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 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

  • 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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