About

Annie Glass Melbourne based wire sculptor

Annie Glass was born in Melbourne Australia and lives in the bayside suburb of Hampton East with her family.
Annie studied painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, graphic design and sculpture in a two year art and design course at Box Hill and Moorabbin tafe. She then studied photography at the Brighton Bay School of Photography. Then Annie completed a three year degree at Monash University majoring in sculpture and received a high destinction for sculpture. After completing her degree Annie focused on bronze sculpture. When she had her first child annie wanted to move to a quieter medium that she could practice from home and thats how she moved on to wire. Annie likes to portray movement in her work and also a lack of balance so the work can sometimes appear to defy gravity. The wire actually worked better than the bronze to enhance the feeling of movement. Annie paints her galvanised wire pieces with metal paint and verdigris patina which is traditionally used on bronze and copper and what annie loved to colour her bronze works with. She then paints the works with other acrylic and enamel colours which adds to the depth and movement to. Annies  recurring themes that she sculpts are the female form, children, dogs, water and beach scenes and hills hoists.Some of her influences are Picasso, dogs, the beach, the female form and movement. Annie is a member of the sculpture association of victoria and shows in several different exhibitions annually including the Melbourne flower & garden show, Annual exhibition, The Toorak Village sculpture show and Art at Burnley harbour. She has work in several private collections in Australia and  New York.

Artist statement.

Annie was born in Melbourne and showed a strong interest and talent in art since she was very young. After completing her bachelor of fine art majoring in sculpture at Monash university in 1998 Annie worked in bronze before moving to wire. The movement and immediacy of the material appealed to her. Annie has been working in wire for almost 15 years. She recently moved to Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula with her husband and 3 children. Her work is best described as whimsical often humorous snapshots of life. Dogs and the human form feature in her work along with movement. She has been involved in many group and solo shows as well as having her own stand in the Emerging artist section of Art Melbourne and Sydney. She has won awards and has work in many private collections in Australia, New York and London.

Awards
2002 first place “With One Voice” art exhibition. Caulfield Park.
2006 first place “Association of Sculpture annual awards and exhibition” Barn gallery, Montsalvat, Eltham.
2006 first place “She Belongs” exhibition Walker st, Dandenong.
2007 highly commended ” She Who Belongs” Walker Street Gallery. Dandenong.
2008 highly commended ” melbourne Flower & Garden Show Sculpture exhibition”
2008 highly commended ” Association of Sculpture annual awards and exhibition. Maningham Gallery,Doncaster.
2017 People’s choice “Art Red Hill” annual art exhibition Red Hill Consolidated School.
2019 Best Sculpture “Art Red Hill”
Exhibitions
Annie has shown over the years at the Toorak Sculpture Show, Melbourne Flower & Garden Show sculpture exhibition, Art at Burnley Harbour, Association of Sculptors and Manyung Gallery and The Milk Factory Gallery Bowral

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STUDIES

1995-1998 Monash University Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art Sculpture)
1994-1995 Brighton Bay- Photography
1992-1993 Moorabbin TAFE Certificate of Art & Design (Photography)
1990-1991 Box Hill TAFE: Certificate of Art & Design (Graphic Design)
1989-1990 VCE Mount Scopus College

AWARDS

2008 Peoples Choice award Association of Sculptors annual show,Montsalvat
2008 First prize The Andor Meszaros Award association of Sculptors annual show.
2008 Highly commended(Dalchem) Melbourne Flower and Garden show
2007 Winner of “She who dreams” competition, Walker Street Gallery
2006 Highly commended: Association of Sculptors of Victoria Annual
exhibition and awards- The barn gallery Montsalvat.
2006 Winner of “She who belongs” competition, Walker Street Gallery
2002 Winner of “With One Brush” competition, Concert in the Park
1992 Most potential in photography, Moorabbin TAFE
1990 Winner of VCE Art Award, Mount Scopus College

EXHIBITIONS- Group

2009 Toorak sculpture festival,Toorak village
2009 Melbourne Flower &Garden show sculpture exhibition,Carlton
2009 Birds Gallery ,Kew
2008 Association of Sculptors Vic annual show,Montsalvat
2008 Toorak sculpture Festival
2008 Art at Burnley Harbour,Burnley
2008 Melbourne Flower and Garden Show
2008 Linden Postcards Show 2008
2008 Every Picture Tells A Story, Cube 37 Frankston Arts Centre
2007 Art Blitz exhibition, Kingston Council
2007 Art at Burnley Harbour 2007
2007 Trios Chicas, Fitzroy Gallery,Fitzroy
2007 Caulfield Grammer annual exhibition,Wheelers Hill campus
2007 She Who Dreams exhibition,Walker street Gallery,Dandenong
2006 Art at Burnley Harbour, Burnley
2006 Association of Sculptors annual exhibition, barn gallery,Montsalvat
2006 Toorak Sculpture Festival,Toorak Village
2006 The collectors exhibition, Steps Gallery , Carlton
2006 She Who Belongs exhibition , Walker Street Gallery ,Dandenong.
2006 Art Blitz exhibition , Kingston Council
2006 Linden Postcards exhibition , Linden Gallery,StKilda
2005 Art at Burnley Harbour , Burnley
2005 Art Blitz exhibition, Kingston Council
2005 Linden Postcards exhibition, Linden Gallery,StKilda
2002 With One Brush exhibition, Concert in the Park,Caulfield

EXHIBITIONS – SOLO

2006 “Life Like” ,MGA( Monash Gallery of Art),Wheelers Hill
2006 “Snapshots”, Atrium Exhibition Space, Bayside council,Sandringham.
2000 “Suspended Animation”, Helengory Gallerie,Prahran.
1999 “To Life” , Fitzroy Gallery,Fitzroy

PUBLICATIONS

“Glass’s art in Steel” – Springvale-Dandenong Leader (Feb 2006)
“Top entry is a Steel”- Bayside Leader (March 2006)
“Artist wired into beach life” Bayside Leader (Sept 2006)
“With One Brush Winner” Jewish News (May 2002)

FORTHCOMING EX

2009 Manyung gallery ,Mt Eliza
2009 Frances Keevil Gallery ,Double Bay

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