Annette Lodge was born in Nowra, NSW. Her family moved to Perth WA
in 1969 where she finished high school and obtained a Bachelor of Fine Art
at John Curtin University.
In 1980, she was accepted into a Post Graduate programme at the Banff Centre
of Fine Arts in Alberta, Canada for which she was awarded an Overseas Study Grant from the West Australian Arts Council
Travelling has always been a potent source of inspiration to her work and
she has held numerous one-person exhibitions based on various and mysterious parts of the world she has visited. Her work is represented in public and private collections around the world. For the past twelve years she has worked in Sydney as a freelance illustrator and a part time lecturer in Drawing and Illustration at the Billy Blue College of Visual Communication.
She exhibits regularly at the Soho Galleries in Sydney where she has held numerous one person shows since 1995. Her next one person exhibition will open there in January 2008.
For the past 7 years she has been writing and illustrating children’s books.
In 2005, her children’s picture book BIRD, published by ABC Books won a NOTABLE BOOK MERIT at the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards. Her most recent book NATEMBA, published by ABC Books was released in May, 2007 and is based on the plight of orphaned animals in Africa, for which she researched as a volunteer at a Vervet Monkey sanctuary in South Africa for 6 weeks where she cared for orphaned baby monkeys and wrote the story.
She is presently working on a new book for children based in Antarctica. She lives and paints in her studio on Scotland Island in Pittwater, north of Sydney.