Anne Bennett
Visual artist, curator and educator
Having been born in Ivanhoe and raised in Heidelberg, Anne returned to live and work in the Banyule area in 2007. Anne's visual art practice encompasses drawing, printmedia, works on paper, painting, artists books, installation, curatorial projects, museum practice and writing. For many years Anne has explored Garden of Eden themes in order to probe Western ideas of duality. More recently Anne has focused on the Nature/ Culture divide and issues of water and revegetation along the Yarra River.

Anne has held 15 individual exhibitions since 1986 including shows at Tolarno Galleries, Pinacotheca, numerous institutional galleries around Australia. Most recently Anne has staged solo shows at the Post Office Gallery at Federation University, Ballarat and at The Front, Docklands. She has also participated in excess of 70 group exhibitions, including curated shows at National Gallery of Victoria, regional galleries around Australia and also galleries in Korea, China, Lithuania and UK.

Anne has also curated and project managed numerous group touring exhibitions to community, university and regional galleries throughout Victoria. Most notably in 2018 Anne curated the exhibition States of Being: The elemental importance of water, Hatch Contemporary Arts Space, Ivanhoe. Anne has also taught widely, including at NMIT and Melbourne Polytechnic.
Anne Bennett
Illustration/Drawing, Installation, Painting, Printmaking
Curating. Arts Writing / Research
Workshops/demonstrations/master-classes/presentations, Writing services, Residency – community, in school, Professional development training, Project management, Touring shows, Exhibitions, Curating, Art instructions/lessons
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Adults, General public, Men, People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, People living with disabilities, School children, Seniors, Women, Young people
2018 Artist in Residence, Testing Grounds in collaboration with sound artist Alice Bennett
2016 Named on Dean's Honours List for academic excellence in Art Curatorship, The University of Melbourne
2014 Artist in Residence, The Front, Docklands Drive, Docklands
2012 Printmaking Artist-In-Residence Federation University (Ballarat)
2008 Monash University Postgraduate Travel Award
2007 Monash University Equity Postgraduate Travel Award
2007 Search For The Impossible, Books 07 Acquisition Award
2000 Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery Acquisition Award
2000 Artistcare Art Award
1998 Walker Street Gallery Award
1987 Desiderius Orban Award, Australia Council

2006 Swan Hill Acquisitive prize
2006 Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australian Museum
2006 Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery
2004 John Leslie Art Prize (in conjunction with Kari Henriksen).
PhD (Visual Arts) - Monash University
Master of Art Curatorship - University of Melbourne
Master of Fine Art - University of Tasmania
Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art - Painting) RMIT
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE) - NMIT/ MRWED