Sirmano is the alias of Anna, a Brisbane artist and illustrator who has been creating playful illustrations working with paint, wood and mixed media since her hands could pick up a pencil.
She creates characters which are strong, independent beings who occupy a space which is rich in colour and mystery. Since graduating design from Queensland College of Art in 2005, she has studied illustration at the Alberta College of Art and Design, Canada, taken part in an artist residency in Barcelona, exhibited her work nationally and internationally and contributed to street art festivals across Queensland. Sirmano’s creative practice has drawn influence from her love of travel, different cultures and her heritage. She has a keen eye for colour which is a big part of her work, it evokes a feeling and is what keeps her creating. When she isn't painting Anna works as a senior graphic design for a design studio Bright Yellow.
Date: BSAF 2018
Location: 49 Warner St, Fortitude Valley