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Annie O'Rourke is an artist living and working in Brisbane, Australia.
Her work reveals an enduring interest in the human figure and its relationship to its environment, with recent bodies of work exploring the depiction of women in Australian visual culture and the creation of cultural myths. The pencil under-drawings remain an integral part of the work, revealing the processes of making and the constructed nature of imagery.
Annie's work We live in a beautiful country has been included in TRACE 2019, a festival which takes artworks out of the gallery and into novel settings around West End. The work is available for auction at traceart.com.au
Annie has recently been awarded the Painting Category Prize in the 2019 Moreton Bay Art Awards, for her painting I will go quietly (top page). Thanks to the Moreton Bay Art Awards and judge Megan Williams of USC Gallery.
In April 2019, Annie's work appeared in FADED: Painting Toward the Invisible, curated by Dr Julie Fragar, at POP Gallery in Brunswick St, New Farm.
Annie's work has recently been featured in the exhibition Self-Dissection, with fellow artists Alannah Dair, Vicky Satchwell and Natalie Wood, at Grey Street Gallery, Queensland College of Art South Bank.
In 2018, Annie won the Milburn Prize for her painting We Live in a
Beautiful Country. Thank you to the Brisbane Institute of Art and to
judge Renai Grace of the Museum of Brisbane.
Annie's work Sacrifice in the Wilderness (Lindy Chamberlain paintings) was also Highly Commended in the Clayton Utz Art Award 2018. Thanks to Clayton Utz and Lethbridge Gallery and judge William Platz.
Annie's work The thing that happened on St Valentine's Day was selected as a finalist in the 2018 Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize (Emerging Category) at the National Art School Gallery in Darlinghurst, Sydney. Sincere thanks to Jenny Watson for nominating Annie for inclusion in the prize.
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