Photo: Annie Ward in Lyme Regis, South West

Annie Ward

Artist, Maker

My work revolves around concepts of domesticity and kinship as well as the gendered nature of history.  The attraction of this area of research is its capacity to reclaim attention for the ‘unseen’, the deliberately forgotten, the misplaced and the over-looked.  Much of my work is a response to a period of intense genealogical research into the female line of my family tree.  I believe that contemplating family history, whether recent or from many generations ago, helps to centre the imagination, memory, and the important role which story-telling has to play in connecting us all to one another in the present day.  I create a broad spectrum of pieces from paintings to altered books and installations.

Location Lyme Regis, South West
Activities Participatory projects, Private commissions
Artforms / type of project Book Works, Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting
Tags paper, paper casting, history, memory, narrative, still life, feminism, Domestic, painting, drawing