Anna is trying, trying to make art, trying to have a job, trying to be a person.

Having worked in arts education for over 20 years she has wavered between three states:

  1. feeling that all her own creative practice has been obliterated and all the remains is the occasional craft outburst,
  2. deciding that the teaching itself is a creative practice (its just that she gives all her ideas to teenagers to do badly),
  3. occasionally managing to do a little drawing and feeling utterly fulfilled and wondering why she didn’t do it before, or more.

Having now moved more into adult arts education management and away from the classroom, as well as recently completing an MA in Arts and Learning at Goldsmith University, she now finds that in fact all 3 are coexistent in her practice.
Annas current use of text and decoration through traditional sign writing and illustration explores the material nature of thinking and “working out”, alongside the much maligned value of making something nice to look at.

Trying is an exhibition of these things. Come and look at them if you like.

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