Anne Mestitz's BIOGRAPHY


2011 PhD (Research) TSA/UTAS

2004 MFA (Research) TSA/UTAS

1999 BFA with first-class Honours (Sculpture), HF, TSA/UTAS


2017  The Unnameable Sound of a Bell: Ellipsis Gallery, Langford120, Melbourne

2009 Tilted Constant: a site-referenced installation at Pigment Gallery, Melbourne

2009 OMG: a site-referenced installation at Entrepot Gallery, Hobart

2007 Electric Love: Bett Gallery, Hobart

2004 to gaze and to glance: Kelly’s Garden, Hobart

2001 Drawing the Line: a solo installation at Foyer café, Hobart

1997 Impulse: Fine Arts Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart


2021 Commission for new Marriot Luxury Hotel, Murray Street, Hobart – opening December 2021

2021 Abstraction 21 Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne (on now)

2021 Finalist Nillumbik Contemporary Art Prize

2021 Mayday: Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne. Curated by Stephen Wickham

2020 Finalist Tasmanian Women’s Art Prize

2020 Of colour and light: West End Art Space, Melbourne

2019 Celebrate 25: Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne. Curated by Stephen Wickham.

2018 Curator of Beyond the Field (still) : Contemporary Art Tasmania and Moonah Arts Centre, Hobart. Seventeen artists and associated forum and events.

2018 Finalist Hutchins Art Prize

2018 Abstraction18 : Langford120, Melbourne. Curators : Wilma Tabacco and Stephen Wickham

2018 EdgeLangford120, Melbourne. Curator: Irene Barberis

2017 The Unnameable Sound of a Bell: Ellipsis Gallery, Langford120, Melbourne

2017 Semi-finalist Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

2015 Mad women in the attic: Plimsol Gallery, Hobart.  Curators: Mary Scott and   Maria Kunda

2015 Standback: MAC, Moonah, Hobart.  Curator: Josie Hurst

2014 AAANZ GEOcritical Exhibition, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston. Curator: Natalie Holtsbaum

2014 SNO 101: SNO, Marrickville, Sydney.  Curator: Susan Andrews

2013 The Z Factor: Plimsol Gallery, Hobart.  Curator: Meg Keating

2012  Frames of Reference: Langford120, Melbourne.  Curator: Wilma Tabacco

2010 Online(fishing): Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart.  Curator: John Vella

2010 Conceptual: CAST Gallery, Hobart.  Curator: Colin Langridge

2009 Hobart City Art Prize: finalist exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

2009 Chance Encounters: South Australian School of Art Gallery, Adelaide (see below)

2009 Chance Encounters: Ten Days on the Island Festival, Long Gallery, Hobart, Curators: Maria Kunda and Mary Knights

2009 Tasmania 1:100000 Mapping the Island: Ten Days on the Island Festival, Hobart. Curators: Penny Carey-Wells and Dianne Perndt

2009 Geometric Nature: Devonport Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania.  Curator: Lucy Hawthorne

2008 Ephemeral Art at the Invisible Lodge: Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, (in collaboration with Sculpture by the Sea), Curators: Peter Timms, Dick Bett and David Handley

2008 Sweet Observations of an Interior World: Devonport Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania.  Curator: Jane Stewart

2007 Revelation: Port Arthur Project (Ten Days on the Island Festival): Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasmania.  Curators: Noel Frankham and Julia Clark

2006 Ephemeral Art at the Invisible Lodge: Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, (in collaboration with Sculpture by the Sea).  Curators: Bridget Arkless, Dick Bett and David Handley

2005 Resonator: Long Gallery, Hobart.  Curator: Derek Hart

2005 Vehicle: CAST gallery, Hobart.  Curator: Felix Ratcliff

2005 Hwy#2:10 Days on the Island (Forth).   Curator: Jane Deeth

2005 Acidophilus: 10 Days on the Island, TMAG Hobart.  Curator: John Vella

2001 Sculpture by the Sea: Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania (part of Ten Days on the Island  Festival).  Curators: David Handley and Dick Bett

2001 Island Postcards: State Library of Tasmania, Hobart (part of Ten Days on the Island Festival).  Curators: Penny Carey-Wells and Di Perdnt   

1999 Sculpture by the Sea: Bondi Beach, Sydney.  Curator: David Handley

1998 Sculpture by the Sea: Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania.  Curator: David Handley


2019  Self-portrait show: Colville Gallery, Hobart.

2019 Works on paper: Colville Gallery, Hobart

2018 Timbre : Colville Gallery, Hobart

2018 Curator of Beyond the Field (still) : Contemporary Art Tasmania and Moonah Arts

2012 Sculpture Now:  Colville Gallery, Hobart.

2008 Delivery: Plimsol Gallery, Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart

2006 Object: 5 Tasmanian Sculptors: Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania

2005 Against the wall: Inflight Gallery, Hobart, a collaboration with Ona Kaukenas

2003 Hutchins Art Prize: Long Gallery, Hobart

2003 Poimena Art Award: Poimena Gallery, Launceston

2003 Linden Postcard Show: Linden  Gallery, Melbourne

2001 Halfway there: (current postgraduate student show at the University of Tasmania) Plimsol Gallery, Hobart Tasmania

1999 Hatched: PICA, W.A.


2019 Winner the Lloyd Rees art prize for the best depiction of light in the landscape

2013 Tasmanian recipient of the Qantas Foundation Art Award

2008 Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) for PhD research

1999 Sculpture by the Sea Sydney (awarded exhibition at Access Gallery, Sydney)

1999 University of Tasmania Honours Scholarship

1998 Winner Sculpture by the Sea / Roaring Beach, Tasmania:  $5000 Blundstone Sculpture Award

1998 Moonah Arts Centre Artist in Residence Grant (with Brigita Ozolins)


2011 Sculpture by the Sea: the first fifteen years 1997-2011


Tasmanian Museum and At Gallery

Justin Art House Museum