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Anji Archer

Fellowship:  April 1993 – December 1998 Farmhouse

Artform: Mixed Media/Installation

 

Anji works with mixed art forms, researching different ways of using discarded and given materials. Anji has discovered that objects form an important role within the sculptures/Installations that she creates, whether they are designed for a gallery or are site specific. ‘My work largely focuses on installation pieces and is an on-going pursuit of a self- discovering language consisting of factual or fictional stories often containing elements of everyday domestic life, and researching into the historical background of the environment in which the work is placed.’

 

Anji has also worked intensively with community groups and collaborated within educational programmes with organisations such as: Grizedale Arts, Theatre Venture, ArtGene, Tate Liverpool, The Children’s Discovery Centre and Theatre Resource.

 

 

 

Education:

 

1996- 1998 MA ‘distinction’ Art & Media Practice -University of Westminster, London

 

1989 -1992 BA (hons) 2:1 Constructed Textiles –Middlesex University, London

 

1986 -1989 BTEC Art & Design – Stevenage College, Herts

 

1985- 1986 Art & Design Diploma – North Herts College, Herts

 

 

 

Media Profile (selected):

 

2006 Culture in Our Towns, Newstac (Alfredo Corbalan)

 

2004 BBC Big Read, Book Trust website

 

2002 Art, Age & Gender Catalogue, Foundation of Women’s Art (Frances Borzello & Monica Preztal)

 

2001 Brit Art Directory

 

1999 Artist & Illustrator (Karen Taylor)

 

1998 AN Degree Show Supplement (Gordon Dalton)

 

1996 Women’s Art (Frances Borzello)

 

 

 

Awards & Commissions (selected):

 

1993 Windsor & Newton – young artist –finalist

 

2004/05 Westwords, West London Literature Development Agency: Installation using print, words & textiles

 

 

 

Solo & Group Shows (selected):

 

2006 Betrayed by the Senses – The Barge House, London

 

2006 Culture in our Towns – Zoetermeer, Holland

 

2005 ‘Little Sister, Poor Soul’ – Madder139 Gallery, London

 

2004 Art, Age & Gender, Touring show

 

2003 Muti Stories – Stevenage, Herts

 

2002 ‘Alight Projection’ Royal Victoria Docks,London

 

2001 ‘Return’ Projection, Brixton Art Gallery, London

 

2000 ‘Urban Shores, The Dash Gallery, London

 

Millennium Book Project, various venues nationally

 

1999 Short –listed for the New Contempories

 

‘School Report’ Installation – The Loading Bay Gallery, London

 

1998/9 ‘Welcome to the World & Welcome Home – Installation – Various venues:

 

Hull, Sheffield, Manchester and Ireland