Dr Anne Bennett holds a PhD from Monash University, MFA University of Tasmania and a BA (Painting) RMIT. Her visual art practice encompasses drawing, printmedia, works on paper, painting, artists’ books, installation, curatorial projects and writing.
Anne has held 13 solo exhibitions since 1986 including Tolarno Galleries, Pinacotheca, numerous institutional galleries around Australia and most recently the Faculty Gallery at Monash University. She has also participated in excess of 60 group exhibitions, including curated shows at National Gallery of Victoria and galleries in Korea, China, Lithuania and UK.
Anne has curated numerous touring exhibitions, including "Federation Dreaming" 2001-2, "Art Animals: animals as metaphor" 2000-1, Paper Animals: animals as metaphor" 2004-7. Her most current curatorial project is "Seeing Artists Books as Research" at the Royal Society of Victoria.
She has also authored a number of catalogue essays and papers for various national and international conferences and is an experienced arts educator and guest lecturer. Ongoing research interests include a critical engagement with animals as metaphor and the legacy of Western thought in visual culture.