Ann graduated in 1995 from the University of Ulster and again, with a master’s, in 1997. She then secured an eight-month artist residency at the Hangzhou Academy of Fine Art, in The Peoples Republic of China, supported by the University of Ulster and the British Council.
Ann returned to Ireland to take up the post of PR officer with ‘Artspace Studios’, Galway, before moving to England in 1999 to complete a PGCE. She has spent the last 16 years working in higher education and as a visual practitioner. As well as lecturing at B&FC, Ann exhibits and curates both at home and abroad. She is currently a member of Abingdon Street Studios.
• professional practice
• critical studies
Qualifications and Accolades
• 1995-97: MA Fine & Applied Art, University of Ulster, Belfast - ESF Funded
• 1997-98: HangZhou Academy of Fine Art, China - Professional Exchange Programme funded by the UUB and British Council
• 2015-16: Leftcoast Express Funding
• 2016: ACE ‘Go See’ Funding
• 2016-17: Trans Express European Funding, Hamburg and Berlin
As a visual practitioner I have exhibited nationally and internationally. I am currently a member of Abingdon Street Studios and have recently received funding for Research and Development Visits to Hamburg and Berlin. I have also recently curated ArtCop21 ‘Test:Bed’ Exhibition 2015/16.
My visual art practice is relative to numerous ‘typologies’ - recent work addresses states of 'in-betweenness' and 'liminality', relative to the natural and built environment.
I have presented my research at the following events:
• Affective Landscape Conference, University of Derby
• Art and Geopolitics, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2015
• Common Ground Symposium, Collaborations in Research and Artistic Practice (relevant to Northern Ireland and the border territories), University of Manchester, 2016
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“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” - Alice Walker