Annette Jane Pugh

Artist, Lecturer / academic, Teacher

Concepts-My current body of work engages with the notion of lost identities, uncertain moments and a sense of place. It relies heavily on the development of the photographic image, and its relationship to drawing/painting. Working from a range of found and archived images, I investigate the point at which, and how, an image becomes more than just a copy.

Influences-Contemporary Painting, Print Making, digital media, photography, film.

Career path-Following the completion of BA (Hons) in Fine Art I worked as a community artist and on a range of commissioned works. I then qualified as teacher of art and design (PGCE). Throughout this time I actively contributed to the early development of art and digital media in schools and exhibited in several notable digital projects. I have since completed an MA in fine art, which placed a strong emphasis on philosophical aesthetics and another MA in Art and Design Histories examining the use of the digital in Fine Art/painting. Following a series of residencies, I have recently worked as visiting lecturer on the BA and MFA courses at Coventry and Brighton Universities respectively and alongside my own work I continue to teach students of all ages and abilities. I am a member of an independent studio group based in Birmingham, a council member for the RBSA and throughout my career I have been awarded a number of arts grants to develop my own practice and curate exhibitions. I continue to exhibit on a regular basis and work has been purchased for private collections and commercial enterprises.

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Location Birmingham, West Midlands
Activities Secondary education, Higher education, Further education, Residencies, Workshops
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking
Tags archive, photography, drawing, print, painting, place, projection, interior, narrative, memory

News & Events

  • Photographic Prize: Urban Life exhibition 2015

    Urban Life Exhibition 10 September — 03 October 2015

  • Painting Workshop

    RBSA, St. Pauls square, Birmingham

    RBSA Acrylic painting workshop experimenting with the use of grounds, layering, and brushwork to loosen up your painting style and create expressive floral works.

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  • Group Exhibition, The Bond, Birmingham

    An exhibition of Birmingham artists at the Bond, Digbeth, Birmingham. Preview night Friday 5th June (part of Digbeth First Friday)

  • Coventry Drawing Prize

    15/03/2015 – 07/05/2017
    Lewis Gallery, Rugby School

    A selected drawing show

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  • Now showing with Reuben Colley Fine Arts in new location

    A series of new paintings can be viewed at Reuben Colley Fine Arts, in their new premises at 85 – 89 Colmore Row, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 2BB

  • Coventry Drawing Prize

    A selected touring exhibition of drawing Lewis Gallery, Rugby School 12th March and 25th March The Atkins, Hinckley 15th April to 7th May. Private Views: Rugby 13th March

  • RWA 2015

    I will be exhibiting two new works from a series of interiors at the RWA between 12th Oct and 7th Dec

  • RWA Open 2014

    Three works selected for the next round of judging at the RWA in Bristol

  • New collection of work at Reuben Colley Fine Arts

    Forthcoming collection of paintings Reuben Colley Fine Arts 22nd August 2014 - 19th September 2014

  • West Midlands Open 2014

    Two works selected for the West Midlands Open at Birmingham Museum &Art Gallery 25th October 2014to 15th February 2015

  • Still Life Drawing in Black and White

    RBSA, Birmingham

    A drawing workshop designed to develop and improve observation skills, use of materials and techniques.

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  • Birmingham Artspace Exhibition

    17/05/2014 – 31/05/2014
    Reuben Colley Fine Arts, Birmingham

    'Traces' A group show of artists from Birmingham Artspace studios.

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  • Curator, Next Wave

    15/05/2014 – 06/06/2014
    RBSA, Birmingham

    I will be working as a curator on 'Next Wave, at the RBSA; a show of contemporary practice from emerging artists in the West Midlands.

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  • Royal Academy Summer Show

    Work through to the second round of the selection process.

  • Coventry University and Elliotts Drawing Prize 2014.

    A selected exhibition showing at the The Lewis Gallery, Rugby School from Wednesday 12th March – Friday 21st March and Lanchester Gallery, Coventry University,Monday 28th April – 16th May

  • The Etched Portrait, A Print Workshop 10 March 2014

    RBSA, Birmingham

    An etching and chine-collé workshop exploring the use of photographs, magazines and family albums as inspiration.

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