Annie is a performer and visual artist based in Edinburgh. She trained in sculpture at The Slade School of Fine Art (London) before developing her work to encompass storytelling and live performance. Annie's work explores geographic and cultural histories and the ways in which they shape the present. Her performances draw on local history as well as having a fascination with material processes.
Annie is interested in uncovering the stories behind objects and places. Previous work has looked at gelatine production and its links to Victorian cuisine and photography; the processing of bones into decorative objects and the links between medieval jousting yards and the art of foley. In 2019 she was awarded a ‘Land Mark’ residency from Art Walk Porty to create a body of work relating to historic orchards in Portobello and in 2018 she completed a commission for the Forth Rivers Trust to create a public artwork which highlighted the problem of river pollution. Her performances have been presented at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Summerhall, Edinburgh Science Festival and Hidden Door Festival. Other residencies include Mustarinda (Finland) and Obras Foundation (Portugal) where she created texts and sculptures responding to local materials and trades, including cork farming and tar production.
Photo: Neil Hanna