Annette Jane PughArtist, Lecturer / academic, Teacher
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 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.
|Location||Smethwick, 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
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 Reubencolleyfinearts.co.uk
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
A drawing workshop designed to develop and improve observation skills, use of materials and techniques.
Birmingham Artspace Exhibition
17/05/2014 – 31/05/2014
Reuben Colley Fine Arts, Birmingham
'Traces' A group show of artists from Birmingham Artspace studios.
Curator, Next Wave
15/05/2014 – 06/06/2014
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.
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
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/