Text forms the core of Anneka French’s artistic practice. Works are often autobiographical and concerned with places and people. New research is enabling experimental writing and research that layer found text, oral histories, poetry and short fiction. Current work considers the vignette in terms of its connections to family and post-industrial landscape.
Anneka’s wider practice also includes independent curatorial work and art journalism for publications such as Art Quarterly, Photomonitor and a-n news. Anneka currently holds the roles of Editorial Manager at contemporary art magazine ‘this is tomorrow’ and Co-ordinator at regional visual arts network New Art West Midlands.
Image Credit: To The Sea. Anneka French, 2020