Practising Artist and Adjunct Associate Professor

College of Music, Visual Arts and Theatre (COMVAT)

James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia



2004 Sanctus, Installation in ‘vault’ at Umbrella Studio
2004 Landscapes, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns
2003 Hinterlands, (together with James Brown) Pinnacles Gallery, Thuringowa
2003 Dreams of Brick and Iron, Flinders Gallery, Townsville
1999 Memory Transect, Flinders Gallery, Townsville
1997 Seasons Without Names, Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville
1996 Water Spirits, Griffith Park Gallery, Condon, NSW
1995 In Search of an Aquatic Deity, Gallery Gaia, Sydney.
1995 A Selection of Recent Work, Flinders Gallery, Townsville.
1995 30 Years in North Queensland, Retrospective Exhibition, Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville. 11 March-16 April
1994 Seasonal Circles, Tumbetin Lodge, Palmetum, Townsville
1992 Postcards from Europe Grahame Galleries, Brisbane
1992 Transitions Griffith Park Gallery, Gold Coast
1991 Images Past, Images Present Perc Tucker Gallery
1991 Living with Gaia, No Vacancy project,
1990 Ancient Connections, Painters' Gallery, Sydney
1989 Ancestral Meetings, Perc Tucker Gallery
1988 Totemic Landscapes Painters Gallery


2004 Savvy—Live: Women in Art, Townsvile Entertainment Center, August.
2003 Compact Prints 2004 Umbrella Studio, Townsville
2004 Walk This Way, Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville
2003-2004 Construction/De-construction Umbrella Studios, Umbrella Studio Townsville
2003 The Artist’s Studio, touring exhibition curated by Cairns Regional Gallery, and managed by Michael Marzik
Under the Monsoon, invitation exhibition curated by Gavin Wilson, opening in Mackay Art Space and touring
Paluma Catalyst, Purple Wall , Thuringowa Library
2002 Kedumba Drawing Prize, invitation prize exhibition, Wentworth Falls, NSW
2002 Palmetum Artist Book Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
2002 Compact Prints, Umbrella Studios (Aug-Sept.)
2002 Toys, Umbrella Studios (Nov- Dec- Jan)
2002 Highlights, Pinnacles Gallery
2002 Inspiration north Queensland,, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
2002 ID Tags, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
2002 Prize Winning Works, Vincent Gallery
2001 >Strand Ephemera Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
2001 Aspiration Inspirations Documentation, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
2001 Opening the Umbrella, Umbrella Studios retrospective group show
2001 A4 Art Vincent Gallery, James Cook University
2001 Printmakers, Vincent Gallery, James Cook University
2000 Works, Vincent Gallery, James Cook University Townsville
2000 Timbres of the North, Pinnacles Gallery, Thuringowah
2000 Art Angels, Centre Gallery, Surfers Paradise
2000 Artists Who Teach, Mackay
2000 Oh for a Cut Lunch, Lismore Regional Gallery 1993

The Second Landing, National Gallery of Victoria
1999 Kedumba Drawing Prize, Blue Mountains, NSW (invitation)
1998 Gossip, Umbrella Studio, Townsville, March-April
1998 Research in Visual Art, Vincent Gallery, JCU
1998 Australian in New York, Gelabert Studios , Broadway, New York
1997-1998 SWAN, women artists travelling exhibition, Chicago, United States
1997 The Rembrandt Connection, Malthouse, Melbourne.
1996-98 Coast Cult, December-January, Centre Gallery, Surfers Paradise, Tweed River Gallery, Murwullimba
1996 Plenty, Survey NQ Women Artists, PTRG.(Invitation)
1996 Asia Pacific Hotel Art Fair, Brisbane (Invitation)
1996 Diaspora, White Box Gallery, Brisbane (Invitation)
1996 Artist's Books Exhibition, Brisbane City Gallery
1995-96 Lingo, Getting the Picture, Touring Australia
1994 Artist's Book Fair, 1994 State Library, Queensland
1994 Art Right, Town Hall, Brisbane.
1992 Evolute Create, Space Plenitude, Brisbane


2003 The Dance and The Dance, design for set Dance North in Civic Theatre Townsville, Jane Pirani (Choreographer)
2001 Aspiration Inspiration, Federally funded collaborative project with and COMVAT
1996 for Dance North, Seanchai,. Director Wendy Wallace.
1990 Moon of Our Own, Dance North, design and original dance production collaboration with Cheryl Stock (choreographer) and Robert Keane (composer)


Castlemain Street Rejuvenation Project; Thuringowa Seating design and make 14 seats
Thuringowa Customer Service Centre; Wall work (1.5 x 12,5 m) ,
Ayr Main Street Rejuvenation , Sculptural embellishment of Shade house
Dan Gleeson Memorial Gardens; park entrance: group of sculptures
School of Hospitality , mosaic George Coates Restaurant TAFE Townsville
Strand Ephemera:group of sculptures and mosaic
Townsville City Centre Mall; Mosaic for Central Stage area
Waterfront Place (Foyer); gold leaf painting (6 x 6 m) Brisbane;
Travelodge Hotel Gold Coast: large art work over reception area
Atrium Brisbane Hilton Hotel; painting
Southbank Convention Centre;art works for Reception area
Townsville Entertainment Centre: panel paintings foyer


2005 Flying Arts workshop tour and Master Classes
2005 Magnetic Island Winter Retreat ( one week)
Life Drawing Cairns Regional Gallery Education Program

Prior to 2004 Numerous workshops for RADF and Northern and Western Tour of Flying Arts


Queensland Art Gallery
City Hall Collection, Brisbane
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Kedumba Australian Drawing Collection
Parliament House Queensland
James Cook University
Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education (Now University of Southern Queensland)
Ernest Henry Memorial Collection
John Flynn College
Charters Towers City Council
Mt. Isa City Council
Ingham City Council
REM Collection
Centre Gallery, Gold Coast City
Downlands College, Toowoomba
Cairns Art Collection
Numerous private and corporate Collections in Australia, Europe and USA


1985 SGIO Drawing Purchase Award
1986 Pacific Festival Open Prize, (Judge: Bill Wright, AGNSW)
1987 Ernest Henry Memorial Award
1988 Pacific Festival Open prize,
1989 Nerang Festival (Judge: Michael Sourgnes)
1990 Copper Refineries Open Prize,
1991 SGIO Drawing Purchase
1992 Mackay Bicentennial At Award (Judge: Doug Hall, Qld. Art Gallery)
1994 Townsville Art Society Miniature Award, (Judge: Julie O'Malley
1995 REM Purchase Award, Brisbane
1996 Mt Isa Art Prize, (Judge: Chris Saines)
1997 Cairns Art Prize, (Judge: David Paulsen)
1998 Townsville Entertainment Award for Outstanding Services to Arts and Culture

PUBLICATIONS about Anneke Silver

Millington, John- Tropical Visions, Queensland Uni.Press, 1987
Searle, Ross, (ed)- Ancestral Meetings, Perc Tucker Gallery, 1989
Searle, R.- Artist in the Tropics, PTRG, 1991
Drury, Nevil- New Art Seven, Craftsman House, 1992
Drury, Nevil- Images in Contemporary Australian Art: Craftsman House, 1992
Rock Barnett, P.J., Silver on Gold, Icons for the Twentieth Century, (Honours Thesis), Deakin University, 1992.
Drury, Nevil- Images in Contemporary Australian Art: II, Craftsman House, 1994
Magon, Jane- Anneke Silver; Images of the Goddess and Nature Mysticism, Craftmanhouse, 1995.
Voight, Anna- New Visions, New Perspectives, Craftsmanhouse, Sydney,1996
Germaine, Max - Artists and Galleries of Australia,
Zimmer, Jenny-"Anneke Silver", Periphery, no.28, August 1996, 30-31
Drury, Nevil- Images in Contemporary Australian Art: III, Craftsman House, 1998
Szulakowska, Ursula. Experimental Art in Queensland, 1975-1995: An Introductory
Study.Brisbane: Queensland Studies Centre. 1998
Wilson, Gavin – Beneath the Monsoon: visions north of capricorn catalogue essay (p 49), Mackay:Art Space Mackay, 2002
McBurnie, Ron —The Artist’s Studio catalogue essay (p44), Cairns: CRG,2003


"Letter from Townsville", Eyeline, no. 3, March 1988
"Letter from Townsville ", Eyeline no. 5, (co_author Vicky Lynn)
"Suburban Etchings" by Ron McBurnie, Introduction, June 1988
"Letter from Townsville", Eyeline no.6, September 1988
"Letter from Townsville", LINQ, 1988, (Co-author Ron McBurnie)
"An Interview with Robert Preston", Survey Exhibition Catalogue; Robert Preston, July 1989
Script for video; "Robert Preston, "A Survey Exhibition, (co-author Ross Searle), July 1989; Produced by Coral Sea Imagery, Townsville
"Lighting the Candles; the First Decade", Eyeline, no. 16, 1991.
"Outlying and Far Reaching, The Interstate Finals", Periphery No. 9, 1991
"Reflections, recent work by Jane McBurnie", Eyeline, no. 17, 1991
"Thirty Eight Degrees in the Shade", Art Monthly, April 1, 1992
"Conversation", Eyeline no. 18, Autumn 1992
"Documenta IX", Eyeline no. 19, Winter/Spring
"Lures, Fishhooks and Clay" Periphery no 23, 33-34, 1995
"Temptations, Miracles and Suburban Saint Anthony", Periphery no 24, 1995
"Food, Love, Dance and Music", Periphery no 25, 33-35, 1995
"Pre-Cultural Nature and Post-Natural Culture, Eyeline, December 1995
"No Piece of Cake", Craft/Arts International, December 1995
"Bowers, the Bush and New Humans", Periphery no 26, 31-33, Feb. 1966
"Stackarts, Erotica and the Outback", Periphery no 27, 32-33, May 1996.
"Planes, Paints and Something Wonderful", Flying Arts Gazette, June 1996, Issue 70, 6-7.
"Modernism, the Victorians and Flawed Beauty", Periphery no 28, 32-33, August, 1996
"Anthills, Spirit and Cycles of Life". Periphery no 29, November, 1996, 32-33
"A National Portrait Prize", Periphery no 30, February 1997, 10-11.
"Art, Life and Multi Directional Arrows", Periphery no.31, 1997, 18-19.
"Environment, Spirituality and the Process of Art Making", Periphery no. 32, Spring 1997, 31-33.
"Spininifex, Ochres and The Land", Periphery no 33, Summer 1997, 28-29
"The Tropics, Tone and Timeless Moments", Periphery no 34, Autumn 1998. 31-33.
"Space, the Viewer and Installation Practice", Periphery no.35, Winter 1998. 28-30.
"Escape Artists: a talk with the curator". Periphery no.36, Spring 1998. 25-28
"Carried Lightly; a talk with curator Diane Moon", Periphery no.37, Summer 1998.14-16
"Responding to Place" Periphery no 38, 1999
"Nervous Objects" Periphery no 39, 1999
"From up there to up here", Periphery no 40, 1999
Catalogue Essay, Peter Gunn Rockhampton Regional Gallery 2000
Catalogue Essay, Temperature (Jan Hyne), Brisbane City Gallery, 2003
Catalogue Essay, Sassikala Victoire,Cairns Regional Gallery, 2004
Catalogue Essay Margot Douglas, PTRG 2004


A Selection. Vincent gallery, 1997

Research and Visual Art. Vincent Gallery,


An investigation of Visual Art Practice in North Queensland; "A Sense of Place". MRG Grant 1993, continuing 1994-95.

PhD project; "Seasons without Names". An exploration of seasons in the Tropics. The project includes practical and theoretical approaches.

Light weight grounds for plaster surfaces in the making of frescos

Public Art


"Seasons in the tropics", Artist’s Studio Public Program, Mackay Regional Gallery, Mackay, 2004

”Public Art in Townsville; Brickbats and Bouquets”, Art and Architecture = Public Art, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, 2003

“19-20-21”, An introduction to 20th century art. Series of 8 Lectures, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, 2002

“Images of a Second Language". LernConference, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Sept/October 1997.

"The Advantage of Distance; Twenty-five Years of Contemporary Art in Townsville". Forum on Contemporary Art in Queensland, Queensland Studies Centre, Griffith University, Brisbane. October 1997.

"Seasons Without Names". Spirit of Place; Source of the Sacred Conference at ACU, Strathfield Campus, May 1998.

"Keeping in Touch" Regional Arts Writing Conference Gold Coast Art Gallery, March 23-24, 1995