Sally Annett is known in the UK as Artist, Curator and Author.
Annett’s work is concerned with archetype and esotericism, whether making or curating. She cross-references cultural and social archetypes looking at the stereotypical aesthetics that they hide within during various epochs of recorded history. Engaging with images, objects and concepts, which cut through time, culture, religion and race, she is fascinated with the roles of Priests, Scientists and Artists. He work is essentially [Post] Structuralist, sometimes using symbol and syntax, at others using deliberate, circular narratives. It attempts to describe and clarify some of the shared regions of genetic science, neuroscience, psychosis, social and cultural politics, religion, consciousness and art, in the most traditional sense ‘The Arts’.
Annett works over long time scales, using combined media; painting, photography, sculpture, intervention, performance and the written word and in continues to collaborated and curated internationally.
Her personal curiosity and invention has, rationally had to become transpersonal to maintain any integrity in its maturation. She writes: “Much of my personal practice is concerned with philosophical, esoteric and scientific research. I use all media to achieve this and have a particular interest in collaboration and combining media strands. Over the past five years I have produced a broad portfolio in combined arts, directing regional arts organisations, curating and commissioning internationally, with a focus on temporary, site-specific public art commissions in Milton Keynes”.
Annett’s current work ‘Snakes and Ladders’ is research and development into the contemporary roles and languages of Artists, Priests and Scientists. Funded by the Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts its first real world outcomes will take place in Milton Keynes Gallery in June 2013 and as part of the ‘Bedfringe’ festival July 2013.
Areas of specialist interest;
Alphabet and Archetype
Temporary Public Art, projects and interventions
Annett is published by Foulsham and distributed by MacMilllan
- 2012 'Tree of Life', Project Space 1, CMK
- 2012 'Signs 2012', 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles
- 2010 OU Sculpture Biennial, Walton Hall HQ, Milton Keynes
- 2010 FRINGEMK 'Urban Games' ACE Funded, Central Milton Keynes, UK
- 2009 'Translation', Arts Council England Commission, CMK
- 2005 DSUK 'The Art of Memory', Peterhouse College. Cambridge, UK
- 2012 The Public Catalogue Foundation, In Partnership with the BBC, UK
- 2012 'Snakes and Ladders', Arts Council England Grants for the Arts Award, blog: www.facebook.com/snakesandladders33
- 2011 Consultancy, 'Arts and Architecture UK', UK