Approved: 16.08.2006

Anna Perch-Nielsen

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
My work is sculpture and installation based. It has always been concerned with bringing audiences to a location in which an installation examines and enhances the architectural or environmental space. I use drawing and printmaking as both a resource and extension for the generation of working ideas. In 2005 I began a series of four unique prints, which developed from the garden theme of my

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  • Location: Glasgow, Scotland
 

Biography

Concepts My work is sculpture and installation based. It has always been concerned with bringing audiences to a location in which an installation examines and enhances the architectural or environmental space. I use drawing and printmaking as both a resource and extension for the generation of working ideas. In 2005 I began a series of four unique prints, which developed from the garden theme of my most recent installation Ready to Assemble GOE- and the Lollipop tree. The sculpture, installation and prints are documented in my images. The use of flat colour in the prints visually investigates a real sense of space. On closer inspection, subtle qualities reveal their handmade origins, contradictory to the initial impression. Within them I try to convey the notion of the garden as a sanctuary or place of rest, a space that has an indefinable energy, which allows individual transcendence from the banality of the everyday. The "lollipop tree" highlights the commercial and retail value that is now directed towards gardening and landscape management. Simultaneously it reflects the beautiful, varied and bountiful natural adornment that nature can offer. The Space Where I am explores personal and public space. The structure of the installation is made totally of reclaimed windows. I chose to use these types of window because they are obviously aged household windows demonstrating clear associations with everyday domestic interiors. Their originality being important as visionary access between interiors and exteriors. It creates an atmosphere that juxtaposes contradictory feelings such as containment/freedom, isolation/exposure, vulnerability/strength, myth/reality, spirituality. The inclusion of the raven emphasises the emptiness of the space, this created a situation where the viewer was left with the feeling of being observed rather than being the observer. I use casting in my sculpture work as I find the process of replication or imprinting from an original creates an intriguing balance of relationship between forms and materials. Influences I am directly influenced by themes of time, which are clearly demonstrated in the seasonal, and natural cycle of growth and decay. Poetry and Nature inspire my thoughts about this subject and influence my practice. Career path 2005-2006 Artist in Residence George Watson's College, Edinburgh 2003-2005 Artist in Residence The Edinburgh Academy, Edinburgh October 2003 Robert Fleming Residency. Hospitalfield

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2006 - Artist in residence exhibtion, George Watson's College, Edinburgh 2005 - Artist in Residence exhibition, The Edinburgh Academy, Edinburgh Group exhibitions 2009 - Interventions, David Marshall Centre, Aberfoyle 2008 - A Sense of Place, Leicester Botanical Gardens, Leicester 2008 - Garden Gallery, Big Things on the Beach, Portobello, Edinburgh 2008 - Original Print, Touring exhibition, Highlands 2007 - Latitudes, Inverness Museum and Gallery, Inverness 2006 - Art in the Garden, Crook Hall, Durham 2006 - Landmarks 111, Lowood Gallery, Cumbria 2005 - By Default, WASPS gallery, Edinburgh 2003 - Open exhibition, 21m2 gallery, Stavanger, Norway 2001 - Expose, Edinburgh International Conference Centre 2001 - Highland Young Artists, Art.Tm Gallery, touring Highlands 2001 - Postgraduate collaboration, Munich Subway Gallery, Munich 2001 - Royal Scottish Academy Student Show, Edinburgh 2001 - Vesta: A Show of Light, Stroud House Gallery, Gloucester 2000 - Highland Artists, Kilmorack Gallery, Inverness-shire 2000 - Melt Zone, Limousine Bull Gallery, Aberdeen Workshops 2008 - Lantern workshops, Festival of Light, South Ayrshire Primary Schools Residencies 2008 - Artist in Residence, Festival of Light, Girvan, South Ayrshire 2005 - Artist in Residence, George Watson's College, Edinburgh 2004 - Artist in Residence, The Edinburgh Academy, Edinburgh 2003 - Robert Fleming Residency, Hospitalfield House, Arbroath, Scotland 1999 - Fire in the Land, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Aberdeenshire Private commissions 2002 - Drawings for editorial, 292- essays in visual culture, Edinburgh College of Art publication Competitions, prizes and awards 2003 - Arts Trust of Scotland Award, Arts Trust of Scotland, Edinburgh 2003 - SME Grant, National Glass Centre, Sunderland 2001 - John Kinross Scholarship, Florence, Italy Educational experience - primary 2005 - Artist in Residence, George Watston's College, Edinburgh Educational experience - secondary 2004 - Artist in Residence, The Edinburgh Academy, Edinburgh