“Ripples on the Pond”, GoMA, Glasgow

27 April 2015 // Filed under Latest

I was recently invited to give a talk about my practice at GoMA in Glagow in advance of the show Ripples on the Pond. I was joined by Alex Hetherington of Modern Edinburgh Film School and film historian, Sarah Neely. Ripples on the Pond is curated as a conversation between the works in the collection on paper and moving image by women artists and as an invitation to Modern Edinburgh Film School and LUX Scotland to programme artists screenings within and beyond the gallery space.

Two of my single-channel video works, Bagmott’s Halt (2014) and A Room full of Stones (2014will be included in this exciting show which includes artists such as Roni Horn, Barbara Hepworth, Jo Spence, Lucy Skaer and in the moving image program, Corin Sworn who represented Scotland at the last Venice Biennale.

My works will be given a dedicated space over a six week period from May 28-July 9 in the rotating moving image program and an essay publication on my practice is being produced.  I was also invited to respond to the collection in written form for the catalogue and chose to write a poem, the title is self-explanatory!

Poetic musings on the filmic frame and word/title extracts from Ripples on the Pond wall label texts and one line from Pasolini’s poem Triumph of the Night, 2015.

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“LA Woman: On Her Own Terms”

4 March 2015 // Filed under Latest

Miss Calpurnia (2011),  single-channel video is included in a feminist video program which is part of LA Woman: On Her Own Terms at Pierce College Art Gallery, LA. from March 5th to April 1st.

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Artists’ BookMarket Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

18 February 2015 // Filed under Latest

Modern Edinburgh Film School ‘s edition Finding Your Name in a library of Miracles: On Anne Colvin will be included at The Fruitmarket Gallery’s Artists’ BookMarket this weekend.

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Anne Colvin and Tacita Dean at West Coast, Lisbon.

22 January 2015 // Filed under Latest

Happy New Year to one and all and a lovely way to flow into it comes by way of Lisbon-based artist collective West Coast who have included “Miss Calpurnia” (2011), single-channel video in their Sight and Sound section.

Following on from Tacita Dean’s The Green Ray, Miss Calpurnia navigates her way across the screen!

Founded by Lisbon-based artists Francisco Pinheiro and Luísa Salvador, West Coast

“creates a cycle of exhibitions and projects in correspondence with different coastal regions around the world and aims to prompt a forum for debate, understanding and identifying a possible shoreline identity.”

Every full moon they share an interview, an event or a simple reflection.

Enjoy, Anne.

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Modern Edinburgh Film School presents my work at Kino Climates.

4 November 2014 // Filed under Latest

Modern Edinburgh Film School who show my work on a regular basis is now an Affiliate with Glasgow University working on a film programme and essay for presentation at a gallery in Glasgow in 2015. Its first conversation on this project takes place at Star and Shadow Cinema in Newcastle at Kino Climates in Newcastle on 7th of November and will include screenings and discussion of my work.

Kino Climates is an alternative cinemas network across Europe which has put together a public programme of events curated around themes of archive and home-made film, with discussions on Artist Film, Archive and Distribution and animation and lab workshops running throughout the week.

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“Miss Calpurnia” in Australian screening

12 September 2014 // Filed under Latest

The ever popular Miss Calpurnia, 2011 will be shown as part of a screening included in the show LA Woman at Marrickville Garage, Sydney, Australia next weekend.

 Echoes of the Feminist Art Moment of the 1970’s still resound in the hills of Southern California with voices that demand to be heard. The included feminist video program, Haunted,makes clear the vitality of the new wave of artists invested in women’s issues and the right to express their experience in their own way – Elizabeth Cheatham Wild.



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New work: “A Room full of Stones”, 2014

2 September 2014 // Filed under Latest

Single-channel video, 1:19 mins. Dimensions variable.

With a nod to early animation tropes, my voice and hand-crafted paper objects are sculpted as flows of intensity, bending and coalescing to the rhythm of the frame. A series of small, lyrical gestures and movements that are at once intimate and monumental, enables an exploration of film and voice as object.

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Rock sculptures included in “Cross Sections” at Mills College Art Museum

14 July 2014 // Filed under Latest

Cross Section: Recent Acquisitions

Mills College Art Museum, Oakland
July 16th-August 31st, Opening, Wednesday July 16th, 6-8pm

Cross Section: Recent Acquisitions showcases recently acquired pieces in dialogue with artwork from MCAM’s permanent collection. Artists include Cecily Brown, Judy Chicago, Olafur Eliasson, Mika Rottenberg, Allison Smith, Shinique Smith, Alec Soth, Carrie Mae Weems, Pae White, Fred Wilson and many more.

A new iteration for the paper rocks from A Granite Note (2013), a three-channel video installation recently shown at Mills College Art Museum in The Shape of a Pocket, Anne Colvin and Margaret Tait will be presented in Cross Section. In the original installation the rocks were placed behind the film screens and lit with pink theatre lights, so the configuration has changed. I like the fact that these rocks can exist on their own within different contexts–in this case with 19th and early 20th century Californian photographers–leading to new and unexpected experiences.


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“Miss Calpurnia” in Craftswoman House LA screening

30 June 2014 // Filed under Latest

Miss Calpurnia will be included in Haunted, a video screening by Craftswoman House at Winslow Garage, LA on Friday July 18th.

Featuring works by: Ursula Brookbank, Min Choi, Anne Colvin, Micol Hebron, Nina Lassila, Elizabeth Leister, Shana Robbins and Alberto Roman, Simone Stroll, Tracy Abbott, Szatan and Marisa Williamson.

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Mills College Art Museum collection

9 May 2014 // Filed under Latest

A Granite Note, 2013 (three-channel video installation and paper rock sculptures) is now part of the Mills College Art Museum collection. This is a unique collection with significant holdings of prints and drawings, photography, ceramics, textiles, Native American basketry, and early 20th-century California painting. Highlights for me include works by artists such as László Moholy-Nagy, Man Ray, Imogen Cunningham and Jay DeFeo.

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