Ann Goddard

Artist, Maker

My practice explores the crossover between the Fine Art and Fine Craft disciplines of sculpture and textiles. Working across these boundaries I make mixed media constructions, assemblages and small installations comprising multiple units. Rather than direct representation, I aim to utilise the provenance and intrinsic qualities of materials, to evoke associations and carry the essence of ideas. Working methods begin with thorough research followed by experimental sampling. Ideas are explored by working directly with materials. Techniques and processes vary as they are informed by my research. My preferred method of working is construction; building up forms by assembling separately prepared units. Textile elements such as felted fibres, fabric and stitch are frequently juxtaposed with concrete, wood, metal or natural materials. Investigation into the marginalisation of textile practice led to questioning the role and function of boundaries. The resulting body of work references a variety of boundaries including those between art and craft, between genres, between men and women's work, and those 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. 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

  • 'The State of Art - Sculpture & 3D #2' art book

    Ann Goddard's work has been selected to be featured in 'The State of Art - Sculpture & 3D #2' art book, published by Bare Hill Publishing. The book will be available later this year.

  • 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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