Anne uses the creative practice of process to explore and learn from the world that surrounds her. Working with plants and place, she uses her sense of curiosity to investigate how knowledge can be embodied through the senses, and translated into bodies of work that can be shared with her audience. The intentional transference of knowledge is to inspire others to understand and explore the sacred of the everyday.
Originally growing up in Australian Regional towns, as a small child Anne spent a few years living on a remote Island in Arnhem land with her family. During this time, she experienced what it was to be the ‘other’ and how culture, art and place are all part of everyday life. How the sacred holds the cycles of life, and creates space and containers for these cycles to occur.
The process Anne uses includes Natural Dye, Ink, Mark Making, Sensory Mapping, Weaving, Object making, Performance and Installations. She also uses the more than human world of intuition, deep listening and responding to elements and knowledge that is part of our internal and external landscapes to reach a deeper understanding of self.
Sharing the creative process and unlocking learning pathways for others is a key part of both the physical work, and also the workshops that Anne facilitates. These workshops and experiences are available online or can be commissioned to form part of a community creative project or High School Curriculum. The work shared can be of a literal nature, sharing connection to nature and environment and tools to help connect and respond, including making natural ink, mark making, mapping, or the participants can come on an exploratory journey of embodying knowledge, using their senses and intuition to unpack their own experience of self and place. Anne is also the founder of the Sacred Business School and works with women entrepreneurs, sharing feminine earth centred tools & experiences, that incorporate the basics of business, including costings, budgets, cycles, rituals and planning.
Bringing together artists and creative practice so that an audience has the opportunity to open their own learning pathways to have their lived experience of a story is one of Anne’s passions. Her ability to see the more than human aspects and multiplicity of universal knowledge that sits within a creative body of work, and to bring this into a digestible format to an external audience is one of Anne’s unique gifts.