Ann Goddard

Artist, Maker

My practice straddles the boundaries between fine art and making. Evolving from a background in textiles, much of my work makes an indirect reference to the history of textile practice. I am also interested in using the associative potential of materials and process to connect to broader issues. The resulting pieces take the form of mixed media assemblages, constructed wall pieces and installations comprising multiple units. Working methods begin with thorough research followed by experimental sampling. Ideas are explored by working directly with materials, utilising their intrinsic qualities for the potential to evoke associations. Techniques used are varied as textile elements are combined with a diverse range of unorthodox media. Materials, processes and the method of construction are selected as carriers of ideas. Investigation into the marginalisation of textile practice led to questioning the role and function of boundaries. The ensuing body of work references boundaries between art and craft, boundaries between genres, boundaries between men and women's work, and boundaries in the landscape. Current work reflects my concern for the environment, in particular the impact of human activity on nature. My main interest is the threat to biodiversity. Focus is on the small, overlooked life forms that are in danger of extinction due to the destruction of their habitats because of change of land use. The pieces allude to the vulnerability and fragility of nature. A consequence of this work has been the development of small format artworks that explore the possibilities of concentrating ideas into a miniature size. read full statement

Location Chester, North West
Artforms Environment, Installation, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Textiles

News & Events

  • Pinpoint

    12/10/2013 – 09/11/2013
    One Church Street Gallery, 1 Church Street, Great Missenden, Bucks, HP16 0AX

    An exhibition of contemporary miniature textile works. Open: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 11 am - 4 pm

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  • British Textile Art: 62@50 celebrating the 62 Group of Textile Artists' 50th Anniversary

    10/12/2013 – 25/01/2014
    Koyo Gallery, Showa Womens's University, Tokyo, Japan

    Open: 12 noon - 5pm, Tues - Sat Closed 23 Dec 2013 - 13 Jan 2014

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