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Anne Zahalka, The bathers, 1989
Anne Zahalka, The bathers (1989) from the Bondi: Playground of the Pacific series, 1989, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Purchased, 1991. Image: Anne Zahalka
© Anne Zahalka/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia

Join one of Australia’s most highly regarded photo-media artists Anne Zahalka in this exciting introduction to the Capturing Nature exhibition.

Explore early photographic approaches and discover fascinating stories behind the Museum’s rich, unique archive.

Learn about the artist’s acclaimed practice and hand paint your own exhibition image with traditional inks on fine art paper.

Duration: 2.5 hours

Limited capacity – book early to avoid disappointment! Recommended for ages 13+.

Tickets include exhibition tour, artist presentation and hand-colouring workshop.


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Anne Zahalka, Exotic Birds, 2017
Anne Zahalka, Exotic Birds, 2017 Image: Anne Zahalka
© Courtesy the artist and Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney and ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne

About Anne Zahalka

Anne Zahalka (b. 1957) studied at East Sydney Technical College and Sydney College of the Arts, and began participating in group exhibitions in Australia and Germany in the early 1980s. Her solo exhibitions since 1986 include the touring shows Woven Threads (1997-1998) and Leisureland (1999-2001); Welcome to Sydney was shown in the International Terminal of Sydney Airport in 2003 and Hall of Mirrors: Anne Zahalka Portraits was shown at the National Portrait Gallery on the Canberra leg of an extensive tour in 2007. Zahalka has been awarded many arts grants and residencies, including a Fellowship from the Australia Council Visual Arts/Craft Board (2000) and four separate grants from the same body. Her work is held in the National Gallery of Australia, state and regional galleries, university collections and the National Art Gallery of New Zealand.


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