JCG recognises that now more than ever we need to support our local creatives and through #support4WAartists we will highlight a different WA practitioner each week.

This week we feature Anna Louise Richardson.

Anna is an artist and independent curator living and working on a cattle farm south of Perth, WA. Anna is co-curating the upcoming Alternative Archive exhibition at JCG AND is also working on the 2020 John Stringer Prize, also to be held at JCG. While these shows are temporarily on hold, we thought we’d share what Anna has been up to in her studio!

Anna, began 2020 with a solo show @galeriepompom in Sydney. We should be more afraid of the sun than the moon featured a new series of drawings that investigate familiar and domestic objects and what they tell us about our past, our present and our future. The works, including household hazards from poison to power cords highlight the proximity of danger present in everyday life, particularly those that underline parental worry. For the show Anna developed customised wallpaper representing a selection of her drawings to date, populating the walls with a menagerie of animals that surround her children’s lives.
We are very lucky because Anna has made decals of her drawings and her wallpaper available to purchase online!
What better way to support a WA artist in this difficult time AND make your home more beautiful during this isolation period.