Ross Annels - Curriculum Vitae

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Ross is a wood artist, sculptor, printmaker and designer - maker of contemporary fine furniture. Ross’ work explores themes of ecology, ecoregionalism and landscape memoir. 

 

His work investigates the partnerships that become possible in the making with natural materials and ways to express the many more-than-human creative practices in the world. 

 

Birdsong becomes furniture, wood grain becomes block prints, leaves become copper sculptures; the politics of humanity rewoven into the ecology of the earth. Ross says, "I hope by building collaborative practice with other artists and with the places we inhabit we might all be inspired to step more joyfully and lightly upon this world, to which all life is inextricably and indivisibly bound.” 

 

Exhibitions and awards

  • 2019 October Analogue Environmental Sound Synthesiser  with Karla Pringle for Floating Land Arts Festival, Boreen Point, Noosa , QLD, Aust.
  • 2019 Summer Rain Benches for Tall Trees 2019, Cooran, QLD
  • 2018 Cross Grain for Complex Grief for Studio Furniture 2018, Bungendore WWG, NSW, Aust
  • 2018 Sitting with the Voice of Trees with Leah Barclay for TreePlace, Noosa Regional Gallery, QLD Aust.
  • 2018 Shemple with Kari for Swell Sculpture Festival, Currumbin, QLD.
  • 2018 Myriapod Table for Wootha Prize, Maleny QLD Award Winner
  • 2016 Regional Marks with Tamsin Kerr, University Gallery, USC, QLD, Aust.
  • 2015 Tree Story, with Tamsin Kerr for LendLease /RNA /Rydges Hotel, Fortitude Valley, QLD, Aust.
  • 2015 Shemple. with Kari, for Floating Land Arts Festival, Boreen Point, Noosa , QLD, Aust.
  • 2014 Grainy Songs, Solo Exhibition, University Sunshine Coast Gallery, QLD, Aust.
  • 2013 Faculty Show, Messsler Gallery, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Maine USA.
  • 2013 Curators Choice, Gympie Regional Gallery, QLD, Aust.
  • 2012 Decoy Saskatchewan Craft Council, Canada.
  • 2012 CraftHaus Scholarship.
  • 2011 At your Service, CraftHaus USA
  • 2010 Sitting Pretty, Crafthaus, USA
  • 2010 Solo Eco-regional Story, Gympie Regional Gallery, QLD, Aust.
  • 2010 Winner Australia Day Creative Award, Sunshine Coast Council
  • 2010 Bug Eyed Gympie Regional Gallery, QLD, Aust.
  • 2009 Wood as Art - featuring Tables, Crafthaus, USA.
  • 2009 Travelling Scholarship Noosa Reg Gallery, QLD, Aust.
  • 2009 Five Senses QLD State Library, QLD, Aust. 
  • 2008 Holzdesign Australien: Wissenschaft im Atelier. Handwerkskammer Rheinhessen, Mainz, Germany.
  • 2008 Art of the Chair Noosa Regional Gallery , QLD, Aust.
  • 2008 Studio Furniture 2008 Bungendore Woodworks, NSW, Aust.
  • 2007 Travelling Scholarship Noosa Regional Gallery, QLD, Aust.
  • 2006 Chainsaw to Fine Furniture Maleny, QLD, Aust.
  • 2005 Please be seated... again Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, NSW, Aust. 
  • 2005 Chainsaw to Fine Furniture Maleny, QLD, Aust.
  • 2004 Please be Seated, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW, Aust.
  • 2004 Australian Wood Review Fine Woodwork Awards Open Award Winner
  • 2004 Contemporary Furniture Exhibition Cooroy, QLD, Aust.
  • 2004 Collectables Craft QLD, Brisbane, QLD, Aust.
  • 2004 Chainsaw to Fine Furniture Maleny, QLD, Aust.
  • 2003 Elemental One,  Noosa Regional Gallery, QLD, Aust.
  • 2003 Sound Builders, QBFM Cooroy, QLD, Aust.
  • 2003 Chainsaw to Fine Furniture Maleny, QLD, Aust.
  • 2002 Contemporary Furniture Exhibition  QLD, Aust Winner Craftsmanship Award
  • 2002 C21 Chair Brisbane City Gallery, QLD, Aust.
  • 2002 Collected: Uncovering the Passion Craft QLD, Brisbane, QLD, Aust.
  • 2002 Big Blue Shed, Noosa Long Weekend, QLD, Aust.
  • 2002 Chainsaw to Fine Furniture Maleny, QLD, Aust.
  • 2001 Contemporary Furniture Exhibition QLD
  • 2001 Chainsaw to Fine Furniture Maleny, QLD, Aust.
  • 2001 Infestation Craft QLD, Brisbane
  • 2001 QCL Regional Arts Award, Logan City Gallery, QLD, Aust. Winner 3d
  • 2001 Dialogue Cooroy, QLD, Aust. 

Professional & Community Involvement

  • 2002-2019 Professional member, Vic Woodworkers Association 
  • 2004-10 Member, US Furniture Society 
  • 2004-6 President, Craft QLD
  • 2003-4 Board Member, Craft QLD
  • 2000-2006 Steering Committee, Contemporary Furniture Exhibition
  • 2000-2007 Executive member, Cooroy Task Force 
  • 2001-2002 Board Member, Arts and Heritage Board, Noosa Council

 

Events and Media

  • 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2003 Invited Artist CollaborationAu 
  • 2013, 2011 Invited artist CollaboratioNZ, Whangarei, NZ. 
  • 2012 Invited artist Emma International Collaboration, Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • 2012 Fellowship Residency, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Maine, USA.
  • 2010 Kerr, T An Ecoregional Story: Ross Annels’s regional crafting of landscape memoir Art Monthly Australia 236: 50-52
  • 2010 Hemachandra, R Lark Studio Series – Chairs Lark Books, New York.
  • 2010 Hemachandra, R and J Grew Sheridan 500 Cabinets a Showcase of Design and Craftsmanship. Lark Books, New York.
  • 2009  Kerr, T and Annels, R  Memory keepers, map makers and material thinkers: the sustained offerings of craft objects Making Futures: The Crafts in the context of emerging global sustainability agendas. Plymouth College of Art, UK.
  • 2009 Participant Furniture Futures Symposium, V&A Museum, London, UK.
  • 2009 Kerr, T and Annels, R The Contemporary Design of Ross Annels Cooroora Institute.
  • 2008 Nutt, Craig. 500 Chairs: Celebrating Traditional & Innovative Designs Lark Books, New York.
  • 2008 Erasmus, Neil. Studio Furniture 2008. Australian Wood Review 58:34 
  • 2008 Kerr, T. If I say I love my place, what’s with the bags I’ve packed? The cultural changes required by landscape memoir and eco-regionalism pp 5-8 Art Monthly Australia 214: 5-8, 
  • 2004 Invited panelist – Queensland Design Futures 

Selected Projects

 

  • 2019-2021 Sound Chairs the development of a a solo exhibition of sculptural furniture based around triggered soundscapes
  • 2019, 2018 masterclass presenter, Wood Dust Australia, Queenbeyan NSW, Fitzroy VIC
  • 2019 Bunya Creatives w Leah Barclay and Bianca Beetson consulting with National Museum on a bunya themed exhibition.
  • 2018 Gayaphone - a triggered sound sculpture with Linsey Pollak for Mary Cairncross Rainforest Interpretative Centre
  • 2018, 2017 Project Team Bunya Dreaming festival, QLD Aust
  • 2018 Portable Outdoor Gallery system for Sunshine Coast Council with Blue Sky View consulting.
  • 2017 Bunya Collaboration, Cooroora Institute
  • 2017 Restoration of public artworks for Brisbane City Council with Blue Sky View consulting
  • 2017 Display furniture for State Library QLD with Blue Sky View consulting.
  • 2015 Fig Tree Project - a collaborative investigation & response to a heritage listed tree removed from the Exhibition Grounds. 
  • 2013 Instructor 12 week intensive - Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Maine USA
  • Curator Crafting the Antipodean Landscape Crafthaus, USA.
  • Developer/presenter Wood-bending Intensive for Indonesian Forest Products Researchers, Cooroora Institute for Melbourne University
  • Visiting Lecturer, Product Design, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.
  • Whipbird 1 - a birdcall inspired chair
  • Invited Participant in Ton design competition, Czech 
  • Cantilever Table, Sunshine Coast.
  • Development and delivery of Cooroora Institute program including performances, workshops and artists residencies
  • Butterfly Table, Sunshine Coast Council
  • Mayrah's Chairs, collaboration with gamileroi artist Mayrah Yarraga
  • Bent Bench, Caloundra
  • Cato Cases, Noosa Council
  • Bookshop furniture, National Library of Australia 
  • Echinoid chair, private collection, QLD
  • Sapling chairs, private collection, Sydney
  • Reception Desk, Cooloola Regional Gallery,QLD.
  • Curvature Sunlounger for Rivergum Furniture.
  • Dining furniture for residences in Australia, UK, NZ, Hong Kong, Canada and USA.
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