Anna Finlayson is a Melbourne based artist who, over the last 20 years has worked with sculpture, installation, painting and drawing. Anna has exhibited in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and in France. for the last 5 years Anna has lived much of the year in regional France, but has continued to exhibit regularly in Australia. Anna is represented by Sarah Scout Gallery, Melbourne.
The greater part of my work is site specific installation/sculpture. Ephemeral forms imposed/created within a space, relating to and relying on the architecture of a specific space. Often fabricated using pre-existing objects (eg. plastic balls or eelectrical cable) these works can be translated or transformed into similar works in different environments or revived with slightly different form and/or slightly different intention in other locations.
Over the last 6 years drawing has become an important part of my practice. It is with works on paper that I can explore textures and paterns and play with optical and visual illusions. much of my recent drawing is greatly influenced by my early studies as a textile designer, repetition and graphic motifs are oftern used.
All images courtesy the artist and Sarah Scout, Melbourne.