Anneka French is a curator and writer currently based in Birmingham.
For her first show in England at Grand Union in Birmingham, Glasgow-based artist Lauren Gault has produced a new body of sculptural works in glass, metal and welded PVC plastic, complemented by a sound piece. Anneka French finds out more from the artist.
A recent event at MAC in Birmingham brought practitioners and curators together to interrogate ‘the (in)visibility of disabled artists’. Anneka French reports on a productively critical discussion.
The Birmingham-based artist’s exhibition ‘Vanishing Point’ addresses the underrepresentation of black figures in Western history and presents a new group of works on paper alongside two paintings loaned from the National Gallery. Anneka French finds out more.
For ‘Deep Spoils’, the Glasgow-based Scottish artist’s first exhibition in Wales, Claire Barclay has responded to the history and architecture of Swansea’s Mission Gallery by reconfiguring existing works alongside new elements. Anneka French discovers more about her distinctive practice that draws on industrial motifs to explore materiality and memory.
The Herefordshire-based painter Clare Woods has developed a series of eight large-scale oil on aluminium works for her new show at Warwick Arts Centre’s Mead Gallery, reflecting an ongoing move away from abstraction towards more figurative paintings. Anneka French talks to the artist about scale, process and her photographic source material.