'Between a Rock and a Hard Place' @ The Art Vault, Mildura

I'm proud to be part of a fantastic group of artists to have collaborated with Master Lithographer Peter Lancaster and to have my work Ravine II included in his exhibition Between a Rock and a Hard Place. The exhibition opens on February 15th 2017 at The Art Vault, Mildura (VIC). Already exhibited in Canberra & Queenscliff (VIC), Between a Rock and a Hard Place has been well received and was noted as one of critic Sasha Grishin's top 5 art exhibitions held in Canberra during 2016. 

M16 Drawing Prize Finalist

I am happy that my work 'Golden Gully (Rise & Fall)' is in fine company as part of the finalist exhibition for the 2016 M16 Drawing Prize. The exhibition is on display until Dec 18th at M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Cres, Griffith, Canberra (Wed-Sun 12pm-5pm).

Annika Romeyn 'Golden Gully (Rise & Fall)', 2015, soil, charcoal, oil stick, oil pastel, ink, shellac, 76cm x 114cm

Robin Eley Residency/Assistant Program, Los Angeles

It was a great privilege to spend almost 3 weeks in Aug/Sept 2016 working alongside the very dedicated and thoughtful artist Robin Eley in his Los Angeles Studio. I enjoyed observing Robin's artistic process and assisting with some surface preparation for his upcoming solo exhibition at 101 Exhibit, Los Angeles (April, 2017).

I received many helpful tips while experimenting with oil painting techniques, but I benefited most from Robin's generous encouragement, advice and our wide-ranging discussions around the life/career of a professional artist with all its joys and challenges.

Outside the studio it was inspiring and exciting to visit many of the incredible art museums and exhibitions on offer in L.A. and to share the experience with some very creative friends. Highlights were the London Calling exhibition at the Getty, a mind-blowing temporary installation in Pershing Square, and looking down on it all while walking the arid landscape of the Hollywood Hills.

Review of 'Between a Rock and a Hard Place' by Sasha Grishin

A fantastic review of Between a Rock and a Hard Place, celebrating the art of lithography at Lancaster Press and featuring my lithograph 'Ravine'. Sasha Grishin says "For those who love lithography, and I am certainly one of these people, this exhibition is an absolute treat" and "...Australian lithography, at its best, is a great and unique art form."

Between a Rock and a Hard Place is on display at Megalo Print Studio (21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston, ACT) until Saturday 28th May (Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am - 5pm). 

The Canberra Times, p. 17, Saturday May 14th 2016