Annemieke Mein

 

Annemieke Mein ( Haarlem) is a Dutch-born Australian textile artist who specialises in depicting wildlife. She was the first textile artist to be member of Wildlife Art Society of Australasia and the Australian Guild of Realist Artists.

There was a flood of letters of congratulations from an admiring public. They returned with their husbands or wives, their children, their workmates and their friends. They are magnifications of and heightened insights into nature. In she was commissioned to design and produce six bas-relief bronzes for permanent display on a wall of fame in Sale.

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Annemieke Mein ( Haarlem) is a Dutch-born Australian textile artist who specialises in depicting wildlife. She was the first textile artist to be member of Wildlife Art Society of Australasia and the Australian Guild of Realist Artists.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Her fondness for insects and her sympathetic images, often greatly enlarged and showing normally invisible colours and textures, have revealed new aspects of the everyday world. Annemieke was the only child of a father who was a dental technician and a mother who was a skilled dressmaker, and emigrated to Melbourne with her parents in She spent long days of her childhood roaming the outdoors and becoming fascinated by the extraordinary diversity of Australian wildlife.

She sketched and collected insects, and learnt to breed and raise butterflies. After finishing school she enrolled for a short-lived art course at Melbourne State College and then pursued a career in nursing at the Royal Melbourne Hospital , graduating in The following year she married Phillip Mein, a general practitioner she had met at the Hospital, and in they moved to Sale in Gippsland , Victoria.

Her work became well-known and she was acclaimed as one of the world's foremost textile artists. In she received the Order of Australia Medal for services to the arts. Annemieke holds regular workshops and freely imparts her techniques and experience to those who attend. She met Charles McCubbin d. He wrote and illustrated "Butterflies of Australia" and throughout their acquaintance shared his knowledge with Annemieke and gave his support.

In she was commissioned to design and produce six bas-relief bronzes for permanent display on a wall of fame in Sale.