Anne Zahalka (AU)

Anne Zahalka portrait by Tawfik Elgazzar crop copy

Anne Zahalka

Born 1957, Sydney, Australia
Lives and works Sydney, Australia

With a career spanning 40 years, Anne Zahalka is one of Australia’s most highly regarded photo-media artists. Her work explores cultural and environmental points of tension, interrogating them with humour and a critical perspective. Her practice deconstructs familiar scenes, re-presenting them to allow for alternative narratives that reflect on cultural diversity within Australian society and the ecological impact of the global climate crisis.

A landmark artist in Australian contemporary art, the searching quality of her direct images deal with the history and culture of this country. Appreciated by audiences and curators alike, her work starts conversations.

PHOTO 2024 Events

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March