Anna Carey completed a Bachelor of Visual Media with Honours (first class) at Queensland College of Art and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies with QCA. She has exhibited at Photo la, Los Angeles; Artereal Gallery, Sydney; Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane; dlux Media Arts, Federation Square Melbourne and the Museum of Brisbane. She has been shortlisted in numerous prizes including The Churchie National Emerging Art Award, The Queensland Regional Art Awards and the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award which she received the acquisition award. Her work has been acquired by the National Gallery of Australia, Artbank, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, University of Queensland, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, National Gallery of Australia and numerous private collections.
“My work interweaves photography, model-making, film and drawing to create fictive architectural spaces based on familiar iconic architecture. My fascination with this style of architecture was instilled through my childhood experiences of growing up on the Gold Coast and being surrounded by the beach shacks and hotels that emerged in the post war boom times. I am interested in the feelings of illusion and displacement that occur when encountering these familiar transient architectural spaces.
The body of work Twilight is based on my experiences of the Gold Coast as well as the cities it has copied such as Los Angeles and Las Vegas. When encountering these familiar spaces in America, memories from the Gold Coast form part of these engagements. The work explores this experience of mixed memories in which I construct architectural models based on memories and imaginations of all three cities, as a result the spaces become hybrid. The ambiguous models are photographed to further heighten the illusion of space, similarly to the disorientating experience I encounter within these spaces.”
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