Anne Ferran, Feathered Emissary

Anne Ferran

Anne Ferran is Honorary Associate Professor at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, and Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Wollongong.

Anne Ferran has been exhibiting since the 1980s. More than twenty years ago she began working with material and textual residues of Australia’s colonial past, probing them for gaps and silences. Her projects have drawn on museum collections, archives, libraries, landscapes and historic sites, and focus on the significance of those remains for the present. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, fellowships and grants, and her photographic and video work has been widely collected by public institutions.


Anne will use her residency to trial various working methods for use in a future landscape-oriented project. Her focus will be a single landscape feature (a large tree on the property). The intention is to experiment with a suite of ‘errant’ methods of investigation that she has not previously used.


She began a detailed visual inventory of Arthur and Yvonne Boyd’s library at Bundanon.