Ann Carrington

Ann Carrington studied at Bournville College of Art, Birmingham and The Royal College of Art, M.A in Sculpture (1985 - 1987).

The sculptural work by British artist Ann Carrington, entitled Silver Sedirea (2018) was exhibited at Daniel Raphael Gallery in May of 2018 as part of a group show Anthophile. In fact, you may have spotted the sister piece to this striking bouquet of silver flowers if you have been to the V&A’s Silver Galleries.

The sculpture is inspired in part by the sculptural garlands of Grinling Gibbons, and by the ‘memento mori’ often found in Dutch still life paintings from the 16th and 17th century. In these paintings objects such as flowers and pocket watches are used to remind the viewer of the passage of time and the impermanence of life.

Selected exhibitions and commissions: 2017, Devil’s Trumpet, V&A Silver Galleries, London; 2017, Super Brew (solo show), Paul Smith Gallery, London; 2017, Power & Portraiture: Painting at the Court of Elizabeth I, Waddesdon Rothschild Collections; 2017, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition; 2016, Pop goes the Weasel! (solo show), Royal College of Art; 2015, Pom Pom Pompadour, Paul Smith Gallery, London; 2014, The Waldorf Astoria; 2014, The Alpina Gstaad, Switzerland; 2014, The Chiltern Firehouse; 2012, The Royal Jubilee Banner, Diamond Jubilee; 2011, Manhattan Mettle, W Hotel, Hoboken.

Installation Shots

  Ann Carrington,   Silver Sedirea  , 2018 Silver, nickel, and steel plated spoons 67 x 50 x 50cm.

Ann Carrington, Silver Sedirea , 2018 Silver, nickel, and steel plated spoons 67 x 50 x 50cm.

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