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Primarily a painter, I also construct pieces using textiles, paper and found objects.
Much of what I do has evolved out of my interest in both historic and genealogical research. This means that I may revisit a series of works over a number of years as research progresses.
Layering, distortion and erasure have all come to play a key part in my practice, referencing the often fugitive nature of both memory and historic narrative.  Delving into the past is frequently concerned with revealing aspects of the misplaced, the intangible, the forgotten or perhaps the deliberately erased. 


Annie Ward’s practice encompasses two distinct ways of making: painting and sculptural constructions using paper and altered books.
She slips effortlessly between her two areas of expertise finding that they feed off each other. Both her painting and her 3D work are informed by personal memory, history and texts that she has read. In fact she uses text extensively in her objects.
She addresses the historic role of women as homemakers, widely in her work, recognising her position in a long line of daughters, mothers and grandmothers handing on advice, wisdom and ways of doing things and subtly observing how little has really changed. © Fiona Robinson

The Mapping of Memory

Conversation Pieces

The Palimpsests

A Democracy of Pots

Viva Voce


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Bound for the Mill

..... has been selected for Black Swan Arts Open 2017.
2nd - 29th November 2017. Black Swan Arts, Frome, Somerset,
BA11 1BB 


Black Swan Arts Open 2017

Awarded Highly Commended as voted for by the Judges
Mariella Frostrup, Seamus Nicholson, Gary Sangster, Stephen Snoddy and Dea Vanagan.


Three of my paintings from the series ‘The Mapping of Memory’ 

.... have been selected for The South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts Annual Open 2017. 14th-25th November 2017.



2004 BA (Hons) Fine Art, 1st Class  -  Birmingham City University, Margaret Street, Birmingham
1999 Critical Approaches to Art  -  University of Warwick, Level 2 modules, part-time
1998 HND 3D Design  -  North Warwickshire College
1997 Foundation Diploma  -  Warwickshire College


Year Event Location
2017SWAc Open 2017Exeter Castle, Castle Street, Exeter EX4 3PU, Devon
2017Black Swan Arts Open 2017Black Swan Arts, Frome, BA11 1BB
2017Evolver Prize Exhibition 2017Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, EX14 1LX
2016Black Swan Arts Open 2016Black Swan Arts, Frome, BA11 1BB
2016Threads Contemporary Textiles Open 2016Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury, SP1 3UT
2016SWAc Open 2016Exeter Castle, Castle Street, Exeter EX4 3PU, Devon
2016Evolver Prize Exhibition 2016Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BB
201626th Millfield Summer Show 2016The Atkinson Gallery, Millfield School, Street, Somerset, BA16 OYD
2016THG Open 2016Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1LX
2015Black Swan Arts Open 2015Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BB
2015Wells Art ContemporaryWells & Mendip Museum, 8 Cathedral Green, Wells, BA5 2UE
2015SWAc Open 2015St. Stephen's Church, High Street, Exeter EX4 3LN
2015Evolver Prize 2015 ExhibitionThelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, Devon EX14 1LX
2015The Marle Gallery Summer ExhibitionThe Marle Gallery, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5NQ
2015The Exeter Art ShowThe Maynard School, Denmark Road, Exeter, EX1 1SJ
2015Society of Women Artists 154th Annual ExhibitionMall Galleries, The Mall, London, SW1
2015Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary WatercolourBankside Gallery, London, SE1 9JH
2014Black Swan Arts Open 2014Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BB
2014The Marle Gallery Winter ExhibitionThe Marle Gallery, Axminster, EX13 5NQ
2014SWAc Open 2014St. Stephen's Church, High Street, Exeter EX4 3LN
2014Thelma Hulbert Gallery Open 2014Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, Devon EX14 1LX
2014The Marle Gallery Summer ExhibitionThe Marle Gallery, Axminster, Devon
2014Evolver Prize 2014 ExhibitionThe Atkinson Gallery, Millfield School, Street, Somerset, BA16 0YD
2014Society of Women Artists 153rd Annual Exhibition Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, SW1
2014The Artists’ Archive online exhibition curated by Anneka French
2014The Marie Gallery ExhibitionsThe Marie Gallery, Axminster, Devon
2013161st Autumn ExhibitionThe Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2013Affordable Art Fair(The Marle Gallery) Battersea, London, SW11 4NJ
2013Wells Art Contemporary Wells & Mendip Museum, Wells, BA5 2UE
2013re:collection - 'Papertrace'The Malthouse, Lyme Regis, (for Artsfest)
2013The Marle Summer Exhibition The Marle Gallery, Axminster, Devon
2013Dorchester Arts Open 2013 Winner Dorchester Prize Dorchester Arts, Dorchester DT1 1XR
2013 re:collection – ‘Looking at the Overlooked’Lyme Regis Museum, Lyme Regis, Dorset
2013Brief ArtHestercombe Gardens, Somerset 
201220 X 20Gloss Gallery, Exeter
2012Art in the ArkThe Ark Conference Centre, Basingstoke
2012She Wears It WellTown Mill Bakery, Lyme Regis (for Artsfest)
2012Group ShowArtsfest, Lyme Regis, Dorset
2012Axis Choice ArtistAxis Web
2010Group ShowSomerset Arts Week
2010Brief ArtHestercombe Gardens, Somerset
2008Brief ArtHestercombe Gardens, Somerset
2006QuestOVADA Gallery in conjunction with The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
2006Artists at CoombeCoombe Abbey Visitor Centre Warwickshire
2006The Painted Pot Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Newport, Gwent
2005Grid 15The Grid, Harborough Magna, Warwickshire
2005FloatingBubbenhall House, Warwickshire
2005Re-inventOxford Visual Arts, Oxford
2004TargetmastersBirmingham Institute of Art & Design, Margaret St. Birmingham
2003ScrambleThe Grid, Harborough Magna, Warwickshire

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