Cloud Gazing Lovers

Anna Glynn

My works are hybrid in concept, creation and execution fusing  Chinese traditional ink painting techniques with a Western aesthetic, playing with the intersection and interpretation of cultures and ideas.

Created with semi-transparent, diaphanous paper and layering of inks to create a narrative of contemporary myths and characters that draw upon both Eastern and Western cultures. These poetic works rely on the natural materials - a sweep of a traditional brush laden with Chinese ink - precise but also random at the same time - water and ink – control and flow.

Anna Glynn was a finalist in the 2013 Australian Arts in Asia Awards – an award that recognises, celebrates and promotes Australian artists engaging in Asia and working towards stronger, deeper and broader cultural links within the Asian region.

“Anna Glynn’s paintings are tranquil, aesthetic, and poetic, brilliantly integrating the Chinese and Western art. Through water and ink, she sees the world.”
Mr. Kung Man, Tsi Ku Chai Gallery, Hong Kong, 2013.

About Anna Glynn

Anna Glynn is a multimedia artist, whose work includes painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, writing, music, sound, installation, film, animation and theatre.

In 2013 she was a finalist in the 'Australian Art in Asia Awards' which recognised her ongoing commitment to international collaboration. This award recognises, celebrates and promotes Australian artists engaging in Asia and working towards stronger, deeper and broader cultural links within the Asian region. She has undertaken a number of successful residencies both within Australia and internationally, most recently in 2013 in the Department of Visual Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong where she undertook research, taught multimedia, lectured and mounted an exhibition at the University. In 1998 she received an International Women’s Day Award for contribution to 'Women, Art & the Community'. In 2009 her painting ‘Brave Hunter’ was chosen as the iconic Australian image for the cover of ‘A Concise History of Australia’

She regularly exhibits internationally: including the Art Museum of Zhu Qi Zhan, Peking University/ China & the Kyoto Museum / Japan. Her soundscape works were featured on the Australian Broadcasting Commissions Radio National ‘360 Documentaries’ in 2011 and 2013.

Her digital video artworks have gained international awards: ‘The Traveller’ won the Animation section at the 2010 International Film Festival Ireland and was selected as the premier work to launch the Albury Regional Gallery 2011 Outdoor Digital Gallery. In a unanimous decision by the judges, her digital video artwork ‘Verse Versus’ won the 2009 Australian Historic Houses Trust, Meroogal Women's Art Prize.

She has been included in the following publications: ‘Contemporary Australian Art,’ ‘Artists and Galleries of Australia,’ ‘A Dictionary of Women Artists in Australia,’ ‘Who’s Who of Australian Visual Artists’, ‘A Buyers Guide to Australian Art’ & the Dictionary of Australian Artists Online.