Annette Abolins

Annette AbolinsMy artworks are centred on the figurative and emotional aspects of life, which I explore through painting and drawing. To me, art is as much about understanding life and the world around me, as it is about telling stories and making connections.

 


Qualifications

  • Diploma of Fine Arts (Distinction) – National Art School, Sydney, Australia
  • Diploma of Industrial Ceramics & Design – Keramikskolan – Designhuset, Sweden
  • Fine Arts Certificate Course Screen printing & Photography – Hellidens Folkhögskola, Sweden
  • Fine Arts Studies Visual Arts, Film & Photography – De la Gardiegymnasiet, Sweden
  • Certificate Courses Graphic Design & Adobe Suite – Ourimbah Campus, Australia

 


Professional, Commissioned and Published

  • Art  – works in private & public collections
  • Teaching –  (10 years) Drawing, Design & Ceramics: Newcastle Art School, Australia & Designhuset, Sweden
  • Illustrated Publications
    • Elementary & Intermediate Ceramics Course Handbooks – published by PKI-Skolan – Designhuset, Sweden (1991-1997)
    • Industrial Ceramics – Materials, Chemistry & Quality Control – published by PKI-Skolan – Designhuset, Sweden (1996)
    • Illustrated course material & hand-outs: Newcastle Art School (Ceramics)
  • Graphic Design – logos, branding, publications, advertising & newsletters
  • Web Design – custom layout, styling, branding & ongoing site management
  • Self Published – Custom designed & illustrated tarot & playing cards available on Nine Lives
  • Collaborative – Web & graphic design work with silvertrees web development (2007 – 2014)
  • Commissioned works – book illustrations, murals, private portraits, cartoons & ceramic works.

 


Design & Software skills

Graphic & Web-design / development work since 2007

  • HTML & XHTML | CSS | WordPress
  • Digital Design & Illustration: Adobe® Creative Suite [Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premier Pro, Dreamweaver]
  • Traditional Drawing: Pen & ink, paint, mixed media, photography
  • Developing tools: Notepad++ | WordPress | W3C | Browser tools

 


Selected exhibitions

Read more on the Exhibitions page.

  • As in a Mirror – The Art House, Wyong (2018)
  • Water Lines II – CStudios Gallery, Newcastle (2016)
  • Water Lines I – The Studio Gallery, Gosford Regional Gallery (2015)
  • Ebb and Glow – The Studio Gallery, Gosford Regional Gallery (2013)
  • Being Human – John Paynter Gallery, The Lock-Up, Newcastle (2012)
  • 5 Lands Connections – Copacabana (2012)
  • The Sketchbook Project – Art House Co-op, Brooklyn, NY (2012, 2013)
  • The Limited Edition Sketchbook Project – Art House Co-op, Brooklyn, NY
  • Music From a Farther Room – Gosford Regional Gallery (2009)
  • Launch – Staff Exhibition – Newcastle Art School (2007)
  • Exhibiting with teachers from Newcastle Art School – Wallsend (2007)
  • Clay, Canvas & Paper – Back to Back Galleries, Newcastle (2006)
  • Dröm & Saga – Fridas Hem, Sweden (2004)
  • Gosford Art Prize – Gosford Regional Gallery (2004)
  • Kaleidoscope – Gallery Café, Surry Hills, Sydney (2003)
  • Walls & Floors – Back to Back Galleries, Newcastle (2003)

 

 

 

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