I am a Welsh/Canadian multidisciplinary artist living and working in Cumberland, Vancouver Island. I immigrated to Canada from Swansea, Wales as a young adult and the crafts of my childhood continue to influence my art practice. I work with material and social practices that share a repetitive quality (rug-making, fly-tying, casting, embroidery, string games, storytelling, handwriting). In my art practice, I am concerned with the role of distance and contact in building belonging in our contemporary communities and environments. I collect narratives of our local and personal connections to place. These community conversations, observations, and periods of digital research, act as moments of instigation for material projects that allow us to engage with each other, our environments, and other species, more deeply. I am interested in the ways that re-working, re-learning, and re-telling in different spatial and community contexts can provide a sense of stability during times of social and personal crisis.
Anne received a BFA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design and an MFA in Studio Practices from the University of Victoria. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and the UK. She has participated in the Canadian Craft Biennial residency and the NOVA Young Welsh Artist exhibition and has been a recipient of multiple artist grants.
Photo Credit - Joslyn Kilborn @thecumberlandstudio