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Ana Pollak

... I try to capture the essence of it, and play with that essence of movement, because it is all about movement and line and bringing the two together.

Ana Pollak lives and works on Dangar Island. She began her art studies at the Byam Shaw School of Painting and Drawing in London in 1976 and at Alexander Mackie School of Art from 1978 to 1980.

Ana is a tutor for School Student Art Classes


Awards & Qualifications Include

Winner - Dobell Prize for Drawing 2007

Her involvement with film began in 1980. From 1981 - 1983 she created the animated film "Cathedral Forms" to translate the spatial properties of music into moving shapes.

From 1977 - 1983 Ana taught sculpture to children at the North Rocks School for Blind Children, Sydney.

Over the last twenty five years she has been involved in community actions to protect the Hawkesbury River Environment and in community art projects.

After a series of extended drawing trips from 1993 - 2002, with her partner and painter David Collins, Ana decided to focus more fully on drawing.

The awarding of the Dobell Prize for Drawing in 2007, allowed her to work full time on her drawing.

In 2009 she returned to working with film to use time and motion to expand the possibilities of line. Her most recent work " Flux " is an abstracted work that brings together the irregularity of hand drawn mark making with digital technology..