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Anna Berry

Anna mostly creates socially- and politically-conscious pieces, large (sometimes kinetic) installations, and often works with paper. Very much an art-world outsider, her work is usually shown in non-gallery environments. She likes to respond to specific places and ideas. Conceptually her work often explores issues surrounding reality and experience, and by extension the nature of reality.

Anna is the first artist to be awarded a DASH Curatorial Commission, her residency begins in April at MAC, Midlands Arts Centre. Anna's residency will consist of:

• 3 months learning about the practices of working as a curator within MAC

• 3 months developing and working up ideas under the mentorship of Jessica Litherland; Producer – Visual Arts at MAC

• 6 months developing and delivering an agreed curatorial project at MAC

Both MAC and DASH are committed to giving the highest possible training opportunities, support and professional development pathways within the Curatorial Commissions Project.

Breathing Room

"Breathing Room" a kinetic moving installation piece by Anna Berry , constructed from rolled up pieces of paper, to create these amazing structures.