Hello! I'm Anna, a designer and maker based in Nottingham, working from my studio at Backlit http://backlit.org.uk/studios/
My practice stems from an interest in 'Play' as an important factor in life, not only for children. I design objects that are playful and open ended, encouraging the user to embrace their curiosities.
EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS:
York Design Week, October 2019 - Event organiser and workshop Facilitator
PLAY AND SOCIAL DESIGN,Group exhibition Running alongside York Design Week, October 2019, Spark York, Curated by Rebecca Carr and Tom Sander
Refugee Forum X UK Young Artists, Family Legacy Project in Partnership with Backlit Gallery 29th- 31st May
A series of family workshops that explored the theme of space. with outcomes including, decorated wooden Mobiles, and moon rocks and planets using clay and other sensory materials.
UKYA City Takeover (Nottingham) 7-13th February 2019
Selected exhibitor, with sculptural arrangements 'The Gifts' on display at Nottingham Station. And Workshop facilitator hosting 'DRINK AND DRAW X UKYA CITY TAKEOVER'.
Effects Design Market, 5-7th October 2018, York Saint Marys, Castle Gate, York
London Design Fair, 20-23rd September 2018, Old Truman Brewery, 26 Handbury Street, London:
Selected as the prize winner for the LDF prize from 'New Designers One Year On' to exhibit at London Design Fair 2018.
Workshop co-ordinator for 'Family Saturdays' at Backlit, as part of 'Grand Tour, 2018', 2nd June 1-3pm, 7th July 1-3pm
A series of family workshops hosted at Backlit Gallery as part of Grand Tour Nottingham. These workshops ran alongside an in-house exhibition at Backlit 'Mountain Of Tongues'. The result of these sessions was the production of collaborative tapestries and totem poles, exploring themes of cultural cross overs, Language and symbols. These were made using various arts and crafts disciplines like Print making, collage and construction.
'One Year In', New Designers, Part 1, 27th-30th June 2018, Islington Design and Business Centre, London
New Designers, Islington Design and Business centre, London. 2017
Lustre, 3 - 5 November, 2017. DH Lawrence Pavillion and Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham Lakeside arts, University Park, Nottingham
Beginnings, The National Assembly of South Korea, 17 October - 10 November 2017, supported by UKYA in partnership with Seojung Art Centre and Superior Gallery, Seoul and Chung Ang University
Effects Design Market, The Stained Glass Centre, Micklegate, York. 1 - 3 December, 2017. https://www.effectsdesignmarket.org/
Class of 2017, National Centre of Craft and Design (NCCD), Lincolnshire, 13 Jan - 11 March 2018