Annette Jane Pugh

Artist, Lecturer / academic, Teacher
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Concepts My current body of work engages with the notion of lost identities and uncertain moments. 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 am now a visiting lecturer at Coventry University 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. read full statement

Location Smethwick, West Midlands
Activities Secondary education, Higher education, Further education, Residencies, Workshops
Artforms Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking
Website http://birminghamartspace.org/?page_id=159

News & Events

  • Still Life Drawing in Black and White

    18/07/2014
    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

    10/03/2014
    RBSA, Birmingham

    An etching and chine-collé workshop exploring the use of photographs, magazines and family albums as inspiration. www.rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult...list/the-etched-portrait/

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  • RWA Open

    I will be exhibiting in the 161st RWA Open from 24 November 2013 - 26 January 2014.