswickarts Annual Fundraiser

2011 & 2012            Belle Arti – Chapman Bailey Art Prize

2011 – 2012             Daylesford Convent, Daylesford.

2010                        Incube8r Gallery Melbourne and Sydney

2009                        Explorations Guilford Lane Gallery Melbourne

Incube8r Melbourne

2008                        The Money Myth Toyota Community Spirit Gallery

                                Bus Stop Bus Gallery Annual Fundraiser, Melbourne

2006                        Graduation Exhibition Bachelor of Arts RMIT

2005                        West Space Annual Fundraiser, Westspace, Melbourne

2004                        Geelong Sculptors Show Potato Shed, Drysdale

2003                        Victorian State Government Office of the Minister for Youth and Education

2002                       Geelong Sculptor’s Show Potato Shed Art Centre Drysdale

2001                                    Linden Postcard Show Linden Gallery, St Kilda

 Inaugural Geelong Sculptors Show Ryrie St Gallery, Geelong

                The Mighty Matchbox Geelong Arthouse Group Karingallery, Geelong

2000                        Spiral Gallery Bega, NSW.

Earthly Elements Anna Taylor and Kir Larwill Hills End Café and Gallery,

1998                        Air Network Carlton.

                                Expressions of Interest Jackman Gallery,St Kilda.

1997                         Coming Up for Air AIR Network Glen Eira Arts Centre.



Australian Parliament House collection

Australian Veterans Arts Museum





2014                        Vasey RSL Care Brighton

2015                        Vasey RSL Care Bundoora




2018                        The Age Spectrum ‘Your Weekend”

2018                        The Australian Weekend Australian Review, Out and About.

2015                  The AGE newspaper, May 15 – featured exhibition ‘Flight from Silence’ exhibition including Home Sweet Home: a memorial

2015                        Art ALMANAC May, Editorial ‘Flight from Silence’ including Home Sweet Home: a memorial

2015                         Collaboration co-authored with Lisa Sewards, featured in Australian Print Council IMPRINT, winter edition

2014                        Alluvial catalogue essay, Dr Maurizio Toscano

2014                        Textile Fibre Forum newsletter

2013                        Camaraderie – Defence Welfare Association Magazine

2013                        The Weekly Review Home Sweet Home Honours Veterans, September

2013                        The Leader News

2013                        Home Sweet Home TAFTA Magazine

2012                        Fibre Arts Australia E-Newsletter‏

2012                        Earthscape catalogue essay, Sarah Tomasetti

2012                        The Answer – Legacy Magazine

2000                        Earthly Elements Daylesford Advocate Cate Kennedy

1999                        Exhibition in Three Media Bega District News


Project on-going  Home Sweet Home – a Memorial is a memorial for families affected generationally by the legacy of war. Continuing until 2018 it incorporates the theory of ‘post memory’ or shadow memory. By collating women and children’s stories, photos and mementos, I am creating a library of unique artist’s books to re-frame the history of war acknowledging its on-going impact on families. Home Sweet Home has been extensively exhibited : 2016 Australian National Veterans Arts Museum Sofitel Melbourne 2015 – fortyfive downstairs, Deakin Edge Melbourne Conversations, Anzac Centenary Peace Coalition Forum 11, Geelong Forum, Sinclair Gallery, Geelong Grammar.  2014 – Vasey House Bundoora, the RSL State Conference, Legacy Widows Group Ashburton, Kildara Centre, Malvern. 2013 – RSL Vasey Care, Austin Health, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Tacit Contemporary Art, Vasey House Bundoora – Armistice Day Commemoration  2012, Northern Exposure Festival Darebin; On Compassion, Uniting Church Northcote.

2006 on-going       Exploring the Landscape – Through observation of science and beauty I document the repetition of detail and line present in the micro and macro of the earth’s surface.