25 May – 11 June 2011: Anne Hastie – @ red gallery

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For a number of years now I have been traveling to China on a regular basis, spending extended time in Beijing as a practicing artist.  These trips have allowed me a period of reflection and productivity not readily achieved in Australia.

The challenge of a harsh winter and the language barrier, together with a diversity of materials encouraging experimentation and surrounding suburbs filled with Chinese and international artists, all make for an exciting and highly creative experience.

My work is firmly based in the physical world.  While references to landscape are imaginary, they are based in that which we can see and touch.  My interests are primarily in re-interpreting the world by imagined aerial perspectives and through microscopic views.

– Anne Hastie

Anne Hastie’s career as an artist spans over thirty years. In 1975 she completed a Diploma of Fine Art (Painting) at the Victorian College of the Arts, followed by a Graduate Diploma in Art and Design at the Phillip Institute of Technology in 1985 and a Master of Fine Art at RMIT University in 2007. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions and has had several solo exhibitions in Melbourne, regional Victoria and Beijing. Her works are in the collections of Victoria University, Melbourne, Melbourne Health – Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Western Health – Sunshine Hospital, Sunshine, and in private collections in Australia, China, USA, Hong Kong, Denmark Canada and New Zealand. This is her third exhibition at red gallery.

To visit Anne Hastie’s website click here.