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Ana Pollak - CV

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1958           Born in Sydney, Australia

1987 >        Lives and works on Dangar Island, NSW

Solo Exhibitions

2022          Continuum, Defiance Gallery, Sydney

2022.         Headlines, Orange Regional Gallery

2020          Palimpsest, Defiance Gallery, Sydney

2012          Flux, The Edge Art Space, Brooklyn, NSW

2010          Opus 2, Sara Roney Gallery, Sydney

2009          Ace Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

2008          Fluvial, Sara Roney Gallery, Sydney

2007          Ode to Oysters, Sara Roney Gallery, Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024           Group Artists, Defiance Gallery, Sydney

2023           An Exhibition of New Works, Defiance Gallery, Sydney

2023           Abstract, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange

2023           Landscape, Defiance Gallery, Sydney

2023           Abstraction, Defiance Gallery, Sydney

2021           Abstract 2021, Defiance Gallery, Sydney

2020           Abstraction, Defiance Gallery, Sydney

2018           Sticks and Stones, Nock Art Foundation, Hong Kong

2017           Drawn Together Painted Apart, Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Sydney

2017           Makers Mark, Defiance Gallery, Sydney

2016           Moment of Light, Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Sydney

2016           Salon Des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

2015           Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Sydney

2014           Drawing out, Dobell, Australian Drawing Biennale 2014,  Art Gallery NSW

2013           The Edge Art Space, Brooklyn, NSW

2013           Artarmon Galleries, Sydney

2012           Remarking, Remaking, Blacktown Art Centre, Sydney

2012           Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW

2008           Seventh Drawing Biennale 2008, ANU Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra

2008           Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW

2008           Downstream, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Sydney


1978-80     Diploma of Art, Alexander Mackie School of Art, Sydney.

1976            Studies in Drawing, Byam Shaw School of Painting & Drawing, London

Grants & Awards

2007            Dobell Prize for Drawing, Australia

1983            Experimental Film Grant, Australian Film Commission

1980-84     Artist in residence, North Rocks School for Blind Children, Sydney; Australia Council with School P & C


Orange Regional Art Gallery, Orange, NSW

Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney


2017           Hong Kong. Nock Art Foundation


2019           Linda Adair:  Three Women Artists in Country 2019, Rochford Street Review

2014           Anne Ryan: Drawing Out, Dobell Australian Drawing Biennale 2014, Art Gallery NSW, Sydney

2013           Alan Sisley: Dobell Exhibition Draws to an end, Orange Regional Gallery

2012           Hendrik Kolenberg; Helen Campbell; Anne Denham Ryan:

Contemporary Australian Drawing. 20 years of the Dobell Prize for Drawing, essay, Art Gallery NSW

2012           Li, Wenbin, Abdullah M I Syed.

Remarking / Remaking: Contemporary Australian drawing connections, Blacktown Arts Centre

2008           Cummings, Elisabeth: Downstream, Catalogue introduction, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

2008           Cross, Elizabeth: Seventh Drawing Biennale, Catalogue essay, ANU Drill Hall Gallery

2008           Sykes, Jill: How last year's Dobell was spent, Look (Art Gallery of NSW), July

2007           Smee, Sebastian: Pencil it in, Weekend Australian, September 8-9

2007           McDonald, John: Insistent work a brave choice, SMH, August 24

2007           Schwartzkoff, Louise: Up the creek without a palette, SMH, August 24

2007           Smee, Sebastian: Perfect example of where to draw the line, The Australian, August 24

2007           Higson, Rosalie: Oysters the pearl of Dobell Prize, The Australian, August 24

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