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South African-born visual artist, Annelize Mulder, is based in Brisbane, Australia. The experience of migration is deeply entwined in her practice, and she uses sculpture, installation, and multimedia to contextualise the significant bearing migration has on the lives of those who move countries. With the emotionally charged experiences of migration in mind, she seeks to make sense of memory’s potent pull that operates as attenuated connections which oscillate between clarity and obscurity. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) in 2016 and her Doctor of Philosophy in 2022, at the Queensland College of Art in Queensland. 


Annelize has diverse experiences in the arts as both an artist and an arts worker. She has exhibited nationally and internationally showing her work in locations such as London, Johannesburg, and Tasmania. In recent solo exhibitions, she showcased Attenuated: The Shape of Migrated Memory at the Queensland College of Art (2022) and Vulnerable Bodies at Logan Art Gallery (2020). In 2020 Annelize was the recipient of the Arts Queensland, Regional Arts Services Network stART grant for a project titled Facing Forward, which focused on experimental artworks. She was selected as one of three artists in residence at Metro Arts (Brisbane) in 2018 and was selected to be in the first round of residencies for House Conspiracy in 2017 (Brisbane).



2022  Attenuated: The Shape of Migrated Memory, Grey Street and Whitebox Galleries, Queensland College of Art (February - March)


2020  Vulnerable Bodies, Logan Regional Art Gallery, with public engagement events. Catalogue Essay.

            Facing Forward, a digitally documented project funded by artsQueensland and BEMAC   


2018  Deeply Disturbed Surprisingly Functional, with Jacinta Giles, First Coat, Toowoomba

          Peculiar Freedoms, solo, POP Gallery, Festival House, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. Catalogue Essay.

          Threat and Safety Measures, solo, Metro Arts, Brisbane

2015  Four Walls, Webb Gallery, with Cielle Jansen van Vuuren, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane


2023  Acts of Translation, Geelong Victoria with Adam Anderson, Jacinta Giles, and Victoria Wareham

2019  Conduit, The Morgue Gallery, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, London, United Kingdom

          Tether, Sawtooth Artist-Run Initiative, Launceston, Tasmania

          Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards, Strathpine, Brisbane

          Prospect, POP Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

2018  Postcards from Home, an international online collaboration by invitation. Project by artist Photini Papahatzi based in Athens.


2017  Collective Origins, Webb Gallery, Queensland College of Art

          Mikala Dwyer and Justine Williams Masterclass Exhibition, Whitebox, Brisbane

          Nundah Art Award, Brisbane

         Showcase 1, House Conspiracy, West End, Brisbane (conclusion of residency)

         Not for Sale, Garland, online exhibition and publication by The World Crafts Council Australia


2016  Four Walls, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne curated by Bethany O’Connor

          Shift 1, In Residence Ari, Paddington, Brisbane

          Something Like This but Not This, The Laundry, East Brisbane. 

          Second Home, Garland, online exhibition and publication by The World Crafts Council Australia


2015   Queensland College of Art Graduate Show, Griffith University, Brisbane

           GAS Leak, The Laundrie Artspace, East Brisbane

           Life Art Worldwide Expo, Fortitude Valley Brisbane

          Six Plus Seven University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba

          The Laundrie National Emerging Art Prize, The Laundry Artspace, Brisbane

          Let There Be Light, COSSAG Cathedral of St. Stephen, Brisbane

          The Music Gallery, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University collaborative performance

          Walking Shadow, Collaboration with Indonesian/Australian artist Jumaadi, Griffith University

          BrisAsia Festival Exhibition performance with Jumaadi, Reddacliff Place, Brisbane


2014  Jalan-Jalan, Queensland College of Art, Project Gallery Brisbane      

          ME + YOU + US + THEM, Queensland College of Art, Project Gallery Brisbane

2014  1/3 [one of three], Queensland College of Art, Project Gallery Brisbane                   



2023  NIDA Presenting with Confidence Certification

2022  PhD Queensland College of Art, Griffith University Attenuated Memories and South African Migration: Remnants of Everyday Violence

           Supervision: Prof E. Findlay and Dr R. Mason

2016  Bachelor of Fine Art Honours, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Academic Award

2015  Bachelor of Fine Art, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Academic Award

EMPLOYMENT (selected)

2023 - present        Curator (Exhibition Program), Metro Arts, Brisbane.

2023                         Producer, MAVA Pathfinders,  Metro Arts, Brisbane.

2022 - 2023             Senior Governance Officer, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)

2019 - ongoing       Senior Curriculum Learning and Engagement - Workshops and Masterclasses

2018 - 2020             Griffith University Sessional Staff, Art Theory Tutor

2021                          Bellbird Arts Centre, Ceramics hand-building teaching

2017 - 2019              Workshops: Adults - Acrylic, oil and watercolour painting


2020 Arts Queensland, Regional Arts Services Network and BEMAC stART grant.

2018  Metro Arts: curated 5-month residency (February – July) Historical Brisbane Arts Centre

2017  House Conspiracy, 3-week residency, West End Brisbane


2018  Peculiar Freedoms. Catalogue Essay.

          The Conspirator House Conspiracy, published May 2018

2017  Podcast, House Conspiracy interview with Jonathan O’Brien

          Garland Magazine, The World Crafts Council Australia, catalogue: Not for Sale

2016  Garland Magazine, The World Crafts Council Australia, catalogue: Second Home

2015  GAS Leak Catalogue Essay

          The Laundrie National Emerging Art Prize. Catalogue Essay.

         Brisbane News Publication; Four Walls exhibition: The Sum of Us


2021                      Tony Albert: Masterclass and collaboration, Queensland College of Art

2020 - ongoing   Griffith University Creative Arts Research Institute

2019                      Working effectively with Cultural Diversity Training, Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre

2018                      Alex Murray-Leslie: Masterclass, Queensland College of Art

2018 - ongoing    National Association of the Visual Arts (NAVA)

2017                       Mikala Dwyer and Justine Williams: Masterclass, Queensland College of Art

2017 - 2020          Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research


2016 - ongoing    Griffith University Honours College Alumni


2020  When Memory Dissolves, catalogue essay 'Vestige' for Jacques van der Merwe.

2017  Parallel Worlds, catalogue essay for Catherine Parker, solo exhibition at Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Brisbane.

2017  Contributing Author various articles: In-Residence Artist Run Initiative and on-line publication

          with a published hard copy available for purchase at the Institute of Modern Art (IMA) Brisbane

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