‘and….Other Things’ by Anna Spearman runs from August 19-September 1st.
This work has emerged out of my ongoing studio practice which has at its heart an investigation of materials and processes, and which is driven by a fascination with the material and visual world that I interact with on a daily basis. Access to the gallery in the run up to the exhibition allowed me to make work in and for this space and to continue my exploration of how objects (in particular sculptural objects) impact on the space around them.
Anna Spearman is a visual artist based in Sligo and currently working from a studio at The Model. With a background in Arts and Community development she returned to college in 2001 to study Fine Art in IT Sligo and continued with an MA in Fine Art: Contemporary Practice at Falmouth University graduating in 2011.
Anna combines a studio practice with her interest in socially engaged and collaborative work. Recents projects include Sligo Global Kitchen (initiated inn 2015), Electric Irish Homes Textile Project at the National Museum, Museum of Country Life and an ongoing collaboration with KCAT art and study centre through it’s Engagement Project. She also works as a Creative Associate for the Arts Council’s Creative Schools programme.
Creative Ireland (Sligo) funding for a residency in Sligo IT 2018
Model Cara residency award 2018
Leitrim Sculpture Centre’s North West Open award 2017
Arts Council’s Travel and Training Award 2016
Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme 2015
Sandra Blow Award (University College Falmouth) 2011
The Governing Body Medal (Sligo IT) 2007
Generously supported by the Hyde Bridge Gallery and Sligo Arts Service
For further information contact Anna at email@example.com