Roy Ananda


Based in Adelaide, Roy Ananda has exhibited widely in Australia and more recently overseas. Selected group shows incIude, I’ve been busy at Artspace, Adelaide, Hatched at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art in 2003, Hedgemaze, Prospect Gallery Adelaide, Linear, Studio Gallery and The New New survey exhibition of Contemporary South Australian Art, Adelaide, (multiple venues) in 2010. Other group exhibitions in 2011 include The Garden of Forking Paths, Gran Pirrie, Sydney, Home Stories, Adelaide Central Gallery and Imaging Interiors, Jam Factory, Adelaide.

In 2004 Ananda’s Drawing Cubes were included in the Primavera at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and then toured to Canberra in The 2004 Australian Drawing Biennale, Australian National University, Canberra.

Ananda has received a number of commissions of which include The Flipside at The Substation, Singapore 2008 with the support of the Australian High Commission. Curated by Peter McKay in association with the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, the exhibition bought together a selection of prominent Australian artists.

Major solo exhibitions include; Mentor Mentored at the Contemporary Art Centre of SA in 2005, A is for Anvil at West Space, Melbourne 2006, Put a sock in it, 2008 and Terraformer, 2009 (both at dianne tanzer gallery + projects) Big Racket, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale (2008); and Permission Slip, Gallery 4a, Asia-Australia Arts Centre, Sydney (2008). His work has been collected by Artbank and subsequently exhibited in the 2008 Melbourne Art Fair.

Ananda’s work is housed in the Artbank collection which was exhibited in the 2008 Melbourne Art Fair.

In 2010, Ananda was the South Australian recipient of the Qantas Foundation Art Award. Ananda is also active as a writer and lecturer; he is currently Acting Head of Sculpture at Adelaide Central School of Art.


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May 22, 2014

Roy Ananda is currently exhibiting a new work, Slow Crawl into Infinity, at the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art in Adelaide. This ambitious new sculptural installation incorporates a myriad of forms and objects that come together in a … Continue reading

May 1, 2013

Roy Ananda is featuring in B L O O M – S P A C E, an exhibition curated by Adele Sliuzas at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation in Adelaide. The exhibition explores the territory that blooms in the instant … Continue reading

April 23, 2013

The Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (CACSA) is presenting the devourer, a major solo exhibition by Roy Ananda. CACSA’s Manifest series focuses on South Australian artists who have been awarded the prestigious Qantas Foundation Encouragement of Australian Art Award, … Continue reading

November 22, 2012

Roy Ananda‘s solo exhibition R’lyeh Maquettes opens at dianne tanzer gallery + projects this Saturday 24 November. “For several years the influence of horror and science-fiction literature has lurked at the periphery of my practice. The most recurrent and pervasive … Continue reading

November 13, 2012

Roy Ananda’s solo exhibition opens next Saturday 24 November 3-5pm. For several years the influence of horror and science-fiction literature has lurked at the periphery of Ananda’s practice. The most recurrent and pervasive influence seems to be the work of … Continue reading

June 24, 2011

Reko Rennie and Yhonnie Scarce are the recipients of Melbourne Laneway Commissions for 2011……brilliant ! This is an annual program and the commissions provide ongoing opportunities for artists, foster creative capacity and strongly advocate the artist profession. Unpredictable by nature … Continue reading

May 27, 2011

The countdown has begun for Korean International Art Fair 2011! In late September the gallery team and Victoria Reichelt will be heading to Seoul for the gallery’s first international art fair. 2011 is the Australian and Korean year of friendship … Continue reading