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Annemieke Mein: A Life's Work - A Retrospective


Annemieke Mein: A Life's Work - A Retrospective

2 Mar 2024 – 26 May 2024

Coinciding with Annemieke’s 80th birthday, this major Blockbuster exhibition will provide the most comprehensive retrospective of her work yet seen.

Annemieke Mein OAM is a Dutch-born Australian textile artist, based in Sale, Gippsland, who has drawn acclaim nationally and from abroad for her vivid recreations of Australian native fauna and flora. She was the first textile artist to be made a member of Wildlife Art Society of Australasia and the Australian Guild of Realist Artists. The subjects of her sculpted textiles range from birds, frogs and fish, through to insects such as moths, dragonflies, wasps and grasshoppers. Her fondness for insects and her highly detailed works, often greatly enlarged and showing normally invisible colours and textures, have revealed new aspects of the everyday natural world.

A Life’s Work will be a unique exhibition that will pay tribute to this greatly loved textile artist, who has inspired and influenced vast audiences over many decades.

Image: Annemieke Mein (born The Netherlands 1944; Australia from 1951), Thornbills [detail], 1993. High-relief textile wall sculpture with relief leaves extending beyond the frame, 65 x 92 x 6cm, Private collection.

Gallery Details

Gippsland Art Gallery
70 Foster Street
Sale VIC 3850
T: +61 3 5142 3500
E: galleryenquiries@wellington.vic.gov.au
W: gippslandartgallery.com

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday: 9am–5.30pm
Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: 10am–4pm

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Gallery Info

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We are an LGBTQIA+ friendly organisation and celebrate cultural diversity.