Media Releases

21 February 2012 – Creative Cowboys

Art 4 Agriculture

Read about Annabel’s latest Arts & Agriculture project at Art 4 Agriculture

2 October 2011 – Art Blooms in the Bush

The Sunday Mail – U on Sunday – Parallel Lives

Excerpt: Grazier Stephen Tully and his wife Annabel, the acclaimed landscape artist, have been married 12 years, have five kids and live on 80,000ha sheep and cattle property, Bunginderry, near Quilpie. Here they host regular art camps to showcase the Australian bush to visiting artists, writes Leanne Edmistone.

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21 MARCH 2011 – Outback Artist Hails Success

Annabel Tully – feel her song

Excerpt: Annabel Tully has triumphed in bringing her 8th solo exhibition to Brisbane this month. Despite a challenging economic environment following the Brisbane floods, sales of her contemporary landscape paintings and spontaneous drawings were exceptionally strong.

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8 FEBRUARY 2011 – “Orgy of Life” Critique by Des Rolph

Annabel Tully – feel her song

“Here is a beautiful soul, bountiful in love in every way. She has had a battle with cancer, but her spirit soars despite all odds. Cancer cannot define her, her brush defines her. She is the new pioneering woman of the modern day, in a time where such a person’s talent is embraced. And, her work is embracing. She looks struggle in the eye, and forges forward, celebrating in her orgy of life. The land anew with life lain buried in the evolution of nature, Annabel strikes the canvas with joyful abandon as she finds new life and a reason to forever paint. In solitude one finds peace, and in this peace, she brings us a feast for the eyes and soul.”
Des Rolph (artist)

28 JANUARY 2011 : OUTBACK ARTIST DEFIES ALL ODDS

Excerpt: “Overcoming a personal battle against cancer, extreme drought and devastating floods over the past 12 months, contemporary landscape artist and mother of five Annabel Tully has triumphed in bringing her 8th solo exhibition to Brisbane this March.”

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24 JANUARY 2011 : USA ARTIST MARIAN BETTS PAYS TRIBUTE TO ANNABEL TULLY

Excerpt

“How is the story told

of devastation by long term drought,

the restorative powers of rain,

the re-destruction by flood.

The personal journey is of love,

finding partner,

finding sense of homeland

and introducing five little bubs.

The now known story

Is the Challenge to Courage,

From City to Isolation by Bush

From Professional Life as Teacher

Principal, Community Leader…”

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20 JANUARY 2011 : BREAKING STORY

Excerpt:
“Annabel Tully, contemporary landscape artist of the Channel Country, featured in an international CYBER CORRIDOR Column as a successful business woman building arts enterprise. Ms Tully came to national attention in ABC Special featuring her work as artist-in-residence at the Outback Gondwana Foundation Eromanga Dinosaur Dig. Her inspired exhibition sold out in 2009.

Ms Tully’s artistic endeavours also include photography. This Cyber Column, which picks up stories of inspiration for world organisations focusing on economic development and business development strategy in meeting global challenges, illustrates Annabel’s capacity as a photographer and business enterprise builder under challenging circumstances.

Ms Tully’s stunning photographs of the Channel Country in drought and in flood are only the “product outcomes”.

Her photographic prowess is featured in this article with several other photographers and artists who work with her in building arts learning experiences at Bunginderry Artist Camp.

C&C-Global Promotions link

20 JANUARY 2011 : AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE ARTIST DES ROLPH PAYS TRIBUTE TO ANNABEL TULLY

Excerpt:
“Des Rolph, Brisbane based contemporary artist of considerable stature pays tribute to Annabel Tully, contemporary landscape artist of the Channel Country. The tribute is moving as Des Rolph, known for her min min lights and ethereal figures that walked the land in times past, paints a series of 5 works featuring Annabel Tully meeting the challenges of health and natural disasters. Annabel, a city girl from the western suburbs of Brisbane, fell in love with the Australian outback and after a number of teaching posts, settled in the Channel Country with her husband, Stephen.Ó

Des Rolph will return to Bunginderry Artist Camp in 2011 as a teacher and source of inspiration to artists.

Other media stories featuring Annabel Tully, her work, arts enterprise building activities, and artists paying tribute to her are hosted on www.outofaustralia.net.au and also in the USA by C&C-Global Promotions link

7 AUGUST 2010 : FROM CATTLE PROPERTY TO CYBER CORRIDOR EXHIBITIONS

Excerpt: “We are proud to announce this Cyber Corridor Exhibition featuring Annabel’s work and story.” Professor Arnold continued, “We anticipate this is only the beginning of a global corridor adventure. International poet, Melanie Simms contacted us to organise a collaboration, a book of poetry to be illustrated by Annabel remembering the spirit of adventure and courage in uncharted seas, deserts and skies.”

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24 OCTOBER 2009 : BUNGINDERRY ARTIST CAMP AWARDED QLD REGIONAL ACHIEVEMENT & COMMUNITY AWARD

Excerpt: “The winners of the Queensland Regional Achievement and Community Awards were announced in Maroochydore on Saturday night. Annabel and Stephen Tully, were named the winners of The Coffee Club Arts and Culture Award Category.”

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APRIL 2008 : AUSTRALIA COUNTRY STYLE MAGAZINE – OUR LIFE IN THE COUNTRY- WRITTEN BY FELLOW RURAL AMBASSADOR WENDY AGAR

Excerpt:
“My art has my heart in it. I use found ochres and pigments to get the colour of the land, and sometimes found objects, as another subtle way of saying there is a human subtle human imprint on this land.”

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5 APRIL 2007 : ANNABEL TULLY JOINS MANDY MARTIN ON ABC TV PAINTING AUSTRALIA SERIES

Excerpt:
“Painting Australia travels to the edge of the Simpson Desert and the Ethabuka Reserve in remote western Queensland. This area in Queensland in unique for its population of rare flora and fauna.

With award winning artist Mandy Martin, our three artists, Bek Mifsud, Annabel Tully and Noel Miller, brave the heat to capture the beauty of this remote area of Australia. It is not just the colours that inform their work but the rich histories of the people who have lived here and still call this area home.”

More information: www.abc.net.au/tv/paintingaustralia/stories/simpsondesert.htm

25 JULY 2005 : ART RESONATES WOOL INDUSTRY MESSAGES AND CHALLENGES

Excerpt: ÒThe Art of Sheep is being supported by Arts Queensland and AgForce Queensland and will be officially opened by Associate Professor Suzi Vaughan, Head of Fashion at Queensland University of Technology, at 6pm on Tuesday August 9 in the Sheep and Wool Pavilion, Building 9, Alexandria St, Bowen Hills.Ó

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25 NOVEMBER 2004 : OUTBACK QUEEN PAINTS THE LAND – COURIER MAIL, BRISBANE

Excerpt: “In my works I want to project that the people actually living here have a kinship with the land that is just as good if not better than the people who were here before us.”

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