2010 - ACC New Acquisitions: Anne Hardy

Anne Hardy’s photographs depict fictional spaces which have both a magical and naturalistic quality. Constructed within the studio using a range of materials, from disintegrating found objects to natural forms, these spaces uncover the uneasy relationship between the natural and artificial. The resulting photographs also portray the artist’s interest in the interaction of individuals with the built environment:

‘I see each work as being equivalent to something like a short story. There is relationship in my mind between the literature and the work, in the way that writing can present a parallel and alternate yet compelling version of the world around you.’

This exhibition will present recently acquired photographs from the Arts Council Collection alongside recent work from the artist’s studio.




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