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 for Drawing.

Ana Pollak

1958 Born in Sydney
1987-present lives and works on Dangar Island, NSW


Solo exhibitions

2012 The Edge Art Space, Brooklyn, NSW
2010 Sara Roney Gallery, Sydney
2009 Ace Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
2008 Sara Roney Gallery, Sydney
2007 Sara Roney Gallery, Sydney


Selected Group exhibitions

2018 Nock Art Foundation, Hong Kong
2017 Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Sydney
2017 Defiance Gallery, Sydney
2016 Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Sydney
2016 Salon Des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2016 Dobell, Australian Drawing Biennial,Art Gallery NSW, Sydney
2016 Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Sydney
2013 The Edge Art Space, Brooklyn
2013 Artarmon Galleries, Sydney
2012 Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW
2012 Blacktown Art Centre, Sydney, NSW
2012 Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW
2008 ANU Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra
2008 Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW
2008 Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Sydney
2005 Spirit Level Designs, Sydney
2005 Manning Regional Gallery, NSW
2005 Wollongong City Art Gallery, Wollongong
2003 Artarmon Galleries, Sydney.



1978-80 Diploma of Art, Alexander Mackie School of Art, Sydney.
1976 Studies in Drawing, Byam Shaw School of Painting & Drawing, London


Grants & Awards

2017 Arts Residency, Nock Art Foundation, Hong Kong.
2007 Dobell Prize for Drawing, Australia.
1983 Experimental Film Grant; Australian Film Commission.
1980-84 Artist in residence, North Rocks School for Blind Children, Sydney; Australia Council with School P & C.



Art Gallery of NSW



2014 Anne Ryan: Drawing Out, Dobell Australian Drawing Biennale 2014, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2012 Hendrik Kolenberg; Helen Campbell; Anne Denham Ryan: Contemporary Australian Drawing. 20 years of the Dobell Prize for Drawing, essay, Art Gallery of NSW
2012 Li, Wenmi, Abdullahj M I Syed. Remarking/Remaking: contemporary Australian drawing connections, Blacktown Arts Centre
2008 Cummings, Elisabeth: Downstream, Catalogue introduction, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
Cross, Elizabeth: Seventh Drawing Biennale, Catalogue essay, ANU Drill Hall Gallery
Sykes, Jill: How last year’s Dobell was spent, Look, July
2007 Smee, Sebastian: Pencil it in, Weekend Australian, September 8-9
McDonald, John: Insistent work a brave choice, SMH, August 24
Schwartzkoff, Louise: Up the creek without a palette, SMH, August 24
Smee, Sebastian: Perfect example of where to draw the line, The Australian, August 24
Higson, Rosalie: Oysters the pearl of Dobell Prize, The Australian, August 24