The use of discarded, found and multiples of objects is a fundamental element of my practice. All objects are saturated with cultural meaning, which, as an artist I seek to explore, unravel and investigate. Materials are merged with form to tell a story through objects which are familiar to us all.
CV & Education
Ann Carrington studied at The Royal College of Art graduating in 1987 with an M.A. in sculpture. In 1988 she received The Herbert Read Award, followed by the Commonwealth Fellowship for Sculpture in 1992. Two major Arts Council of Great Britain awards followed in 1994 and 1997. In 2008 she was the winner of a national competition to produce a permanant artwork for Margate sea front.
In 2010 Ann was invited by the United Nations to help raise awareness of current issues through her artwork - her first art work for The UN was presented at the UN Human Trafficking conference in Luxor Egypt, December 2010. She has exhibited worldwide and fulfilled many private and public commissions including the large scale public artwork - Manhattan Mettle - which was unveiled at The W Hotel, Hoboken, USA. in 2011.
Ann was commissioned to make The Royal Jubilee Banner for the Queen in celebration of her diamond Jubilee. The Royal Jubilee banner hung from the stern of the Royal Barge 'The Spirit of Chartwell' as it made its journey up the River Thames from Battersea to London Bridge on the historic occasion of the Thames Diamond Jubilee procession 3rd June 2012.
C.V. Collections / Commissions
Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation, United Nations, Royal Mail, Rothschild, Guinness, Issey Miyake, Lilly Saffra, Duke of Westminster, Levi Strauss, Dunhill, DAKS, Elton John, Paul Smith, Lulu Guinness, Agent Provocateur, The Commonwealth Institute, Fred Segal, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mercury Telephones, Patricia Glenn, David Tang, Citibank, Clarks, National Trust, Mars, W Hotels.