Anna Rowbury is an artist who creates painterly three-dimensional still lives. Drawing on classical expressions of nature morte and landscapes, her works explore the subtleties of memory and textures. With an emphasis on patina of objects, age, wear and muted colours of surface, there is often a nostalgic element to her work.
Rowbury explored painting and drawing before settling on ceramics and sculptural components. Sometimes using constructed elements, sound and found objects she recreates emotive and ethereal spaces in her installation works. In removing objects from traditional modes of presentation (wall, easel or plinth) Rowbury produces environments that shifts the work from the literal to the poetic. She is inspired by spaces and their atmosphere as well as the objects found within them.
In 2012, Anna completed her BA Fine Art (Ceramics) degree at RMIT University Melbourne, and was awarded an ArtStart grant from the Australia Council for the Arts in July 2013. Anna is currently undertaking a 2-year Master of Contemporary Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.