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.
Entropical: Prosthetic Park
Platform Geelong 2023
Elevator Lismore 2023
First Site RMIT
Archive of Feelings
Big Anxiety Festival
After Walter Hopps
Soft in the Middle and everywhere else
Gertrude St Projection Festival
The humbleness and the cut-away
RMIT Masters Graduate Exhibition
OH! We had a time
Backyard bungalow Melbourne, Performance dinner party
Campbell Arcade Melbourne, Group show
QIQ Gallery Volume VI
Online group show
Melbourne Fringe Festival
Online group show
Melbourne public toilet locations
Apartment Melbourne, Group show.
COALESCE One Night Stand
Evie’s Disco Diner, Group show
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
Slow Formation, Tense Apparition
Ours Space Melbourne, Solo Show
Black Lake Studios Melbourne, Group show
Off the Kerb Melbourne, Solo show
Ours Space Melbourne, Group show
Lightspace Brisbane, Group show
Nothing to see here
Loading Dock Brisbane, Solo show
The Box Monthly
The Box Gallery Brisbane, Group show
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
Evan Lowenstein Award 2021
SITUATE Residency RMIT Feb-May 2022
Rainbow Residency July 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
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
Punctum INC Volunteer for The way, the water, the walk
GAC ‘Geelong Sweats’ Set/costume design
Creative Director ‘Home Frenzy/Vogue Living’
Set/costume design for ‘The Kick Inside’
Catering/Food styling for Corepret