BIOGRAPHY

Anne Spudvilas is an established portrait painter and award-winning illustrator of children’s books who has also worked as a courtroom artist for the Melbourne media.
Anne's portraits have been selected in major portrait competitions including the Archibald and Doug Moran Prizes and she has completed public commissions for the City of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government. Her work is in collections in Australia, USA, Europe and Asia.

Her first picture book The Race was awarded the Crichton Award for Illustration and CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia) Honour Book. In 2000 she won CBCA Picture Book of the Year with Jenny Angel, which was also shortlisted for the NSW Premiers Award.
In 2008 The Peasant Prince won the NSW Premier's Award (Patricia Wrightson Prize), the Australian Book Industry Award for Younger Readers and the Queensland Premiers Award.

Anne's designs were used by Australia Post for the 2006 Australian Christmas stamps.

In recent years Anne has included printmaking in her practice with an emphasis on etchings and monoprints. She lives on the confluence of the Murray and Darling Rivers at Wentworth in New South Wales where she runs workshops at her print studio Riverbank Press. 

 

Awards

2012 -  Peoples Choice  - Swan Hill Acquisitive Art Award

2003 -  Peoples Choice  - Hidden Faces of the Archibald

 

Book Awards

2008 -  The Peasant Prince, NSW Premier's Award, Patricia Wrightson Prize

            Queensland Premier's Award

            Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Honour Book

            Australian Book Industry Award for Younger Readers

2007 -  Woolvs in the Sitee, CBCA Honour Book, Aurealis Award

2005 -  The Silver Donkey, CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers

2002 -  In My Backyard, CBCA shortlisted book

2000 -  Jenny Angel, CBCA Picture Book of the Year, Shortlisted for NSW Premiers Award

1996 -  The Race, Crichton Award for Illustration, CBCA Honour Book, Certificate of Merit -

          Human Rights Awards

 

Portrait Competition selections

2006 -  Hidden Faces of the Archibald, Crown Towers

2006 -  Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, NSW State Library,

2003 -  Winner People's  Choice - Hidden Faces of the Archibald, Crown Towers

2002 -  Salon des Refuses, Barn Gallery, Montsalvat

2002 -  Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist, S.H. Ervin Gallery

2000 -  Archibald Prize finalist, NSW Art Gallery, George  Adams Gallery

1999 -  Archibald Prize, George Adams Gallery

1997 -  Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist. S.H Ervin Gallery

1996 -  Doug Moran National Portrait Prize finalist, NGV Sydney & regional tour

1995 -  Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist, S.H. Ervin Gallery

 

Solo Exhibitions

2014 -  The Unknown Wearer, Mario's Cafe, Fitzroy

        Our Village in the Sky, original artwork, The Art Vault Mildura

        Influence, Artback Gallery, Wentworth

2013 -  Response (to the river), The Art Vault Mildura

2012 -  The Unknown Wearer, The Art Vault Mildura

2010 -  The Peasant Prince, original artwork, Maroondah Gallery, Ringwood

2008 -  The Peasant Prince, original artwork, Fremantle Children's Literature Centre

2007 -  Woolvs in the Sitee, original artwork, Fremantle Children's Literature Centre

        The Peasant Prince, original artwork, Books Illustrated, Port Melbourne

2006 -  Ebi's Boat, original artwork, Artspace, Federation Square

        Woolvs in the Sitee, original artwork, Books Illustrated, Port Melbourne

2004 -  The Silver Donkey, original artwork, North Fitzroy Star

2001 -  In My Backyard, original artwork, Geelong Gallery

        Jenny Angel, original artwork, Books Illustrated, Port Melbourne

2000 -  Jenny Angel, complete illustrations,  Fremantle Children's Literature Centre

1996 -  Bright Star - complete illustrations, collection of Fremantle Children's

            Literature Centre

        The Race, artwork and working drawings, Books Illustrated, Pt Melbourne

1985 -  Selected works on canvas - Earl Gallery Geelong

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 -  The March Collection, Tussock Upstairs Gallery, Pt. Lonsdale

        Australian Print Triennial Prize, Art Vault Mildura

        Opening exhibition, Queenscliff Workshop & Gallery 

2014 -  Affordable Xmas Show, Tussock Upstairs Gallery, Pt. Lonsdale

        Explorations, Australian Print Workshop, Fitzroy

2013 -  Affordable Xmas Show, Tussock Upstairs Gallery, Pt. Lonsdale

        Hello from Australia, Capital Library Beijing

2012 -  Impressions, Australian Print Workshop

        Look!  Australian Picture Book Illustrators, State Library of Victoria

        The Picture Book Art of Legge and Spudvilas, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery

        Affordable Xmas Show, Tussock Upstairs Gallery, Pt. Lonsdale

        Swan Hill Acquisitive Art Award, Swan Hill Gallery

        Recent work, Cambridge Studio Gallery

        New Work, Tussock Upstairs Gallery, Pt. Lonsdale

        The Art of the Australian Picture Book, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong

2011 -  Recent Work, monoprints and collagraphs, Red Gallery, Nth Fitzroy

        Vale Street Studios group show, St Kilda Town Hall, St. Kilda

2010 -  Impressions, Australian Print Workshop, Fitzroy

2008 -  Mask, Angela Robarts-Bird Gallery, Port Melbourne

        Dressed Up, Angela Robarts-Bird Gallery, Port Melbourne

2007 -  Hutchins Drawing Prize, Hobart

        Big and Small, Australian Print Workshop, Fitzroy

        Gasworks Fabulous Nudes, Gasworks Park, Pt. Melbourne

        Cut, Torn, Folded, Drawn, Flinders Upstairs Gallery, Melbourne

2006 -  Impressions, Australian Print Workshop, Fitzroy

        Linden Postcard Show, St. Kilda

2005 -  Transit, Australian Print Workshop, Fitzroy

        Black and White Books, Artisan Books, Fitzroy

        Five Illustrators, Ipswich Regional Gallery

2004 -  Practice in Process, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick

        Impressions, Australian Print Workshop, Fitzroy

        The Time Image, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick

2003 -  Outfit, Dante's Upstairs, Fitzroy

        My Place, Books Illustrated Pt Melbourne, Frankston Gallery, Seoul Arts Centre

                   Korea, Hamilton Gallery

2002 -  Salon des Refuses, Barn Gallery, Montsalvat

        IAA 9x5 Show, Victoria Arts Centre, Melbourne

        Black and White Show, Jackman Gallery St. Kilda

        Backyards, Bush and Beaches, Dromkeen Literature Centre, Riddells Ck

        Lygon St. Studios group show, East Brunswick

2001 -  Geelong Print Prize, Geelong Art Gallery

        Youth Voice, Youth Choice - Jenny Angel artwork, Dromkeen, Riddells Ck

        Portraits 2001-an Australian Odyssey, Tweed Shire Council travelling exhibition

        Illustration  Exhibition, CBCA conference, Perth

2000 -  Creating the Character - Dromkeen, Riddells Ck

        Not-so-shortlist Exhibition, Books Illustrated, Port Melbourne

        The Family in Picture Books, Dromkeen, Riddells Ck

 

Published Picture Books

2015 -  Where's Jessie, Janeen Brian, National Library of Australia

2014 -  Our Village in the Sky, Janeen Brian, Allen&Unwin

2012 -  The Moon Shines out of the Dark, Stephanie Dowrick, Allen&Unwin

2010 -  Night School, Isobelle Carmody, Penguin Books

2007 -  The Peasant Prince, Li Cunzin, Penguin Books

2006 -  Woolvs in the Sitee, Margaret Wild, Penguin Books

     -  Ebi's Boat, Claire Saxby, Windy Hollow Books

2003 -  Baby Days, Ian Bone, Omnibus Books

2001 -  In My Backyard, Nette Hilton, Lothian

1999 -  Jenny Angel, Margaret Wild, Penguin Books

1997 -  Bright Star, Gary Crew, Lothian

1996 -  Big Cat Dreaming, Margaret Wild, Penguin Books

1995 -  The Race, Christobel Mattingley, Scholastic

 

Illustrated Novels

2011 -  Mr. Moonlight, Jane Carroll, Penguin Books

2010 -  Joe's Boat, Raewyn Caisley, Penguin Books

        A Long Way Home, Carmel Reilly, Pearson

2009 -  Saving Moonbeam, Sherryl Clark, Penguin Books

2006 -  The Girl Who Fell Into a Book, Julia Lawrence, Penguin Books

2004 -  The Silver Donkey, Sonya Hartnett, Penguin Books

2000 -  The Card Thief, Andrew Whitmore, Scholastic

        Dolphin's Dance, Jutta Goetze, Blackdog Books

        Rescue at Ruapehu, Raewyn Caisley, Rigby Literacy Collections

1999 -  The Millstone, Michael O'Hara, Lothian

1998 -  The Goddess, Robin Klein, Lothian

        The Secret, Sophie Masson, Reed

1996 -  Winter in France, Sophie Masson, Reed

        The Red Shoes, Isobelle Carmody, Lothian

1994 -  Tiger's Milk, Christobel Mattingley, Scholastic

1993 -  The Crossing Log, Ann Whitehead, Scholastic

        The Opera Club, Sophie Masson, Reed

        The Cousin from France, Sophie Masson, Reed  

 

Guest Speaker - Children's Literature

2014 -  Booked In Literature Festival, Uralla NSW

2013 -  Inaugural Booked In Literature Festival, Uralla NSW

        Australian Writers' Week, Beijing

        Shanghai Literature Festival, Shanghai

2012 -  Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Bali

        Curtis Coast Carnivale, Gladstone, Queensland

2011 -  Ipswich Children's Literature Festival, Queensland

2008 -  Ho Chi Minh International School artist in residence, Vietnam

2006 -  Istanbul Internationa Community School, Turkey

2005 -  Ipswich Children's Literature Festival, Queensland

2004 -  Townsville Literature Festival, Queensland

2003 -  Prem Centre, Chiang Mai,Thailand

2002 -  Perth CBC 6th National Conference

1999 -  American International School, Vilnius Lithuania

1998 -  Hanoi International School, Vietnam

        Literacy Seminar, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba 

 

Residencies

2014 -  University of New England, Armidale, NSW

2013 -  Australian Print Workshop artist in residence, Fitzroy

2012 -  Trentham Primary School artist in residence, Trentham

        Belmont Primary School artist in residence, Brisbane

        Printmaking residency The Art Vault, Mildura

2011 -  Artist in schools, Camberwell Girls Grammar, Camberwell

        Retreat Fellowship, Varuna Writers' Residence, Katoomba

        Printmaking residency The Art Vault, Mildura

2008 -  Retreat Fellowship, Varuna Writers' Residence, Katoomba

2007 -  Artist in Residence,  MacKillop College, Werribee

2005 -  Retreat Fellowship, Varuna Writers' Residence, Katoomba

2004 -  May Gibbs Fellowship, Adelaide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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