Art After Hours @ Art Gallery NSW

AGNSW-Logo_Black_wCelebrity talks: Trailblazing women 

Duration 30 minutes. Entrance court. Free.
Wednesday 7 October 2015 6:30pm – 7p

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Rd, The Domain 2000
Sydney, Australia
Info line 1800 679 27

Anna Volska – How do you play a heroine?

Anna Volska has been a fixture in Australian theatre for the past 20 years as an actor and director. She was a founding member of the Bell Shakespeare Company and worked for three seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the Aldwych and Stratford on Avon. Anna has played Beatrice in Much ado about nothing, Olivia in Twelfth night, both Ophelia and Gertrude in Hamlet, Rosalind in As you like it, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth among many others. Most recently she appeared in Unholy ghosts for Griffin and Seventeen for Belvoir. Join Anna Volska as she shares the tales of playing a heroine.

Anna Volska (born 1 December 1944 at MilanówekPoland) is an Australian television actress. She arrived in Australia when she was young and has acted from a young age. Volska has appeared in many Australian television drama series, mostly in a guest role. Her first role was in 1965, where she had a small role in The Recruiting Officer. In 1973, Volska had a leading role in Behind the Legend (where she played 'Helena Rubenstein'). She then appeared on A Country Practice from 1987 until 1991. In 2009, she had a recurring role in the final season of All Saints (TV series) (as 'Katerina Ajanovic'). In 2010, Volska appeared on the telemovie Sisters of War playing the role of nun named Sister Cordula. Volska has acted extensively in theatre in companies such as Nimrod Theatre Company and the Bell Shakespeare Company displayed great versatility in roles as varied as those from Shakespeare to modern Australia theatre. Anna Volska won a Best Single Performance by an Actress award at the 1973 Logie Awards for her role in Behind The Legend.

Part of Art & About Sydney 2015