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My name is Anthea Boesenberg, and I am a visual artist. I am primarily a printmaker, but I also work in photography, mixed media, assemblage, drawing and encaustic. Box of Birds is a window into what I’m doing and thinking about at the moment. I live in Sydney, Australia. I can be contacted by email at anthea.b at optusnet.com.au.




  • 2019 Karangahake Gorge, New Zealand
  • 2019 Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
  • 2017 (October) Inkmasters, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  • 2017 (May) Art Vault, Mildura, Victoria, Australia
  • 2012 (April) Venice Printmaking Studio (Murano, ITALY)

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2020
  • Sydney Printmakers 2020, May Space, Waterloo, NSW (online).
  • 2019
  • Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, Hazelhurst, Gymea, NSW
  • Chaos and Order, Incinerator Art Space, Willoughby, NSW
  • Sydney Printmakers, Art Space on the Concourse, Chatswood, NSW
  • Sydney Printmakers, Megalo Print Studio, Canberra, ACT
  • 2018
  • In the Shade, Canopy Arts, Townsville, Queensland.
  • Sydney Printmakers, Artsite Gallery, Chippendale
  • Wharepuke International Printmaking Award, Kerikeri, NZ
  • 9th International Print Biennale, Douro, Portugal
  •  2017
  • Journeys, Art Space on the Concourse, Chatswood, NSW. (Solo)
  • Partners in Print, Inkmasters and Sydney Printmakers, Janet Clayton Gallery,
  • 3rd Global Print, Douro, Portugal.
  • 2016
  • International Paper Art Biennal 2016 (Haacht, Belgium)
  • Sydney Printmakers Celebrating 55 years, Artsite Gallery, Sydney.
  • 2015
  • Lucent, Incinerator Gallery, Willoughby.  (Solo)
  • Fun and Games, Gallery Lane Cove, Lane Cove.
  • North Sydney Art Prize, Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, Waverton.
  • Lucent, (Solo) Incinerator Art Space, Willoughby.
  • 2014
  • Entropy, Incinerator Art Space, Willoughby
  • Antipodes, NorthArt Gallery, (Auckland, NZ).
  • Antipodes, Pine Street Gallery, Sydney.
  • Crossing Boundaries, Taylor Jensen Gallery, Palmerston North, NZ
  • 10×10 Crossing Boundaries, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney.
  • On the Same Page, a collaboration with printmakers from Hunter Island Press, Henry Jones IXL Art Hotel, Hobart.
  • On the Same Page, See Street Gallery, Meadowbank
  • 2013
  • 25 x 25 Japanese and Australian Contemporary Printmaking, Japan Federation Gallery, Sydney.
  • Sydney Printmakers at the Ewart Gallery, Willoughby, .
  • 10×10 Crossing Boundaries, Northart Gallery, (Auckland)
  • Marked by Water, Curve Gallery, Newcastle..
  • Marked by Water, Warringah Printmakers Studio, Condamine Street, Manly Vale
  • Boundless and Borderless, Sydney Printmakers at Pine Street Gallery, Chippendale.


  • Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney.
  • Leave Nothing but Prints Warringah Printmakers Studio, Manly Art Gallery, Boundless Central Print Council of Aotearoa New Zealand,Hastings Community Art Centre,Wellington
  • Sydney Printmakers 50th Anniversary Touring Exhibition: Gunnedah; Maitland; Cowra
  • 2011
  • Lessedra Painting and Mixed Media Competition, Lessedra Gallery,
  • Warringah Printmakers Annual Exhibition, Sydney Antique Centre Gallery
  • Warringah Printmakers at the Milk Factory, Milk Factory Gallery,
  • Hot off the Press, Sydney Printmakers 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Manly Museum and Art Gallery
  • Sydney Printmakers 50th Anniversary Touring Exhibition, Moree Plains Regional Gallery,
  • 2010
  • Finalist, Dobell prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Art Sydney, Royal Hall of Industries,
  • 9th Lessedra World Print Annual, Lessedra Gallery,
  • How Could We Resist?, Central Print Council of Aotearoa New Zealand, Artspost,
  • Warringah Printmakers Annual Exhibition, Sydney Antique Centre Gallery
  • 2009
  • Journeys and Explorations, Lakehouse Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand. (Solo)
  • Warringah Printmakers Annual Exhibition, Sydney Antique Centre Gallery
  • Crisis, what crisis? Gallery hm,
  • 2008
  • Korean International Art Fair, (Seoul, KOREA)
  • From Ocean to Harbour, Warringah Printmakers Studio, Mosman Regional Gallery,
  • Affinities, Gallery Zeugma, (Cologne, GERMANY)
  • 2007
  • Explorations, Gallery hm, Alexandria, NSW. (Solo)
  • Cologne Fine Art Fair, Gallery hm, (Cologne, GERMANY)
  • Identity, Sydney Printmakers, Atelier Skara, (Gressvik, NORWAY)
  • Art Melbourne, Gallery hm,
  • 2006
  • Partnership (Commission) Alcan Regional Headquarters,
  • 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers, S.H.Ervin Gallery,
  • Through Australian Eyes,South China Club, (Guangzhou, CHINA)
  • 2005
  • Collaboration, Sydney Printmakers, Gosford Regional Gallery,
  • Sydney Art on Paper Fair, Fox Studios,
  • 4th Lessedra World Art Print Annual, Lessedra Gallery, (Sofia, BULGARIA)
  • Collaboration, Sydney Printmakers, Noosa Regional Gallery,
  • 2004
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, St Kilda, Victoria (Solo)
  • Big, Large Format Works, Manly Regional Gallery,
  • Enchanting Impressions, Warringah Printmakers Studio, South China Club, (Guangzhou, CHINA)
  • Australian Prints, Atelier Circulaire, (Montreal, Canada)


  • Subjects: collagraphs, encaustic, etching, mixed print media, monotype, photopolymer, safe procedures
  • 2013 An Introduction to Encaustic, Encaustic and Printmaking, Warringah Printmakers Studio.
  • 2012 Masterclasses (by appointment), Blue Sky Studio
  • Encaustic basics, Warringah Printmakers Studio
  • 1990 – 2012 Workshops & Classes, Warringah Printmakers Studio
  • 2010 NEW ZEALAND Collagraph Summer School*, Wanganui University College
  • 2009 NEW ZEALAND Workshop tour (Auckland, Pirongia, Hastings, Wellington)
  • 2002 NORTH AMERICAN Photopolymer Workshop tour (Quebec City, Montreal, Vancouver Island, Portland, Bend)

*By invitation from the Central Printmaking Council of New Zealand


  • 2013
  • Wax Works West, Corralitos, California. Teaching Encaustic with Laura Moriarty of R&F paints.
  • Elise Wagner Studio, Portland, Oregon, Encaustic Collagraph.
  • Paula Roland Studios, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Mark Making Workshop.

12 thoughts on “About

  1. Christina, I’ll be in Italy from the 22nd of August this year. I’ll be staying in Gragnola, (near Aulla) for a few weeks. I’m not sure where you are based, but perhaps we could meet up?

  2. Anthea
    have you been in Tuscany last month? Lovely? I watched your works in Garland Magazine: really great ! I love your free way of manipulating stuffs and “copying” materials on rice paper; and your beneath thinking. I’m always waiting for a class of yours in Italy…

  3. Hi, Cristina,
    Thank you!
    I am spending the month of May in Italy, at Gragnola in Nothern Tuscany.
    I hadn’t thought of doing a workshop while there, but you never know!
    If I do, it will be advertised here on my blog…

  4. Hi Anthea, my name is Cristina. I appreciate your printmaking a lot. I’d like to attend a class of yours, but you are really too far away from Sardinia, Italy, where I’m living. Never thought to organize a web class? I read you worked in Venice, some years ago. Once a month I’m going to Venice to improve my calligraphic signs. Are you going back to Venice?
    By the way, “box of birds” sounds so fantastic!
    All the best to you and your art!

  5. Hi Anthea,

    I recently saw an artwork in a building in the city that was rust on paper that would continue to evolve over time. Is this yours? I am keen for a piece like it.


  6. lovely to hear from you. As it happens, my exhibition with Peri Tobias. Entropy, opens at the Imcinerator in Willoughby. Next Wednesday (The official opening is at 2pm on Saturday the 22nd). I’d love to see you there if you can make it.

  7. Hi Anthea, I think I may have picked your card up at possibly the art show in Sydney at Fox Studio many many years ago, I still have it and I thought I’d look you up!! Love Love your work!! That’s why I picked your card up and kept it 🙂 I’m a Sydney artist too and have a studio at One Plus 2 at Lilyfield
    xxxx I’d love to know when you are having your next exhibition. Please let me know.

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