"Art is not a thing, it is a way" - Ethert Hubbard.
Ann Louise Musgrave has been drawing and painting ever since she was a small child in Warren NSW where she was born. After moving to Dubbo, where she married and raised her family, she continued her art and attended studies at TAFE. She then moved to Wollongong where she completed her studies and now resides.
Ann Louise's approach to art has been described as exploratory and experimental. She is a seeker and a romantic and is always searching for the extra level of meaning in her work. She often pushes herself beyond her comfort zone by using alternative approaches, materials and media. Her work has now evolved to be mostly mixed media, a fusion of drawing, painting and collage. Women, nature and the world around her are recurring themes.
Ann Louise's work is held in many private and corporate collections around the country. She has a Diploma in Fine Arts, ran her own children's art classes for a number of years and has participated in many combined and solo exhibitions.
Ann Louise has also contributed to the publication of a journal article titled 'Variation and Likeness in Ambient Artistic Portraiture' in 2018.
Wollongong City Gallery
Red Point Artists Association
Project Contemporary Gallery
2020 Red Point Gallery Members Exhibition.
2019-2020 Season of Love Exhibition, Nan Tien Temple Berkeley NSW. November-March.
2019 August-September Cross Connections Exhibition Wollongong City Gallery.
2019 Project Contemporary Gallery Wollongong.
2018-2019 Wollongong City Gallery "Locals on Board" combined exhibition.
2018 Wollongong City Gallery "A Touch of Red" combined exhibition
2017 Project Art Gallery EMSLA Art Prize Wollongong.
2017 Wollongong Blood Bank corporate solo exhibition September – October.
2017 Ambient Artistic Portraiture exhibition Red Point Gallery Port Kembla.
2017 Red Point Art Gallery “Connect 7” combined exhibition Port Kembla.
2016 Mason Roberts Private Clients Wollongong corporate ongoing exhibition site.
2016 Minnamurra Café solo exhibition, Minnamurra NSW.
2016 The Little Blowhole Art Bar Kiama.
2016 Regional Mardi Gras Exhibition at the Old Fire Station Kiama.
2015-2017 Little Sparrow Gift Shop Unanderra .
2002 “Cross Connections” Wollongong University
2002 “Cross Connections” Satellite exhibition at Wollongong Entertainment Centre
2002 Uniting Church café exhibition
2001 “Cross Connections” Wollongong University
2000 Combined exhibition at The Watchtower, Balmain, Sydney.
1995-1996 “eKIDna Art” – solo operator children’s art classes, Dubbo.
1995 Dubbo Art Society Bi-annual exhibition.
1994 Mendooran Art Society exhibition.
1993 Dubbo Art Society Bi-annual exhibition.
1993 Mendooran Yarnspinners exhibition.
1992 Solo exhibition for the “Friends of the Dubbo Museum”.
1992 Combined exhibition Dubbo Regional Art Gallery.
1991 Dubbo Art Society Bi-annual exhibition.
1991 Combined exhibition at Dubbo Expo Centre.
1986 Gilgandra Art Society exhibition.
1986-1997 Use of the offices of GIO Australia as an ongoing corporate exhibition site.
Exhibitions & Exhibition Space