Anne Graham

Anne Graham is an artist, Head of School and Dean of Students, School of Humanities at the University of Newcastle, and chairs its Postgraduate Research Committee. Her sculptural installations respond to the histories of place and are presented in gallery exhibitions and in public spaces in cities and communities, nationally and internationally. Graham’s work reveals her humanity and a fascination with objects that unlock personal and cultural memories. Graham participated in the 2003 Echigo-Tsumari project organised by Art Front Gallery in Tokyo. She received a merit award for her work, Passage, located in Martin Place, Sydney, as part of the City of Sydney Sculpture Walk.

A N N E   G R A H A M


Art Avenue, Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan
Project manager Toshio Kondo
Photograph courtesy
Art Front Gallery, Japan
Photograph ?S. Anzai

ceramic tiles 150 metres long, installation views
Echigo-Tsumari Triennale, Japan
Project manager Sakura Iso
Photographs courtesy
Art Front Gallery, Japan
Photograph ?S. Anzai

PIGGY 2003 (with Roman Rees)
leather, polystyrene, calico, dimensions variable
Museum of Art,
BYU University, Utah, USA Photograph Andy Von Harten
courtesy Anastasia Rees

rocks, white concrete, marble dust
Casuarina Development
project manager Gary Corbett
Photograph courtesy
Tweed River Regional Art Gallery
New South Wales





1969                    Diploma of Art and Design, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

1973                    Master of Arts, Royal College of Art, UK

1983                        Graduate Diploma of Education, Curtin University, WA

1999                        PhD Candidate, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, VIC

2003                        Head of School and Dean of Students, School of Humanities, University of

                   Newcastle, NSW

Currently lives in Sydney, NSW





2004            Anne Graham, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

2003            Anne Graham: Selected Works 1983–2003, project manager John Walsh, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Bond University Gallery, Gold Coast, QLD

2002            Memory and Things, Sherman Galleries Hargrave, Sydney

                   Memory and Things, School of Fine Art Gallery, University of Newcastle, NSW

The Cultivated Garden, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, Sydney

2001            Eating and Grooming, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney

                   Food and Art, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW

2000            The Silk Plaza, Echigo-Tsumari Triennale, Japan

1999                        People in Glass Houses, Royal Botanic Gardens, Historic Houses Trust, Sydney

1998                        Timepiece, Sculpture Forum, Canberra

             Tunnel Vision, Canberra School of Art Gallery, ACT

1997            The Cooling Tower, Museum of Sydney, Historic Houses Trust, Sydney

                   The Macleay Women, Elizabeth Bay House, Historic Houses Trust, Sydney

                   Transitions, Melbourne Festival, VIC

1996            The Chain of Chambers, for Volt, Brisbane Festival, QLD

                   Off the Rails, Adelaide Festival, curator Erica Green, University of South Australia, Adelaide

1995            Sweat, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Sarashi, Hinode-Machi residency exhibition, Hinode Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

                   Steriliser, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide

1994            Sweat, street performance, Manhattan, New York, USA

1993                    Through the Glass, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

Lap, Artspace, The Gunnery, Sydney

Toll, Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest, Sydney

1992            Noemata, Performance Space, Sydney

1991                        Anne Graham, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

1988            Sew What, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney





2003–04       Life Stocking, Museum of Art, BYU University, Utah, USA

                   Memory and Things V, Library Gallery, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, NSW

Tenth Anniversary Japan Cultural Centre Sydney, Celebrating Cross-Cultural Transformations, Archive project, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

2003            Festivus, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

Objects and Rituals of the Kitchen, School of Fine Art Gallery, University of Newcastle, NSW

                   Waltzing with Whitlam, Sydney Opera House Studio, Sydney

                   Memory and Things IV, Newcastle Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Palliative Care and Community Arts Progam, NSW

Memory and Things III, John Hunter Hospital, Arts for Health, in conjunction with Synergy Arts for Health Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney

2002                    Festivus, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney

Melbourne Art Fair 2002, Sherman Galleries, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

Group Exhibition, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney

Dressing and Dreaming, curator Dr Gene Sherman, Sherman Galleries Hargrave, Sydney

2001            Inaugural Exhibition, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW

                   The Cultivated Garden, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, Sydney

Patricia Wilson Adams and Anne Graham, School of Fine Art Gallery, University of Newcastle, NSW

                   Relative Values: Common Ground, School of Fine Art Gallery, University of Newcastle, NSW

                   Space: Moons, Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest, Sydney

7th NICAF: International Contemporary Art Festival, Tokyo International Forum, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Group Exhibition, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney

2000            Olympic Theme – Pathways, Maitland Regional Gallery, NSW

                   Call and Response, School of Fine Art Gallery, University of Newcastle, NSW

                   Soft House 1, installation, Newcastle Botanical Gardens, NSW

Soft House 2: Construction and Process, International Artists Museum, Poland

1999                       Outbreak: Moon, School of Fine Art Gallery, University of Newcastle, NSW

                  Ten Faces of Australian Contemporary Art, Czech–Australian Cultural Alliance, Prague

1998                       Something, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

  After the Bell, Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest, Sydney

  Construction in Process: The Hide, International Artists Museum, Melbourne

Wardrobe, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, WA; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; Performance Space, Sydney; Mad Love Gallery, Adelaide

                   Thin Skin, Performance Space, Sydney

1996            Parking: Caburetta, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Liverpool Regional Museum, Sydney

                   The Tamworth Fibre Biennale: Doing Time, Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW

                   A Sense of Place, Bede Gallery for Northern Arts, Newcastle, UK

                   Flagging the Republic, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney

                   The Beggars Banquet, A Progressive Dinner, Performance Space, Sydney

1995            Seven Histories of Australia, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

                   Doing Time, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Liverpool Regional Museum, Sydney

                   Compound Time, Canberra National Sculpture Forum, Canberra

                   The Nuns Pool, Viewers and Audiences, Wollongong Regional Gallery, NSW

1994            Working with the Wall, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, University of New South Wales, Sydney

1993                        Hypothetically Public, Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest, Sydney

                   Black, Regional Galleries Touring Exhibition

                   Fifth Australian Sculpture Triennial, Melbourne

1992            Working in Public, Public Art Project, Artspace, Sydney

Transgressions, Australian National Gallery, Canberra

1991                        Dissonance: Aspects of Feminism and Art, The Wharf, Sydney

1987            The Third Australian Sculpture Triennial, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

1986            Biennale of Sydney, Pier 2, Sydney





2003                        Mayfield Cultural Heritage Study, Collaborative Grant, Imaging Newcastle

2001            PhD Examination in the Creative Arts, RMC Grant, University of Newcastle

                   Objects and Rituals of the Kitchen, RMC Project Grant, University of Newcastle

                   Conference Establishment Grant, University of Newcastle

                   Mnemonic Function of Objects, Materials and Spaces as Constructors of Identity, RMC Project Grant, University of Newcastle

                   Spatial Culture, Faculty Research Group, University of Newcastle

                   Artist-in-Residence Program, Newcastle Region Art Gallery

2000            National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Merit Award  (for Passage)

                   RMC Conference Travel Scholarship, International Artists Museum, Lodz, Poland

1999            Mnemonic Function of Objects and Materials as Constructors of Identity, RMC New Staff Grant, University of Newcastle

1998                        Nepean Research Grant to Support Faculty Publications and Visiting Fellowships

1996            Funding to establish UWS Nepean Designated Research Group

                   Domestic Space: Its Possession and the Markings of Identity, Nepean Research Grant

1995            Hinode-Machi Residential Studio, Tokyo, Japan





2003                      The North Wing Project, collaboration with Alexander Tzannes and Associates, 21 Pacific Street, Newcastle

                   Snake Path, permanent public artwork, Echigo-Tsumari Triennale, Japan

The Three Bowls, permanent public artwork, Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, Casuarina Development, NSW

2002            Wish Transmitter, Art Avenue, Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan

Tachikawa Calendar, Art Avenue, Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan

Hide and Seek, Art Avenue, Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan

Iwadeyama Station, permanent public artwork, Iwadeyama, Japan

2000            Passage, Martin Place, for the City of Sydney Open Museum and Sculpture Walk





National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Brisbane City Gallery, QLD

John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University, WA

University of Western Sydney

The Belgiorno-Nettis Collection


Corporate and private collections worldwide





Jan Downes, 'The Snake Path at Nanatsugama', Ceramic Technical, no. 18, May 2004, pp. 17–20

Sally Couacaud,  '2003 Echigo-Tsumari Triennial', Art & Australia, vol. 41, no. 4, winter 2004, pp. 535–7

Jill Stowell, 'Portrait of an Artist', Weekender section, Weekend Herald, Newcastle and Hunter Edition, 14 February, 2004, p. 14

Peter Hill, ‘Know it, then show it’, Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, 21–22 February 2004, pp. 8–9

Terry Ingram, ‘When the lift boys start buying paintings’, Smart Art, Financial Review, 14–15 February 2004, p. ?

Jacqui Jones, ‘Exhibition has much to offer’, Weekender, Newcastle Herald, 14 February 2004, p. 14

Pleasure: Art, The Reader, 13 February 2004, no. 4, p. 31

Andrew Taylor, Spotlight, Metropolitan, Sydney Morning Herald, 13 February 2004, p. 17

Donna Brett, ‘Anne Graham: The alchemy of becoming’, catalogue essay, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, February 2004

Jill Stowell, ‘Domesticity in the extreme’, Newcastle Herald, 25 October 2003

Jill Stowell, ‘Healing hands ever soothing’, Newcastle Herald, 5 May 2003

Bruce Barber, ‘Marking the limit: Re-framing a micro-economy for the arts’, Parachute 106,

Pub Integria, Canada, 2002

Anne Susskind, ‘Wear in the world’, Bulletin, 16 April 2002

Susan Best, ‘Anne Graham’s Passing Through: Between performance and the object’, Eating and Grooming, Sherman Galleries, exhibition catalogue, 2001

Susan Best, ‘Elemental constructions: Women artists and sculpture in the expanded field’, in Adam Geczy & Benjamin Genocchio  (eds), What is Installation? An Anthology of Writings on Australian Installation, Power Publications, University of Sydney, 2001, pp. 193–95

Anne Graham, ‘Soft architecture’, in Elizabeth Mossop & Paul Walton (eds), City Spaces, Art and Design, Fine Art Publishing, Sydney, 2001, pp. 78–87

Tony Bond, Food and Art at the Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, exhibition catalogue, 2001

Victoria Hynes, Critic’s Picks, Metro, Sydney Morning Herald, 2–8 November 2001

Anne Loxley, ‘Nature’s theme from garden to bush can only grow on you’, Sydney

Morning Herald, 10 October 2001

Victoria Hynes, ‘Rites stuff’, Metro, Sydney Morning Herald, 27 July –  2 August 2001

Courtney Kidd, ‘The casual look, going on nonchalance’, Sydney Morning Herald, 18 July 2001

Elizabeth Farrelly, ‘A walk on the short-sighted side’, Sydney Morning Herald, 4 June 2001

Martin Thomas, ‘The cooling tower’, Uncertain Ground: Essays Between Art and Nature,

Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2000

Juliana Engberg, ‘Breadline’, Artlink, vol. 19, no. 4, 2000

Louise Dauth, Site, Parliament House Construction Photography Project, Parliament House, Canberra, 2000

Geraldine O’Brien, ‘Ghostly walk in a misty metaphor’, Sydney Morning Herald, 12 March  2000

Susan Best, ‘Elemental constructions: Women artists and sculpture in the expanded

field’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, vol. 1, no. 2, September 2000

Sally Couacaud, ‘New look Martin Place’, City of Sydney Quarterly, Public Affairs Unit,

City of Sydney, 2000

Susan Best, ‘Public art in the Olympic City’, Architecture Australia, September – October 2000, p. 82

Dinah Dysart, ‘In house intervention’, Art and Australia, vol. 36, no. 3, 1999, pp. 350–59

Susan Best, ‘Art in other spaces’, Watch This Space: A Conference on Public Art,

in Deborah Malor & Heather Johnson (eds), Australian Journal of Art, Sydney, 1999, p. 73

Richard Thomas (ed.), The Bridge, Construction in Progress VI, International Artists

Museum, Melbourne, 1998

Paul McGillick, ‘The Bridge, Construction in Progress VI’, Monument, vol. 2, no. 5, 1998

Charles Green, ‘The Bridge, Construction in Progress VI’, Art and Text, August – October 1998

Sally Couacaud, Sculpture Walk, Architectural Review Australia, vol. 6, no. 5, 1998

Peter Emmett, ‘Harbourings: Remaking Sydney’s industrial landscape’, Australian Perspecta: Between Art and Nature, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1997

Gay Bilson, ‘The beggars banquet’, Object, winter, 1996

Benjamin Genocchio, ‘Situations: The work of Anne Graham’, Telstra Adelaide Festival, 1996

Norrie Neumark, ‘A stitch in time’, Photofile, no. 46, 1995

Susan Best, ‘Walla Mulla Park’, Working in Public, exhibition catalogue, Artspace, 1994

Catriona Moore, On Women and Sexual Identity, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1994

Susan Best, ‘Space and sexuality’, Transitions, vol. 42, autumn, 1994