30 July - 3 August 2008
about the exhibition
Anna Eggert is well known across Australia for her stainless steel figurative sculpture. She has recently approached found materials for the first time, creating works that celebrate the importance of the hand and its integral role in technology. Using hand tools and everyday objects along with coloured cabling, rhythmic abstract forms take shape through the process of making, but are also informed by a consideration of the utilitarian function of the recycled materials from which they are composed. Her skilful transformations are concerned with history and present, with object and viewer and with the ability of artists to transform their understanding of the world into works of beauty and significance. In 2001 Anna was a finalist in the Wynne Prize Exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW and in 2003, was a finalist in both the National Sculpture Prize (NGA) and the McClelland Sculpture Award. Her work is represented in various public collections including the Alice Springs Art Foundation, Macquarie University (Sydney), the ICON Museum of Art at Deakin University in Melbourne and the Canberra Museum and Gallery.