Biography

Ana Pollak lives and works on Dangar Island on the Hawkesbury River. She began her art studies at the Byam Shaw School of Painting and Drawing in London in 1976 and at Alexander Mackie School of Art from 1978 to 1980. Her involvement with film began in 1980. From 1981 – 1983 she created the […]

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Ana Pollak was born in Sydney in 1958. Since 1987, Ana has lived and worked on Dangar Island in New South Wales, Australia. Her Solo Exhibitions include showings at the Sara Roney in Sydney and the Ace gallery at the Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. In 2009 Ana Pollak was awarded the Dobell Prize […]

Dobell

When an ‘unknown’ artist wins a major art prize with a work that is refreshingly understated in our highly coloured, upfront world, the impact is amplified. So it was with the 2007 Dobell Prize for Drawing, won by Ana Pollak with Mullet Creek, an oyster lease not far from her home on the Hawkesbury River.

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Palimpsest an Exhibition of new work

Palimpsest an Exhibition of new work

Palimpsest, opens 19th September 2020 at Defiance Gallery, Mary Place, Paddington, Sydney The title for this show comes from the noun. a manuscript on which two or more successive texts have been written, each one being erased to make room for the next. Palimpsest sums up the layered nature of the process of the paintings […]

‘r’ a hand drawn portrait film

‘r’ a hand drawn portrait film

Over most of 2019 I made “r”, an abstracted hand drawn portrait film of a friend to explore feelings of world weariness. For “r” I wanted the line quality to be energetic and spontaneous. However, dynamic drawing is not an easy fit with animation as this medium requires meticulous and minimal transitions between each image. […]

Nock Art Foundation Residency, Hong Kong

Nock Art Foundation Residency, Hong Kong

In April 2017 I was granted an arts residency in Hong Kong with the Nock Art Foundation for two months. While in Hong Kong I sought out both traditional and contemporary Chinese Calligraphers. The Calligraphers whom I met generously shared their ideas, knowledge and philosophies about their painting and calligraphy. Their passion and dedication to […]