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RECENT WORK…..not for sale

The Bride of the Foetal Caul
The Chalice and the Empty Plate [1994]
The Chocolate Dress
Food Art, Sydney Australia 1996

September 22 exhibition

last exhibition

An on-line exhibition of small and medium oil works September 2022 – the originally proposed August exhibition has had to be postponed due to the cold weather and slowness or work drying.

‘Mainly Flowers’ Ann’s December 21 exhibition is closed. Last updated January 28, 2022

2021 
MAINLY FLOWERS

2014
EAT MY ART TWO
4 – 22 August at Chianti Classico Ristorante, 160 Hutt Street, Adelaide …an official SALA 2014 event.
An exhibition of water colours on paper and oils on canvass in combination with a series of lunches with matched wines

2013
EAT MY ART
Exhibition of water colours on paper and oils on canvass in combination with a series of lunches with matched wines.

2009
Less than a mile
Rockford Wines, Barossa Valley, South Australia

2007
Glacé
collaboration with the JAM FACTORY glass where food became glass art

2005
Earth + Water + Wind + Fire = GASTRONOMY
Liquid Hair, Adelaide South Australia

2004
Mainly Fruit
Liquid Hair, Adelaide South Australia…and

Studio Rouge
Shanghai…and
River Cafe Singapore

2003
The Other Side of Me
Liquid Hair, Adelaide South Australia

2000
The annual Universal Wine Bar poster

1998
Fresh 2
Liquid Hair, Adelaide South Australia

1997
Fresh
Urbrae House, Adelaide South Australia

1996
Food Art, Sydney, Australia
collaboration with ‘Sunday’ Philip Hopkins, photographer Robyin Sellick, chef Fiona Pawelski and model Josephine Gillespe…larger than life images The Chocolate Dress and The Toffee Dress – currently held in the archives of the State Library of South Australia

1994
The Chalice and the Empty Plate
The Bride of the Foetal Caul collaboration with photographer Helen James

Prior to opening Mistress Augustine’s Restaurant Ann Oliver worked as a scientific illustrator and graphic artist. For full details of this period of Oliver’s practice refer to biography – prior

Art and many crafts have always have always been part of Oliver’s art practice. The State and National Library have collections of her hand painted menus that were made for special dinners at Mistress Augustine’s. Particularly sought after were her Bastille Day menus.

Despite an incredibly busy schedule running Mistress Augustine’s Ann continued to paint and most of these paintings were sold from the walls of the restaurant, the most famous of which was sold during a grand prix. ‘Trashed at Stars’ was much sought after and selling it had always been resisted; finally succumbing the owner was decided with the last toss of a coin.

Oliver has a diploma in Advertising and Design, from the then South Australian School of Art.

Oliver is also a keen seamstress and laughs that “at eleven I had my own fashion label and wanted to be a fashion designer and artist….what the hell went wrong!”

Copyright © text and images Ann Oliver 2021