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.
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
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
Case studies include
2009 Arts Council England – for ‘Translation’
2009 Arts and Business – for ‘Translation’
2000 EU study into the Creative Industries. Author Elizabeth
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
2006 Nominated for the SEEDA Sculpture Awards, Cass
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
Bedford Creative Arts 104 Midland Road Bedford MK40 1QE
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