Anna Glynn will soon add to her already bulging international art resume, after an invitation to exhibit at an esteemed Hong Kong gallery.
Glynn, from Jaspers Brush, is the first foreigner to be invited to exhibit at the Tsi Ku Chai gallery in its 40-year history.
Glynn will present 40 works in October, showcasing a Western-infused take on the traditional Chinese form of ink and wash painting.
"It uses traditional materials used for thousands of years, with ink from ground minerals and very fine handmade papers mounted in the ancient way as a scroll," she said.
"Lying flat and painting with the big, long-haired Chinese brushes, it is almost like dancing or tai chi.
"You have to work fairly rapidly, your whole body engages with the work."
Glynn's association with Chinese art forms began after an invitation from the Department of Foreign Affairs to represent Australia at a Shanghai art fair in 2006.
After disbelief at the initial email, she called the department to report what she thought was a scam.
"I thought I should ring them and let them know someone is sending out dodgy emails, but they said it was genuine," she laughed.
"A person from the department had been driving between Canberra and Wollongong, and heard me talking about my work on the radio."
She has returned to China each year since, spending several months working and exhibiting.
Aside from her ink and wash style, Glynn creates work in a variety of mediums from film to silk hangings to rubbings.
She has also exhibited work in France, been an artist-in-residence in Norway, and won film festivals in Ireland.
"There's a lot of opportunities overseas for me, so I just have to follow those," she said.
Glynn will soon depart for China, taking up an artist-in-residence, research and teaching position at Lingnan University before her exhibition officially opens in Hong Kong on October 24.
"The gallery is old-school Hong Kong, with contemporary and also antique Chinese art. I'm very honoured to be invited," she said.