Banner image: 'I didn't see you there', A temporary street intervention. Image c. Jake Hancock (2013)


Affiliation with Shape: Exhibiting artist in ARMB Shortlist 3, 2010; One of five artists chosen for the Shape-supported 'Wetlands Unravelled' exhibition, 2020

Artist Statement

The objects Anne Deeming designs and make look familiar and usable in some way – and yet are not. They exist as amalgamations of everyday utilitarian objects with features that can trigger multiple associations with something you have used or seen before. Deeming is interested in the areas of slippage between the familiar and foreign, domestic and industrial, the useful and useless and exploring the gaps between sculpture, contemporary design and applied arts.

 Circuit 2008 Anne Deeming
Circuit, Acrylic on canvas (2008)

But fundamentally, it’s about Anne Deeming, being a maker, striving for perfection that is never satisfied. Useless, beautiful objects of desire; neither functional nor purely ornament, they encompass much about craft, about time, and the ambiguity of things. They take their place in the world, relating to everyday life and the experiences of living today, in this time and place.

Walking backwards down the stairs, 2015  Anne Deeming
Walking backwards down the stairs, Public Art. Plywood and Fabric (2015)

In Autumn 2020, Anne Deeming will be featured in a year-long exhibition at the Wetlands Centre in Barnes, "Wetlands Unravelled", responding throughout the year to the changing environment through her own artistic practice. 

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