Roy Ananda

Roy Ananda

Roy Ananda

Head of Drawing and Lecturer, Sculpture


Roy Ananda is a South Australian artist, writer and lecturer who was included in the 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art and has exhibited widely across Australia.

Since 2001 Roy has exhibited prolifically around Australia. His solo projects have included A is for Anvil (2006) at West Space (Melbourne), The Devourer (2013) at the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, and Slow crawl into infinity (2014) at the Samstag Museum of Art (Adelaide). Roy’s work has been included in significant survey exhibitions including Primavera (2004) at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), the Australian Drawing Biennial (2004) at the Drill Hall Gallery (Canberra), and CACSA Contemporary 2015 at SASA Gallery (Adelaide).

In 2010 he was the South Australian recipient of the Qantas Foundation Art Award, which facilitated research trips to the U.K., Germany, and the U.S.A. Roy recently completed his Masters by Research at the University of South Australia with a specific focus on the intersection of pop-culture fandom and contemporary art practice.

He presented a major new work in the 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia, inspired by his lifelong passion for the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons. Roy continues to work with objects, drawings, installations, texts, and videos variously celebrating popular culture, play, process and the very act of making. 

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