Approved: 26.08.2012

Sally Annett

Artist, Consultant, Curator, Gallerist, Lecturer / academic, Project manager, Researcher

Approved: 26.08.2012

Sally Annett is known in the UK as Artist, Curator and Author.
My work is concerned with object, language and meta-representation. Cross-referencing cultural and social archetypes, looking at the stereotypical aesthetics hidden within epochs of recorded history. Engaging with images, objects and embodied concepts, which cut through time, culture, religion and race. I am fascinated with the roles of

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    Sally Annett is known in the UK as Artist, Curator and Author.
    My work is concerned with object, language and meta-representation. Cross-referencing cultural and social archetypes, looking at the stereotypical aesthetics hidden within epochs of recorded history. Engaging with images, objects and embodied concepts, which cut through time, culture, religion and race. I am fascinated with the roles of Priests, Scientists and Artists. My 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. I work over long time scales, using combined media; painting, photography, sculpture, intervention, performance and the written word and collaborate and curate internationally. My curiosity and invention has, rationally had to become transpersonal to maintain any integrity in its maturation. 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 decade 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 public spaces. My current work 'Systems of Philosophy - Wall(paper)s of Mind',  which launches at Wrest Park, June 2018 and Bletchley Park, July 2018, Atelier de Melusine Fr Dec 2018 continues my research into contemporary functions and languages based around the technology of 'paper' and is funded by the Arts Council England. Areas of specialist interest; Comparative Religion/Culture Alphabet and Archetype Symbolism Arts and scientific practice. Annett is published by Foulsham and distributed by MacMilllan.

    CV & Education

     

    Current Projects: ‘Contemplation Seats’
    ‘Snakes and Ladders’ Arts Council England G4A Funded. PD and Research into the roles of contemporary artists, scientists and priests.

    Education
    2013-15    Masters Degree in Inter Cultural Communication University of Bedfordshire
    1989/91    Fine Arts Ba [Hons]. Bretton Hall Leeds University
    1991         Printmaking scholarship with Oscar Romp [RA]

    Conferences and Symposia
    May 2014   UK Parallel Speaker @ The BASS Conference
    April2014   USA Abstract and Poster @ Towards a Science of Consciousness
    2013         ‘95%’ Residency MigAA. Allenheads Contemporary Arts
    2002          Hidden Dimensions’ 3rd MK International Symposium

    Group Shows
    2014         ‘The City is a School’. Liverpool Biennale
    2014         Konst Galleri Sweden
    2014         ‘Tri’ – THIS. Wrexham
    2013         ‘Urban Dialogues. Red Gallery London
    2012         ‘Signs 2012’ 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles
    2012         ‘The Flaneur’ October on line exhibition
    2010         The Open University Sculpture Biennial
    2006         ‘Travels in my suitcase’ Vilnius, Lithuania
    2005         ‘Tora de Roma’  Italy
    2004         ’10 Years On’ Milton Keynes Gallery
    CBX           1,2,3,4 – 1999-2002

    Solo Shows include
    2013          ‘Snakes and Ladders’ Bunyan Meeting Bedford
    2013          ‘The Reflection Room MKCalling. Milton Keynes Gallery
    2012          ‘Tree of Life’ Installation CMK
    2009/10     ‘The Herd’ Various Installations and site specific pieces CMK
    2007          ‘Locus Amoenus’, ArtworksMK. MK Emirates Football Stadium. Queens visit to commemorate Milton Keynes 40th Birthday
    2003          ‘The Fool’s Journey’, Dulwich Picture Gallery. Paint and Film
    1998          ‘ Atavist Interloper’, Milton Keynes Gallery. Painting.

    Commissions and collections include
    2012          The Public Catalogue Foundation. BBC UK
    2008          Private collection of the late Michael Stanley Director MOA
    2004          Palace of Westminster – The Queens Royal Robing Rooms.
                        ‘The Mabinogian Series’
    2007/8       Lead Artist ‘On the Verge’.

    Publications and Writing include
    2013       ‘Uncertain States’ Volume 16
    2003       ‘The Atavist Tarot’ Published by Foulsham distributed by
                   MacMillan

    Case studies include
    2009        Arts Council England – for ‘Translation’
    2009        Arts and Business – for ‘Translation’
    2000        EU study into the Creative Industries. Author Elizabeth
                   Barnett

    Organisations include
    2012        Bedford Creative Arts
    2012        Axis Web
    2008 – 2011   FRINGEMK. Founder, Curator and Artistic Director
    2002 – 2009   Visual Arts `panel Assessor for Arts Network Gateway MK.
    2008 – 2012   Fine Arts Consultant for ‘Arts and Architecture’ UK

    Awards, Funding and Curation include
    2012         Arts Council England G 4 A. ‘Snakes and Ladders’
    2012         The Oppenhiem Fund.
    2008 – 2010   +£160,000: ACE funding commissioning and curation of   
                         ‘Translation” ‘Urban Games’.
    2009         ‘Arts and Business’. Seven nominations received regionally,
                     and nationally in, ‘Community’, ‘Branding and ‘Innovation  
                     and Technology’
    2006          Nominated for the SEEDA Sculpture Awards, Cass
                     Foundation
    1997          Arts Council England - Atavist Interloper
    1998 -2007    MK Arts Association – various projects

    Teaching and Lecturing include
    2014         Intercultural Training. University of Bedfordshire
    2005 -6     Peterhouse College Cambridge and Canterbury University,
                    lecturing in Genetics and Language, with DSUK
    1992 – 8   Projects delivered for Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes,
                    Oxfordshire and Birmingham Education Authorities.

    Collaborations and Symposia include
    1998 -12   Rowena Willard-Wright. Senior Curator English Heritage.
    2005 -7     St.George’s Medical Hospital London
    2004 – 8   Hosted for and on the second tier selection panel for ‘Braziers
                    International’ Artists in residence
    2008-11    Doplgenger, Serbia
    2006 – 6   Michael Ellis, Digital Scientific UK
    2006         BeanTown TV Los Angeles

    Current Studio
    Bedford Creative Arts                      104 Midland Road Bedford MK40 1QE

    www.sallyannett.com                               www.snakesandladdersabc.com www.bedfordcreativearts.com