Anne Mestitz is a visual artist and intuitive maker whose primary focus is on colour, form and line as a means of expression. Underpinning these formal devices is an enquiry into the complicity of the viewer, the nature of visual perception, making “concrete” sensation and the role of aesthetic experience in the work.

Anne completed a PhD in 2011 and has taught Sculpture and Drawing at the Tasmanian College of the Arts on a casual basis over several years. Recently Anne visited New York for a month as a result of being the Tasmanian recipient of the Qantas Award.


Art Guide Australia
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Born 1958
Lives and works Hobart
2020 Image Object Mona Foma Launceston
Women’s Art Prize Tasmania Finalist
Commission Entrance Foyer, Marriott Hotel Consortium, Tasman Hotel, Hobart
2019 Winner Lloyd Rees Art Prize, Colville Gallery, Hobart
Spectra, Colville Gallery, Hobart
xxv+celebrate Stephen Mclaughlin Gallery, Melbourne
2018 Hutchins Australian Contemporary Art Prize, Hobart
Timbre, Colville Gallery, Hobart
Annual Artists Show, Colville Gallery, Hobart
2017 The Unnameable Sound of a Bell: Ellipsis Gallery, Langford120, Melbourne
Semi-finalist Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
Annual Artists Show Coville Gallery, Hobart
2015 Mad women in the attic: Plimsol Gallery, Hobart. Curators: Mary Scott and Maria Kunda
Standback: MAC, Moonah, Hobart. Curator: Josie Hurst
2014 Blue Works: Langford120, Melbourne. Curator: Wilma Tabacco
SNO 101: SNO, Marrickville, Sydney. Curator: Susan Andrews
2013 The Z Factor: Plimsol Gallery, Hobart. Curator: Meg Keating
Tasmanian recipient of the Qantas Foundation Art Award
2012 Sculpture Now: Colville Gallery, Hobart.
Frames of Reference: Langford120, Melbourne. Curator: Wilma Tabacco
2011 PhD completed, UTAS, Hobart
2010 Online(fishing): Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart. Curator: John Vella
Conceptual: CAST Gallery, Hobart. Curator: Colin Langridge
2009 Tilted Constant: a site-referenced installation at Pigment Gallery, Melbourne
OMG: a site-referenced installation at Entrepot Gallery, Hobart
Hobart City Art Prize: finalist exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Chance Encounters: South Australian School of Art Gallery, Adelaide (see below)
Chance Encounters: Ten Days on the Island Festival, Long Gallery, Hobart, Curators: Maria Kunda and Mary Knights
Tasmania 1:100000 Mapping the Island: Ten Days on the Island Festival, Hobart, Curators: Penny Carey-Wells and Dianne Perndt
Geometric Nature: Devonport Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania. Curator: Lucy Hawthorne
2008 Ephemeral Art at the Invisible Lodge: Freycinet National Park, Tasmania
Sweet Observations of an Interior World: Devonport Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania. Curator: Jane Stewart
Delivery: Plimsol Gallery, Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart
2007 Revelation: Port Arthur Project, Tasmania. Curators: Noel Frankham and Julia Clark
Electric Love: Bett Gallery, Hobart
2006 Object: 5 Tasmanian Sculptors: Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania
2005 Resonator: Long Gallery, Hobart. Curator: Derek Hart
Vehicle: CAST gallery, Hobart. Curator: Felix Ratcliff
Hwy#2:10 Days on the Island (Forth). Curator: Jane Deeth
Acidophilus: 10 Days on the Island, TMAG Hobart. Curator: John Vella
Against the wall: Inflight Gallery, Hobart, a collaboration with Ona Kaukenas
2004 to gaze and to glance: solo installation at Kelly’s Garden, Hobart
2001 Drawing the Line: a solo installation at Foyer café, Hobart
Sculpture by the Sea: Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania. Curators: David Handley and Dick Bett
Island Postcards: Ten Days on the Island Festival. Curators: Penny Carey-Wells and Di Perdnt
1999 Sculpture by the Sea: Bondi Beach, Sydney. Curator: David Handley
Hatched: PICA, W.A.
1998 Sculpture by the Sea: Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania. Curator: David Handley


Art Bank
Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery