Annie O'Rourke

About the Artist

Annie O'Rourke’s work reveals an enduring interest in the human figure and its relationship to its environment, with her most recent body of work exploring the depiction of women in Australian visual culture and the creation of cultural myths. The pencil under-drawings beneath the paint remain an integral part of her work, revealing the processes of making and the constructed nature of imagery.

O’Rourke recently won the Painting Prize in the 2019 Moreton Bay Art Awards and was overall winner of the 2018 Milburn Prize. Highly Commended in the 2018 Clayton Utz Art Award, she was also selected as a finalist in the 2018 Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize (Emerging Category), NAS Gallery, Sydney, on the recommendation of eminent Australian artist Jenny Watson.

We Live in a Beautiful Country
2018
Oil and pencil on board
120 x 90cm
170 Boundary St West End Q 4101
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Venue Snapshot

Hope St Cafe is a social enterprise cafe providing fresh local food and supported employment pathways.

There have been a number of cafes in this mostly commercial premises built in 1983, previously the site of several houses in the middle of West End’s traditional civic precinct. The Lyric Theatre, a few doors downhill and the School of Arts next door uphill were both destroyed by fire in the 1960s. The magnificent Kurilpa Library, part of the civic trio, survives as a much loved presence in the streetscape.


Artists

Richard Bell
‘Dornoch Philosophy’
@ Addwest Shoe & Luggage Repairs
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Natalya Hughes
‘New body (no sag)’
@ The Framer
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Dadang Christanto
‘Ciduk, Siska, Bunuh, Buang IV’
@ Ralph’s Garage
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Judy Napangardi Watson
‘Mina Mina Dreaming’
@ Avid Reader
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Linde Ivimey
‘Sacchuro Mortuis 1’
@ Dresden
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George Gittoes
‘Caryatid’
@ Bill Diacos Barber
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Vernon Ah Kee
‘Love it or fuck off’
@ Open House Collective
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Tony Albert
‘Octagon’
@ Andrew Tanos Pharmacy
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Ross Manning
‘Radial loop’
@ Jet Black Cat Music
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Paul Bai
‘Between Me and the World No.26—Homage to Kazimir Malevich’
@ Open House Collective
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Franck Gohier
‘Sir Joh’
@ Where the Wild Things Are
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Madeleine Kelly
‘Me and My Rhythm Box’
@ Posto
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Margaret Loy Pula
‘Anatye (Bush Potato Dreaming)’
@ Dresden
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Victoria Reichelt
‘The write to be forgotten’
@ The Happy Cabin
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Luke Roberts
‘Pope Alice and Einstein (seated)’
@ The Fat Carrot
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Madonna Staunton
‘Looking at Nietzsche’
@ Hope St Cafe
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Brian Robinson
‘Feeding the family pets’
@ Southbank Locksmiths
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Emerging / Early / Mid Career Artists

Aaron Perkins
‘16 July 2018 (a weary composure skirt his indifference) ’
@ Open House Collective
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Bridie Gillman
‘He pulled a blossom off the tree for me as I left’
@ Avid Reader
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Samuel Tupou
‘Evermore 3.14’
@ Kim Tanh Banh Mi
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Sam Cranstoun
‘Power Structures 7’
@ West End Bakery
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Keith Burt
‘Farther’
@ Hall’s Jewellers & Watchmakers
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Jacinta Giles
‘Persist’
@ Jet Black Cat Music
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Nicola Moss
‘Green Commons I’
@ Addwest Shoe & Luggage Repairs
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Annie O'Rourke
‘We Live in a Beautiful Country’
@ Hope St Cafe
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Ari Athans
‘Arrival XVI’
@ The Framer
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Christopher Bassi
‘Black Cowrie’
@ The Happy Cabin
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Tyza Stewart
‘Right On’
@ Andrew Tanos Pharmacy
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Vanghoua Anthony Vue
‘Untitled Triptych’
@ Ralph’s Garage
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Jackie Ryan
‘Nerd Rage (Cause of Death: Classifieds - Episode 3 Part 2)’
@ Where the Wild Things Are
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Zoe Porter
‘Goat Girls’
@ The Fat Carrot
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Sebastian Moody
‘I can show you, That this world, Is your world’
@ Hong Lan Grocer
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Amy Carkeek
‘You can't learn by forgetting’
@ Hall’s Jewellers & Watchmakers
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Warraba Weatherall
‘Untitled’
@ All venues
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