ANNE ZAHALKA

Anne Zahalka,  The Cleaner (Marianne Redpath/performance artist)  from the series  Resemblance,  1987, cibachrome photograph, 80 x 80 cm.

Anne Zahalka, The Cleaner (Marianne Redpath/performance artist) from the series Resemblance, 1987, cibachrome photograph, 80 x 80 cm.

ANNE ZAHALKA will be discussing her influential Resemblance series and its companion series Details at the Monash Gallery of Art this Sunday 3 March at 2pm.

This series draws on the aesthetic conventions of seventeen century Dutch genre painting, utalising the formal elements of their compositions, while reinvesting them with references to contemporary life.

The works are included in 'Robyn Stacey: as still as life' which closes this weekend. The exhibition explores still life photography, placing the genre and Robyn Stacey’s work into context.

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JACKY REDGATE & ANNE ZAHALKA

Jacky Redgate,  Light Throw (Mirror) #4 , 2009-10, C-Type phoograph (hand-printed from original negative), facemounted to UV perspex.

Jacky Redgate, Light Throw (Mirror) #4, 2009-10, C-Type phoograph (hand-printed from original negative), facemounted to UV perspex.

JACKY REDGATE and ANNE ZAHALKA are included in the exhibition Robyn Stacey: as still as life. Drawn from MGA's collection, Jacky Redgate and Anne Zahalka's works are part of an exploration of still life photographs, which place the genre and Robyn Stacey's work into context.

The exhibition opens 24 November and continues until 3 March 2019.

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A beautiful image of ANNE ZAHALKA laying down her carpet of letters from her grandmother Margarete for her exhibition The Fate of Things: Memory Objects and Art at the Sydney Jewish Museum.

Her artist statement reads: ‘Following the death of my mother in 2016, I began the melancholic task of sorting her belongings. Salvaged amongst these were a collection of letters, diaries, photographs, recipe books, embroideries and linen that had been carried across countries and oceans to finally rest here on this shore. As the child of a Holocaust survivor, I became the keeper of these family relics with only partial knowledge of the stories they contained. Sifting through this archive and working with these objects, I have developed artworks to reconstruct this fractured history, to remember those lost and to honour the bonds that bind me. As an inheritor of this trauma, I grieve for my mother, for her loss and the family I was never to know’.

The Fate of Things: Memory Objects and Art will be open from 2 November - 28 February 2019.

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ANNE ZAHALKA will be part of Civilization: The Way We Live Now, a major photography exhibition at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Korea (MMCA). The exhibition, which comprises over 300 works depicting life in the 21st century, will be open from 18 October to 17 February 2019, and will then travel to different art institutions around the world, including the National Gallery of Victoria.

Zahalka will be showing her Open House series from 1995.

To view Zahalka’s Open House series, click here.

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Anne Zahalka ,  Sunday, 2:09 , 1995, Duratran and Light Box, 125 x 190 x 25 cm

Anne Zahalka, Sunday, 2:09, 1995, Duratran and Light Box, 125 x 190 x 25 cm

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Anne Zahalka, portrait by Nick Cubbin.

Anne Zahalka, portrait by Nick Cubbin.

ANNE ZAHALKA's online project Nobody Loves You More Than Me: Finding Margarete has been reviewed by Art Guide. Zahalka's project is an interactive text based documentary, produced by SBS Australia, which explores the story of Anne Zahalka's grandmother, Margarete Back, who disappeared during World War Two.

As next year marks the 80th anniversary of the start of WWII, this text based documentary offers a unique perspective on those who lived and those who lost loved ones during Hitler’s reign. Zahalka’s

Nobody Loves You More Than Me: Finding Margarete can be found online at SBS at this link.
Read Art Guide’s review here.

ROBERT OWEN, JULIE RRAP & ANNE ZAHALKA

Robert Owen, 'Feeling Form (Blind Carving)', 1958, plaster of paris, 7.5 x 18 x 9.5cm.

Robert Owen, 'Feeling Form (Blind Carving)', 1958, plaster of paris, 7.5 x 18 x 9.5cm.

ROBERT OWEN, JULIE RRAP and ANNE ZAHALKA are included in the exhibition 'National Art: Part One' at the National Art School Gallery'.

A review of the exhibition, with a photograph of Anne Zahalka standing in front of her work 'Outlawed!' was published in the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday.

Pictured is one of Robert Owen's blind carving sculptures he did at the National Art School from 1958.

The exhibition continues until October 27.

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JULIE RRAP, CYRUS TANG & ANNE ZAHALKA

Julie Rrap,  Breath Stream , 2018, pigment ink-jet print, hand-ground glass, 66.0 x 116.0 cm

Julie Rrap, Breath Stream, 2018, pigment ink-jet print, hand-ground glass, 66.0 x 116.0 cm

Cyrus Tang,  A Simple Life (118 minutes),  2018, archival pigment print, 65 x 65cm. 

Cyrus Tang, A Simple Life (118 minutes), 2018, archival pigment print, 65 x 65cm. 

Anne Zahalka,  Krazy Kashmiris in Stagland ,  2018, pigment ink-jet print on canvas, 100 x 136 cm

Anne Zahalka, Krazy Kashmiris in Stagland,  2018, pigment ink-jet print on canvas, 100 x 136 cm

Congratulations to JULIE RRAP, CYRUS TANG and ANNE ZAHALKA, who have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2018 Bowness Photography Prize.

The judging panel, Dr Michael Brand, Director of AGNSW, artist Dr David Rosetzky and Anouska Phizacklea, Director of MGA, made the selection from an incredibly strong field of entrants that reflected the diversity and depth of photographic practice in Australia. 

The winner will be announced 11 October.

The exhibition is open from 29 September – 18 November 2018.

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EUGENIA RASKOPOLOUS | JULIE RRAP | ANNE ZAHALKA

EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS, JULIE RRAP and ANNE ZAHALKA have been included in the important exhibition Dark Rooms: Women Directing the Lens 1978–98 at Griffith University Art Museum. 

Griffith University Art Museum says: "Against the backdrop of the feminist movement and activism in arts and politics, many women artists during this period made work that refused the male gaze. Acutely aware of the ways in which the lens could empower or reduce the subject, they put themselves, friends, and family in the picture, and in doing so, changed the cultural landscape of Australia. Photomedia became an important way for artists to confront racism and the objectification of peoples; disrupt and subvert sexually violent imagery; and forge a renewed interest in psychoanalytic theory."

The exhibition opens 14 July from 2pm at the Griffith University Art Museum, Brisbane.

The exhibition runs until 25 August.

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Eugenia Raskopolous,  Untitled No 3,  1998, Ilfachrome photograph, 77 x 99 cm.

Eugenia Raskopolous, Untitled No 3, 1998, Ilfachrome photograph, 77 x 99 cm.

Julie Rrap,  Persona and Shadow: Madonna , 1984, cibachrome print, 194 x 105cm. 

Julie Rrap, Persona and Shadow: Madonna, 1984, cibachrome print, 194 x 105cm. 

Anne Zahalka,  The Artist (Self-Portrait), Berlin , 1987, cibachrome photograph, 80 x80cm. 

Anne Zahalka, The Artist (Self-Portrait), Berlin, 1987, cibachrome photograph, 80 x80cm. 

ANNE ZAHALKA

ANNE ZAHALKA's iconic work The Bathers is currently on view at the Monash Gallery of Art in Legacy. Your Collection. Our Story. 

LEGACY teases out the fascinating and compelling stories behind the MGA's collection and their donors, and showcases significant works that chart the history of MGA.

The exhibition continues until 22 July.

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Anne Zahalka,  The Bathers , 1989, from the series  Bondi: Playground of the Pacific , chromogenic print, 95 x 112cm.

Anne Zahalka, The Bathers, 1989, from the series Bondi: Playground of the Pacific, chromogenic print, 95 x 112cm.

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SBS shares the untold story from ANNE ZAHALKA in Nobody Loves You More Than Me: Finding Margarete.

Nobody Loves You More Than Me: Finding Margarete is a new interactive text based documentary produced by SBS Australia, which explores the story of Anne Zahalka's grandmother, Margarete Back, who disappeared during World War Two.

As next year marks the 80th anniversary of the start of WWII, this new interactive text based documentary offers a unique perspective on those who lived and those who lost loved ones during Hitler’s reign.

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ANNE ZAHALKA,  Nobody Loves You More Than Me: Finding Margarete,  2018.

ANNE ZAHALKA, Nobody Loves You More Than Me: Finding Margarete, 2018.

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Anne Zahalka,  Leisureland  series, installation view, 2018. 

Anne Zahalka, Leisureland series, installation view, 2018. 

The group exhibition, Incommensurable, featuring ANNE ZAHALKA's Leisureland series has been reviewed in the press. 

Gael Newton's review here

Art Almanac review here

The Canberra Times review here

The exhibition continues at ANU Drill Hall, Canberra until 8 April 2018. 

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Anne Zahalka,  Santa’s Kingdom Christmas Tunnel, Fox Studios, Sydney,  2004, light-jet print, Type C, 115 x 145 cm.

Anne Zahalka, Santa’s Kingdom Christmas Tunnel, Fox Studios, Sydney, 2004, light-jet print, Type C, 115 x 145 cm.

ANNE ZAHALKA is included in Incommensurable, a group exhibition at Drill Hall Gallery in Canberra. The show looks at photo media in the era of globalisation and includes a selection of works from Anne's Leisureland and Natural Wonders series. 

Incommensurable will be on view from 22 February until 8 April. The artists will be in conversation with exhibition curator Terence Maloon Friday 23 February at 12 noon.

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ANNE ZAHALKA has been included in an exhibition titled Realising Mother, curated by Zorica Purlija. Presenting photographic, video and blog works by a collection of emerging and established Australian women artists, the exhibition investigates the role of the mother in our culture and the histories that continue to shape that role.

Anne Zahalka's poignant new video work, Rewriting, considers the painful separation between a mother and her two daughters at the onset of World War II. Having fled their home in Vienna as exiled Jews they find refuge in Czechoslovakia until the sisters receive safe passage to England. Their mother remains, surviving alone for nearly five years before being deported to Poland where she perishes.

The love and anxiety the mother feels and fears for her daughters is palpable, reminding us of this unconditional bond. Based on letters written by the artist's grandmother to her mother and aunt at this time, Zahalka has transcribed them from German into English to give voice to their trauma and to keep her memory alive. The rewritten letters have been sent to Zahalka's own daughter currently living in England to share their grandmother’s story and to reflect on their own separation.

The exhibition runs from 1 to 18 November at Kudos Gallery in Paddington, Sydney.

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Anne Zahalka,  Rewriting  (video still), 2017

Anne Zahalka, Rewriting (video still), 2017

A collection of letters, photographs and ephemera including the last photo taken of the artist's mother, aunt and grandmother together.

A collection of letters, photographs and ephemera including the last photo taken of the artist's mother, aunt and grandmother together.

JULIE RRAP, ANNE ZAHALKA and ROSE FARRELL & GEORGE PARKIN

Image: Julie Rrap,  Window Dresser No.1 (Marilyn) , 2000, digital print, 195 x 122cm.

Image: Julie Rrap, Window Dresser No.1 (Marilyn), 2000, digital print, 195 x 122cm.

ROSE FARRELL & GEORGE PARKIN, JULIE RRAP and ANNE ZAHALKA have been selected to exhibit in the group exhibition 'Self/Selfie' at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale

Curated by the Biennale Director, Fiona Sweet, the exhibition explores the whimsical nature of selfies, as well as their contribution to the growing culture of narcissism and promotion of conformist behaviour — and the development of the “anti-selfie” on social networks like Snapchat.

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CONGRATULATIONS to ANNE ZAHALKA! Her work, The Papapetrou Family, was highly commended by Judge and NGA Senior Curator, Dr Shaune Lakin, in the 2017 Olive Cotton Award, and was Winner of the Director’s Choice Award.

Anne’s theatrical and highly constructed portrait of celebrated photographer Polixeni Papapetrou, The Age art critic Robert Nelson, their children Solomon and Olympia and their rescue greyhounds Lexi and Mille, has been acquired for the Tweed Regional Gallery's Permanent Collection.

The exhibition is on view until Sunday 8 October 2017 at Tweed Regional Art Gallery. 

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Anne Zahalka,  The Papapetrou Family,  2017, dye sublimation on chromalux metal, 80 x 80 cm.

Anne Zahalka, The Papapetrou Family, 2017, dye sublimation on chromalux metal, 80 x 80 cm.

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Anne Zahalka,  Down on His Luck,  1983, original type C print, 31.6 x 23.7cm. 

Anne Zahalka, Down on His Luck, 1983, original type C print, 31.6 x 23.7cm. 

ANNE ZAHALKA has an upcoming solo exhibition, The Landscape Revisited, at the Murray Art Museum Albury. For the exhibition, Zahalka explores the imagery of iconic Australian paintings including works by Frederick McCubbin, Tom Roberts, Jane Sutherland, Sidney Nolan and Russell Drysdale.

Her photographic images are carefully staged to reconstruct the celebrated paintings - now with a different cast, exploring ideas of belonging, displacement, discrimination, exile and home.

A series of photographs, original collages and related material will present Anne Zahalka's ongoing exploration of Australian identity and mythology that spans over 30 years. 

The exhibition runs from Friday 26 May - Sunday 5 November 2017. 

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JOHN DAVIS & ANNE ZAHALKA

Anne Zahalka,  Saturday, 2:48pm , 1995, duratran and lightbox, 173 x 125 x 25 cm

Anne Zahalka, Saturday, 2:48pm, 1995, duratran and lightbox, 173 x 125 x 25 cm

Image: John Davis,  Lean to , 1977, wood, twigs, paper, twine, cotton, underfelt and cloth, 142.8 x 106.4 x 9.7 cm

Image: John Davis, Lean to, 1977, wood, twigs, paper, twine, cotton, underfelt and cloth, 142.8 x 106.4 x 9.7 cm

MUMA’s new writing project, Fifty artworks from the Monash University Collection, presents a suite of specially commissioned texts by art historians, curators and artists. 

JOHN DAVIS' work Lean to is one of the fifty selected works, with text by Charles Green, Professor of Contemporary Art in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. 

ANNE ZAHALKA's photographic work Saturday 2:48pm has been examined by Isobel Parker Philip, Assistant Curator, Photographs at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. 

Find out more about the project here

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Anne Zahalka,  Untitled (Atlas Studios, Quarzazate),  2015, pigment ink on rag paper, 100 x 74.5cm. 

Anne Zahalka, Untitled (Atlas Studios, Quarzazate), 2015, pigment ink on rag paper, 100 x 74.5cm. 

ANNE ZAHALKA is part of the Centre for Contemporary Photography's 2017 Masterclass Program.

Zahalka's Travel Photography Unpacked: developing a critical eye course will deliver in-depth and intimate knowledge of the artist's practice with a focus on travel photography. The class will be held at CCP, Fitzroy on the Saturday 14 October 2017.

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Anne Zahalka, 'Untitled (Road to Zagora)', 2015, archival pigment print on rag paper, 66.6 x 100cm.

Anne Zahalka, 'Untitled (Road to Zagora)', 2015, archival pigment print on rag paper, 66.6 x 100cm.

Architecture AU features ANNE ZAHALKA in their recent article on the Centre for Contemporary Photography's 30th Anniversary Fundraiser. 

Written by Louisa Wright, the article interviews ANNE ZAHALKA about her experience as a photographic artist who has exhibited at the Centre for Contemporary Photography. 

Read the article here