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Anne Ross: 'Whichway' exhibition from 8 July to 27 August 2023 at Bayside Gallery

Anne Ross: Whichway

Exhibition: 8 July - 27 August

Anne Ross: Whichway

8 July to 27 August 2023

Bayside Gallery

For over four decades, Anne Ross has explored pathos and humour within the themes of companionship, belonging and self-containment through the medium of bronze.

This major survey of representational sculpture illustrates Ross’ preoccupation with the human and animal form, revealing her interest in key iconography such as dogs, trees, frames, arrows and her ongoing engagement with symbolism and dreamlike imagery.

Comprising more than 40 works in bronze dating from the mid-1980s to the present, Whichway demonstrates Ross’s major achievements working in patinated cast bronze sculpture.

Bayside-based Ross is best known for her public art commissions internationally and throughout Australia. Ross’ sculpture Summertime (2018) depicting a dog wearing sunglasses gazing out to sea is a much-loved part of Brighton’s dog beach, located at the end of Sandown Street. 

Ross' fascination with what she calls ‘humanhood’ and the relational dynamics between people and animals is a key theme that runs throughout her practice.

Using devices such as twinship, masking, anthropomorphism and interspecies symbolism to reflect on identity and the human condition, she imbues the narrative potential of her sculpture with a comical sensibility and a deep sense of emotion.  

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Bayside Gallery - Corner Wilson and Carpenter St, Brighton VIC 3186

Gallery opening hours:

Wednesday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm 

Saturday - Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm


Banner image credit:

Anne Ross, Meeting Max 1994, patinated cast bronze, 43 x 64 x 39 cm. Courtesy the artist