Anne Zahalka, Rising Tide, 2016, archival pigment ink print, 80 x 80cm
Anne Zahalka is one of Australia’s most highly regarded photo-media artists, having exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas for more than thirty years. For her exhibition at Turner Galleries Anne Zahalka will exhibit her Wild Life series, which originated in 2006 and was selected for the 2007 inaugural opening of the Samstag Museum in South Australia as a major installation of the suite. Most recently Wild Life has been included in the exhibition, Tricking the Eye - contemporary trompe l'oeil at Geelong Art Gallery along with artists Chris Bond, Daniel Crooks, Georgina Cue, Gregory Hodge, Jess Johnson, Jan Murray and Ricky Swallow. Works from the Wild Life series have been acquired by major private and public collections including the National Gallery of Australia and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. A revisiting of the original series has resulted in some new iterations of these works commenting further on the impact of climate change and the carbon footprint that contemporary travel leaves. Rising Tide, 2016 was recently selected as a finalist for the theme TIDAL at Devonport Regional Gallery and is a response to the impact of global warming and rising sea levels. These new images will be also exhibited at Turner Galleries.
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