Anne Ferran – News
ANNE FERRAN in VERSUS RODIN: BODIES ACROSS SPACE AND TIME
4 March – 2 July 2017
Art Gallery of South Australia
Coinciding with the centenary of the great French sculptor’s death, Versus Rodin includes over 60 modern and contemporary artists whose works will be brought into a vivid conversation with the works of Auguste Rodin.
ANNE FERRAN in FROM THE DARKNESS…
11 February – 16 April 2017
Horsham Regional Art Gallery, VIC
This exhibition investigates light, performance and architectural space.
Stills is delighted to announce the recent acquisitions of works by Anne Ferran into the Art Gallery of New South Wales collection including Untitled (christening robe) (2001), Untitled I (backwater) (2006) and Pale-headed flycatcher (2013).
24 September – 26 March 2016
Upstairs Gallery, Bundanon Homestead
Intimate Journals evolved from time spent exploring the special character of the Arthur and Yvonne Boyd library.
Stills is delighted to announce the recent acquisition of Anne Ferran’s diptych Scene I & II from Scenes on the Death of Nature (1886) by Horsham Regional Art Gallery.
ANNE FERRAN in ‘EMANATIONS: THE ART OF THE CAMERALESS PHOTOGRAPH’
29 April – 14 August 2016
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, NZ
Curated by Geoffrey Batchen, this exhibition explores the art of cameraless photography from its inception in the 1820s and encompassing historical, modern and contemporary works.
23 April – 26 June 2016
Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo
Shadow Land spans Ferran’s 30 year career including photographic, textile, video and text works from her most significant projects. Ferran’s work examines and re-discovers Australia’s colonial past by utilising museum collections, photographic archives and archaeological sites.
ANNE FERRAN finalist MAMA ART FOUNDATION NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE 2016
21 May – 7 August 2016
Murray Art Museum Albury, NSW
Stills is delighted to congratulate Anne Ferran who is a finalist in this years MAMA Art Foundation National Photography Prize.
ANNE FERRAN in 'DOING TIME'
16 July – 8 August 2015
Verge Gallery, NSW
In this exhibition, five artists consider time as it shapes our understanding of detention, confinement, isolation and incarceration. Curated by Carrie Miller.
ANNE FERRAN in 'CONSTRUCTED WORLDS'
23 May – 4 July 2015
Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, NSW
This exhibition brings together five important photographers who respond to the relationship between image, object and the viewer.
ANNE FERRAN in ‘THE PHOTOGRAPH AND AUSTRALIA’
21 March – 8 June 2015
Art Gallery of New South Wales
The photograph and Australia investigates how photography was harnessed to create the idea of a nation and reveals how our view of the world, ourselves and each other has been changed by the advent of photography.
ANNE FERRAN SHADOW LAND
8 November 2014 – 18 January 2015
Australian Centre for Photography, NSW
The largest exhibition of Ferran’s works ever held, Shadow Land includes a selection of photographic, textile, video and text works from Ferran’s most significant projects and series that span a career of almost 30 years.
ANNE FERRAN & TRENT PARKE in RETICULATION
10 September – 24 September 2014
Verge Gallery, NSW
Anne Ferran and Trent Parke are included in ‘Reticulation’, the 2014 Annual University of Sydney Union Art Collection exhibition. Other artists include Bill Henson and Arthur Streeton.
MERILYN FAIRSKYE & ANNE FERRAN in THE SCEPTICAL IMAGE
1 – 30 August 2014
Sydney College of the Arts, NSW
This exhibition responds to the theme of scepticism, presenting works by eleven contemporary artists. Anne Ferran is represented by works from her recent series Box of Birds (2013) and Merilyn Fairskye will present a new video work, MARCH. Shot on location, this work engages with the annexation of Crimea and the subsequent events in Ukraine.
PETRINA HICKS, ANNE FERRAN & TRENT PARKE ACQUIRED BY ART GALLERY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Stills Gallery is delighted to announce recent acquisitions by Art Gallery of Western Australia of Petrina Hicks (Jackson and Tiger, (2005); Emily the Strange, 2011), Anne Ferran (Untitled from Carnal Knowledge (1984); Scene V from Scenes on the Death of Nature (1986); Pale-headed flycatcher (2013) and Trent Parke (Bugs Laurie's 70th birthday (2006); NO 376 Candid portrait of a boy on a street corner. Adelaide. (2013).
ANNE FERRAN PRISON LIBRARY
Anne Ferran continues to investigate the margins, gaps and silences in history in her new book Prison Library. With this book, Ferran has set out to find all remaining evidence of the library in the now defunct Fremantle Maximum Security Prison in WA. Prison Library contains 300+ titles, providing an idea of what prisoners were reading at the time.
SYMPOSIUM: SHADOW LAND: MEMORY AND COLONISATION
Monday 17 March 2014 @ 1pm
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, WA
Anne Ferran's artistic practice has explored Australia's colonial past, especially its lost histories of incarceration, through museum collections, photographic archives and historical sites. In this symposium, academic staff from the disciplines of History and Archaeology will consider Ferran's survey show 'Shadow Land', currently exhibiting at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, engages with questions of identity and memory.
ANNE FERRAN: BOX OF BIRDS
4 March – 1 June 2014
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, VIC
Three works from Anne Ferran's 2013 series Box of Birds will be exhibited in the lobby windows of Melbourne's premier hotel for the Arts, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. In this body of work, female performers enact improvised movements with large pieces of dyed and painted felt, creating strange and outlandish figures.
ANNE FERRAN: SHADOW LAND
8 February – 19 April 2014
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, WA
'Shadow Land' is a survey exhibition of Anne Ferran’s most significant projects and series, spanning more than 30 years. Since 1995, Ferran has been examining and re-discovering Australia’s colonial heritage utilizing museum collections, photographic archives and archaeological sites, nationally and internationally. She is interested in the gaps or silences in the records and personal histories of those incarcerated in prisons, hospitals, mental asylums and female factories. Her practice incorporates a variety of media including photography, textiles, installation, text, and video/film. 'Shadow Land' has been accompanied by a residency in Fremantle resulting in a new body of work based on the disbanded library at the Fremantle Prison.
ANNE FERRAN, MARK KIMBER & POLIXENI PAPAPETROU in PHOTO L.A. 2014
16 – 19 January 2014
L.A. Mart, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Anne Ferran, Mark Kimber and Polixeni Papapetrou have been invited to participate in photo l.a. 2014 with the Queensland Centre for Photography. For the eighth year running, the QCP will continue its endeavour to showcase the best of Australian photo media art at photo L.A..
BOX OF BIRDS
20 – 24 November, 2013 @ 9pm
In this performance installation, acclaimed dance company De Quincey Co (proponents of the BodyWeather form) collaborate with photographer Anne Ferran to reimagine her famous photographic series exploring the experience and representation of ’40s psychiatric patients. The result is a spectacle about madness, marginalised existence and incarceration, fusing sound design, dance, photography, projections, the ideas of NIetzsche, and felt costumes by Ferran and set designer Katja Handt. Box of Birds is part of Performance Space's You're History season, celebrating the institution's 30-year anniversary.
ANNE FERRAN and POLIXENI PAPAPETROU
National Gallery of Australia, ACT
Works from Polixeni Papapetrou’s series Between Worlds (2009) as well as Anne Ferran’s Rydalmere Vertical I – IV from the series Longer Than Life (1997) are currently on display in the Australian Galleries at the National Gallery of Australia.
NARELLE AUTIO, PAT BRASSINGTON, ANNE FERRAN, PETRINA HICKS, MARK KIMBER & TRENT PARKE in 'UNDER MY SKIN: CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE PAT CORRIGAN COLLECTION'
4 October – 24 November 2013
Rockhampton Art Gallery, QLD
Under my skin presents a collection of photographs by contemporary Australian artists that challenge a long-held perception in Australian culture that the suburbs represent mediocrity and a bland life devoid of spontaneity. This exhibitions brings together artists who recognise the suburb as a complex site of memories, dreams, the melancholic and the beautiful. Under my skin is drawn from the collection of Pat Corrigan AM, a generous supporter of contemporary Australian art.
NARELLE AUTIO, PAT BRASSINGTON, ANNE FERRAN, PETRINA HICKS & JUSTINE VARGA finalists '2013 WILLIAM AND WINIFRED BOWNESS PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE'
4 October – 3 November 2013
Monash Gallery of Art, VIC
Congratulations to Narelle Autio, Pat Brassington, Anne Ferran, Petrina Hicks and Justine Varga who have been selected as finalists in this years Bowness Photography Prize.
Established in 2006 to promote excellence in photography, this annual non-acquisitive prize is amongst Australia's more important and coveted photography awards.
This year’s eminent judging panel, artist Brook Andrew, AGNSW Senior Curator of Photographs, Judy Annear and MGA Gallery Director Shaune Lakin have selected 46 photographs from 562 entrants.
Narelle Autio will be represented by her mysterious and shadowy underwater landscape Untitled #5 from the series Water hole, 2012. Pat Brassington has been selected for her work Shadow Boxer from the series Quill, 2013. Anne Ferran's striking image of performers creating movement and energy using lengths of fabric, Pale-headed flycatcher from Box of Birds, 2013 is included in the finalists. Petrina Hicks is represented by new work Enigma, from The Shadows, 2013 combining her heightened technical skill and elegant composition with unsettling ambiguity; as well as Justine Varga's beautifully minimalist works Moving out #2 / Moving out #4 from the series Moving out, 2012.
ANNE FERRAN in 'AIR BORN'
23 June – 6 October 2013
McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, VIC
Birds are the subject of inspiration for the 19 contemporary artists in this group exhibition. Across a spectrum of artistic disciplines this show explores the spiritual, symbolic and conceptual role birds have played within traditional and contemporary culture.
Photographic and video work from Anne Ferran's series Songbirds are everywhere feature in the show, reflecting on the First Fleet's encounter with Australia's native species, and their transportation of English common bird names from across the seas.
ELLA DREYFUS, MERILYN FAIRSKYE, ANNE FERRAN & JUSTINE VARGA finalists ‘THE JOSEPHINE ULRICK AND WIN SHUBERT PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD’
6 April – 19 May 2013
Gold Coast City Gallery, The Arts Centre Gold Coast
Congratulations to Ella Dreyfus, Merilyn Fairskye, Anne Ferran and Justine Varga who have been selected as finalists in this years ‘Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award’.
Now in its 13th year, ‘The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award’ is considered one of the most important annual surveys of contemporary Australian photographic practice.
Ella Dreyfus will be represented by her work #11 from Under Twelve Under Twenty which exhibited at Stills Gallery in 2012. This series follows a group of young boys first photographed at 12 years of age and photographed again seven years later.
Merilyn Fairskye’s new work Open Pit from Long Life, 2013 has been selected in which she looks at the impact of mining on the environment in Mirarr country inside Kakadu National Park.
New work from Anne Ferran’s forthcoming series Box of Birds is included in the prize, as well as Justine Varga’s beautifully minimalist work Moving out #8 from her 2012 exhibition at Stills Gallery.
The award will be judged by another Stills Gallery favourite, New Zealand photographer Anne Noble.
ANNE FERRAN FEATURED IN THE DUMMY BOOK COMPETITION, 2012 FOTOBOOK AWARD, LEIPZIG
f/stop 5. Festival fur Fotografie
23 June – 1 July 2012
Anne Ferran's series 1-38 has been shortlisted as a Dummy Book in the 2012 Fotobook Awards. Organised by artist Tamami Iiunuma, the exhibition features 10 other artists' Dummy Books, and takes place as part of the f/stop 5. Festival fur Fotografie, Leipzig: http://www.zzf-leipzig.de/fstop_2012.html. Ferran's 1-38 series provides a powerful insight into the lives of female psychiatric patients, exploring issues of self-awareness and identification.
ANNE FERRAN AT THE ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney 2000
Until 30th May
Anne Ferran's series 'Carnal Knowledge' (1984) is currently on display in the photography gallery. These beautiful photographs are both poetic and evocative. Ferran has said about the works 'I too want to suggest something of the unspeakable of feminine desire...'
ANNE FERRAN FINALIST OF REDLANDS WESTPAC AWARD, NATIONAL ART SCHOOL
National Art School, Darlinghurst 2010, NSW
3 May - 2 August 2012
Stills is pleased to announce that Anne Ferran is a finalist in the Redlands Westpac Award 2012. This year the prestigious prize was curated by respected Sydney-based artist Lindy Lee, who invited twenty two established artists, one of whom was Ferran, to participate. Each of these artists In turn selected an emerging artist to submit work. Ferran nominated Barbara Doran and David Watson. The approach the prize has taken fosters mentoring relationships.
ANNE FERRAN: ‘Go Quietly’
University of Technology, Sydney
6.30pm, 14 March 2011
Anne Ferran, contemporary photographic artist will be speaking as part of an ongoing lecture series held at the Photography and Situated Media Studies Lecture series onMonday the 14th March at the University of Technology, Sydney. The series of lectures also features Bill Henson & Stephen Dupont plus manyothers. All events are free and open to the public. Please visit www.utspsm.com for further information.
ANNE FERRAN: Inner Worlds: Portraits and Psychology
6 May - 24 July 2011
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Inner Worlds: Portraits and Psychology explores key moments of intense connection between portraiture and psychology in Australia since the early twentieth century. The exhibition brings together portraits of the pioneering women and men of psychology in Australia from World War 1 to the 1950s and explores the work of artists whose experiments with portraiture are strongly informed by their interest in psychology.
Works exhibited include those from the late 1980s and 1990s, with experimental self portraits and figure studies by Dale Frank, Anne Ferran and Mike Parr exploring highly intense mental states as well as numerous works from other artists from earlier periods.
Inner Worlds explores social history, biography and visual art to highlight a unique set of connections between Europe and Australia, the experience of the First World War and Second World Wars, and a fascination with the subconscious mind.
RICKY MAYNARD, MICHAEL RILEY & ANNE FERRAN: Photography & Place
Australian landscape photography 1970s until now, Art Gallery of NSW
Photography & place features works by 18 leading Australian artists, spanning more than three decades and presents diverse and changing depictions of individual journeys through the national landscape. Bringing together over 90 works, the artists in this exhibition explore concepts of place and the role of the photographer as storyteller. The evolution of ‘landscape’ photography is demonstrated, from location specific works in the 1970s, to recent works that draw on the frictions between nature, culture and history.
The exhibition also traces innovative developments in photographic techniques, including montage, Instamatic and Polaroid works of the 1970s, series from the 1980s and contemporary work focusing on the detail and the intimacies of the local.
ANNE FERRAN & ROBYN STACEY
TIME TRAVEL: REIMAGINING THE PAST
Tweed River Art Gallery, NSW
7 May - 20 June 2010
Anne Ferran and Robyn Stacey feature in this exhibition that examines how and why Australian contemporary artists look to the past for inspiration. The selected works are from Ferran’s 2004 series Twice Removed, which celebrates the lacemakers of Calais who migrated to Maitland in Australia and Stacey’s Empire Line and The Great and the Good series, which draw on the collections of the NSW Historic Houses Trust.
ANNE FERRAN: CANAL
Centre for Contemporary Photography
404 George Street, Fitzroy, VIC
7 August - 27 September 2009
Ferran's video work CANAL looks at the Bowback Rivers in East London. This is the area destined to become the principal site of the 2012 Olympics and the focus of a major urban redevelopment. Ferran has been exploring this area since 2005, 'What strikes me now is how quickly that recent past has receded and how startlingly unfamiliar, almost dreamlike, the place has become'.
Image: © Anne Ferran
WINNER - ANNE FERRAN
HIGASHIKAWA INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS PRIZE 2009
Higashikawa Photography Museum
Exhibition Dates 1 - 31 August 2009
Congatulations to Anne Ferran, who has been announced as the winner of the Higashikawa International Artists Prize, awarded as part of the Higashikawa Photo Festa 2009. As the recipient of the prize, the Higashikawa Photography Museum will present a solo exhibition of Anne Ferran's work in August 2009.
ANNE FERRAN: THE GROUND, THE AIR
Wollongong City Gallery
21 March - 17 May 2009
To be officially opened by Julie Ewington
Head of Australian Art, QAG/GOMA
2pm Saturday 21 March
Guest Lecture with Anne Ferran
3.30 - 5pm Wednesday 13 May
The Ground, The Air, Anne Ferran's major survey exhibition, recently on show at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, is touring to Wollongong City Gallery. This exhibition features photography, video and installation that draw upon Tasmanian sites, archives, archaeology and histories. The forgotten lives of female convicts and their children are brought to light through a notion of 'landscape as witness'.