Falls Gallery - Wentworth Falls - Blue Mountains

Anne Smith, ETCHINGS

Photo; Anne Smith in her studio

Born U.K. Arrived in Australia in 1971.
Anne Smith worked in Materials Science in industry (as Section Leader of the Physics Laboratory) and she trained in Electron Microscopy at Sydney University, continuing to work there, using the electron microscopes.

Her initial studies were Industrial Science, before studying Fine Art at Sunderland College of Art and Design in the UK.
She learned etching techniques at the 'Tin Sheds' at Sydney University, setting up and etching workshop in Sydney in 1983, then moving to the mountains in 1987 and opening Falls Gallery with her husband, potter Ian Smith.
Since 1998 Anne Smith has been collaborating with Wendy Sharpe, Garry Shead, Bernard Ollis and Alan Peascod on series of their etchings.

1983 set up Etching studio in Sydney. 1987 moved to Wentworth Falls in the Blue mountains and set up an Etching studio, 1989 opened Falls Gallery.

COLLECTIONS.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Permanent Collection, (Sydney Print makers Portfolio-Urban Animals ). Manly Regional Gallery, Permanent Collection: University of Technology, Faculty of Law, Sydney; Murdoch private Collection (USA); Trinity Grammar School, Sydney; St George Medical Centre collection; Abbotsleigh School Collection.

EXHIBITIONS (selected)
2017 Wingfiield House, Wingfield Suffolk, UK
2017 Galerie L'Etangd'Arts, Bages, FRANCE
2017 Fundacio Tharrats d,Art Grafic Barcelona, SPAIN
2017 Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaques, SPAIN
2017 Printmakers Gallery, Brunswick Street Melbourne Sydney Printmakers.
2016 Spot 81, Sydney, Printed in Australia
2016 Ink Masters, Cairns, Australian Printmaking
2016 Finalist World Print Exhibition, Bulgaria
2016 Artsite Gallery, Sydney, 55 years of the Sydney Printmakers
2016 Lane Cove Gallery, Sydney Printmakers
2016 Brunswick Stree Gallery, Melbourne 'Small Works'.
2015 SOLO Exhibition, Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney
'Fragments of Dreams', opened by Thomas Keneally
2014 Finalist, 12th World Print Exhibition, Sofia, Bulgaria
2014 Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney Group Exhibition
2013 Pine Street Galleries, Sydney. Sydney Printmakers
2013 Japan Foundation, '25 x 25', exhibitionof 25 Australian printmakers and 25 Japanese printmakers.
2013 finalist 11th World mini print exh. Sofia Bulgaria
2013 Sydney Printmakers Travelling Exhibition
2012 SOLO Exhibition, PURE DECADENCE< Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney
2012 National Print Awards, Tweed River Valley, Mulwillumbah
2011 Frances Keevil Gallery Christmas exhibition.
2011 Manly Art Gallery and Museum, 'Hot off the Press', Sydney Printmakers 50 years group exhibition.
2011 Finalist Lessedra World mini print Exhibition, Bulgaria
2011 National Print Awards, Tweed River Gallery, Mullwillumbah.
2010 SOLO EXHIBITION 'Love and the Opera', Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney
2010 Finalist 9th world Art Mini Print exhibition, Sofia, Bulgaria
2009 Finalist National Print Awards, Tweed River Gallery, NSW
2009 Finalist 8th World mini Print Exhibition, Sofia, Bulgaria.
2008 SOLO exhibition Frances Keevil Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney
2008 7th world mini print exhibition, Sofia, Bulgaria.
2007 6th World Art Print Exhibition, Sofia, Bulgaria
2005 Noosa Regional Gallery,'Collaboration'
2005 Tweed River Regional Gallery,'Collaboration'
2005 'Collaboration', Gosford Regional Galleries
2003 SOLO EXHIBITION: Salmon Galleries, "Garden of Earthly Delights"
2003 Grafton Regional Gallery, "Scratch & Scrape"
2003 Mosman Regional Gallery, "Scratch & Scrape"
2003 Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney; 'Sensuous Harmonies'
2002 FINALIST:Portia Geach Memorial Award Exhibition, S.H. Irwin Gallery, Sydney
2002 Atelier Skara; Norway, Australian Printmaking
2002 SOLO EXHIBITION; New England Regional Art Museum; 'Romance & the Theatre'
2002 Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney; '4 Printmakers'
2002 Royal Easter Show; Figurative Painting.
2002 Penrith Regional Gallery; Ceramic Connections.
2002 SOLO EXHIBITION: Salmon Galleries, Sydney; 'Wherefore Art Thou'
2001 FINALIST: Blake Prize Exhibition, S.H. Irwin Gallery, Sydney
2001 SOLO EXHIBITION; Salmon Gallery, Sydney; 'Recent & Romantic'
2001 Hastings Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie, 'Signs and Secrets'.
2001 Gallery Lane, Leura; 'BluePrint'.
2000 SOLO EXHIBITION: Tsuribito-Mura, Hyogo province, Japan
2000 SOLO EXHIBITION: Riverside Gallery, Himenji province, Japan
2000 Awarded the Ceramic supply company (Cesco) award at the Port Hacking potters exhibition, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery
2000 Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, 'Surface Tension'
1999 UTS Gallery Sydney printmakers
1999 Museum of Modern Art, Universidad de Chile; Sydney printmakers
1998 Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane. 'Christmas Exhibition'.
1998 All Saints Bathurst, Annual Exhibition
1998 Art Images Gallery, Adelaide 'Sacred and Profane'
1998 Langham Fine Art, Suffolk U.K. 'Collectors Choice'.
1998 Lake Russell Gallery, Coffs Harbour 'Travelling North'.
1998 Sir Herman Black Gallery, Sydney 'Text'.
1997 Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney, 'Sydney Printmakers'.
1997 Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle, 35th collectors exhibition.
1997 Sir Herman Black Gallery, Sydney 'Expose'.
1997 Seasons Gallery, Sydney. 'Artists and their gardens.'
1996 Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle, 'Collectors Choice'.
1996 Guizhou Museum, Guiyong Province, China; 'Sydney Printmakers'.
1996 Willoughby Arts Workshop, 'Borderlines'.
1996 Burnie Regional Gallery Tasmania. 'Sydney printmakers'
1996 Solo show; Seasons Gallery, Sydney
1996 Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney. 'Sydney Printmakers'
1995 Studio One, Canberra; 'Borderlines'
1995 Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle; 'Collectors Choice'
1993 Blaxland Gallery, Sydney; 'Cultural Identities”
1991 Print Workshop and gallery, Sydney. 'A breath of Fresh Air'
1986, 88 MPAC Victoria; Australian Printmakers.
1986 Two Person Exhibition Gallery One, Sydney.
1985, 87 MPAC Victoria, Australian Drawing
1985-94 Blaxland Gallery, Sydney; Sydney Printmakers.
1984 War Memorial Gallery, Sydney University; Etching
1975 NSW University Students Union, Screen Printing.

COLLECTIONS
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Murdoch private collection (USA), Trinity Grammar School, Sydney: St George Medical Centre collection: Abbotsleigh School Collection; Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney. Represented in institutional and private collections in Australia, UK, New Zealand, USA and Japan.

COMMISSIONS
Geometrics, Corporate Acquisitions, Sydney ,Australia.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Print Council of Australia, Directory of Australian Printmakers 1992. 'OZ ARTS' March 1996. Australian Country Style June 1996. Potters Directory 1996. 'Artists and Galleries of Australia' 1997, Max Germaine. Australian Country Style, June 1988. Pottery in Australia vol 37 no 1 Autumn 1988. Annandale Printers Gallery guide July 1988. Australian Geographic Blue Mountains Book 1999. Australian Geographic Pocket Guide 2000.
 

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