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91 Glebe Point Road

Glebe NSW 2037

P (02) 9552 2833

F (02) 9571 1899

Opening Hours:

Tues - Sunday,

11am - 6pm.

Anne Karakotchian

Anne Karakotchian Image


Anne Karakotchian Image


Anne Karakotchian Image


Anne Karakotchian studied Visual Arts at Sydney College of the Arts and continued her studies with a Diploma in Education. Her second degree in Visual Asts was obtained at the National Arts School in Sydney. Anne currently works as a teacher-lecturer at the Art Gallery of NSW.

Anne Karakotchian's exuberant paintings confront us with abstract and semi-abstract elements which allude to objects, landscapes and memories from her visit to different destinations.

The composition involves ways of creating ideas of light, movement and rhythm. With an emphasis on the natural qualities of paint, proportion, colour, calligraphy and layers. These being the means of communication to works which are full of vitality.

Anne is a keen traveler and her work is a visual diary of her experiences in various locations, sometimes with close friends up in Queensland, travelling to Europe with family or fellow artists at Bundanon. Anne considers even the mundane movements and thoughts in a day to be a journey and worth while documenting if moved too.

The layers lead the viewer to explore the interwoven images like an archaeological dig, thus discovering the personal statement of the painter’s journey. Educational Qualifications




2003 - Bachelor of Visual Arts, National Art School

1997 - Fine Arts Diploma, TAFE Hornsby

1984 - Diploma in Education, Sydney College of Advanced Education

1983 - Degree in Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts

1980 - HSC, Willoughby Girls High School


Other Courses and Developmental Activities


1995-1997 - Life Drawing Classes

1979 - Summer Ceramic Course, University of NSW, Kensington




2002 - Relief Sculpture for Public Display,Sponsored by AGBU


Prizes & Awards


2002 - Art & About - The City as a Canvas

Banner Winner “10am Break, Muffins”

Sponsored by AMP and City of Sydney




2002 - Art & About Banner “10am Break, Muffins”

City of Sydney Art Collection




2009 - Mary Place Gallery

‘Journeys Recollected’

2006 - Centennial Art Exhibition

AGBU Community Hall

2002 - Group Exhibition

“Burn It” Stairwell Gallery

2002 - Group Exhibition

“Organics” Stairwell Gallery

2001 - Entered Crows Nest Art Prize

Included in Group Exhibition

1999 - Entered Crows Nest Art Prize

Included in Group Exhibition

1998 - Solo exhibition at Eryldene

"Garden Impressions"

Displayed 21 works

1997 - AGBU Community Hall

Displayed 5 works

Student Organised Group exhibition


Displayed 6 works

TAFE end of year exhibition

Displayed 2 works

1983 - Sydney College of the Arts student exhibition

Displayed ceramic works