Anna
Schwann

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︎anna-schwann@outlook.com 

Bio



Anna Schwann works in an expanded sculptural practice that investigates the encounter between art and audience.
Through playful resistance and embracing failure she facilitates a conversation using sensory engaging tactics as means of connection.
Taking a D.I.Y approach to technique, Schwann utilises provisional, accessible materials for making and uses everyday objects in her narrative.


Schwann’s work has been exhibited locally and interstate in artist-run spaces, milk bars, subways and toilets.
Alongside her own practice she has worked on live and participatory events most recently with Long Prawn and Punctum INC, worked in theatre producing set design and costumes for shows in Melbourne Fringe Festival , Geelong Arts Centre and La Mama.
In 2021 Schwann completed a Masters of Fine Art at RMIT, was recipient of the Evan Lowenstein Award and recently completed the Situate Residency Program 2022.


Lives and works in Naarm and on Jaara land with grateful respect to First Nations peoples as the traditional and rightful caretakers of these lands and waterways. 



Upcoming:



Entropical: Prosthetic Park
Platform Geelong 2023
                                                 
Ultra-Terrestrial
Elevator Lismore 2023
                                                   


Shows

2022

Residency Showcase
First Site RMIT

Archive of Feelings
Big Anxiety Festival

After Walter Hopps
Platform Geelong

Soft in the Middle and everywhere else
Gertrude St Projection Festival

The humbleness and the cut-away
Blindside Mobile


2021

RMIT Masters Graduate Exhibition


OH! We had a time
Backyard bungalow Melbourne, Performance dinner party


Trash Magic
Campbell Arcade Melbourne, Group show



2020


QIQ Gallery Volume VI
Online group show


Babespace
Melbourne Fringe Festival
Online group show


SHITSHOW
Melbourne public toilet locations
Group show



2019

Casita
Apartment Melbourne, Group show.


COALESCE One Night Stand
Evie’s Disco Diner, Group show


2018

Simply Irresistible
Alternating Current Melbourne


Number 1 milk!
Solo show featuring performance by Alan Jones
Hope St Milk bar Melbourne

The moving finger
Solo show featuring performance by Emma Caskey
Rubicon ARI


2017





Slow Formation, Tense Apparition
Ours Space Melbourne, Solo Show

Torture tendrils
Black Lake Studios Melbourne, Group show



2016


Horizon
Off the Kerb Melbourne, Solo show


Spirit Food
Ours Space Melbourne, Group show



2015


Lines
Lightspace Brisbane, Group show



2014

Nothing to see here
Loading Dock Brisbane, Solo show


2012

The Box Monthly
The Box Gallery Brisbane, Group show



Education

Masters of Contemporary Art RMIT 2021

2010 Jewellery and Small Objects, Queensland College of Art
2002 Diploma of Visual Arts in Fine Arts - Southbank Institute of Tafe


Residencies/Awards

Evan Lowenstein Award 2021

SITUATE Residency RMIT Feb-May 2022

Rainbow Residency July 2022




Projects


2022

Gender Equity Cup trophy commision for Mt Alexander Falcons
Costume for ‘The Kick Inside’ UK edition
COLOSCENT book launch at NGV Regional Book Fair

                          
2021

Research assistant/Event Producer for Long Prawn
CAM Prize Administrator EPP and Len Fox Award
Punctum INC Assistant Producer for Sonic Outcrops
Media and communications for Kultur-all Makaan at Castlemaine State Festival
                                             
2020

Punctum INC Volunteer for The way, the water, the walk
GAC ‘Geelong Sweats’ Set/costume design
                     
2019

Creative Director ‘Home Frenzy/Vogue Living’
Set/costume design for ‘The Kick Inside’

2018

Catering/Food styling for Corepret





















Australia is built on stolen land.

I pay my respects to First Nations peoples of these lands and waterways. Sovereignty was never ceded.  

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