Artist Statement: Anna Brazier.
To live is to move; how we move embodies our past and creates our future. My practice whether in performance, drawing, or mixed- media has these ideas at its heart.
I love it that in the twenty-first century thinking about thinking is changing, and dichotomies are being challenged. Ideas can be re-imagined together, at once and reciprocally in relation.
Exploring possibilities for increased conceptual fluidity, for improvisation, for moving freely is central to my practice, for me new thinking arises through attention to reflexive processes. I am drawn to methods and materials that support improvisation, embodiment and transformation.
I worked in the NHS as a Clinical Psychologist/Systemic Psychotherapist before training as an Alexander Teacher and completing my MFA with distinction at Cardiff Metropolitan in 2016. I now combine an arts practice with my Alexander work.
Exhibitions / Projects
‘In All Languages’ The Unity Project – Cardiff Arcade. April 2016.
‘Full Extension’ live drawing as part of Human Needs Project at Vegetable Agenda. Pembrokeshire. June 2016.
‘Like a Woman’ images and text accepted for Dangerous Woman Project – Edinburgh University. July 2016. http://www.dangerouswomanproject.org. This was work has now been included in the print edition 2021.
Prints and Collaborative carving: The Rodd residency exhibition Presteign. September 2016.
DON’T RUN. R3 Fest. Performance November 2016. Cardiff Indoor Stadium.
‘Like a Woman’ Digital print. Open Winter Exhibition 2016 Queens Hall Naberth Celebrating International Womans Day. Open Exhibition. Art Central Barry. March 2017.
Good News From the Future performed Museum Pieces at the National Museum of Wales 28th May 2017. See http://gordons.photos/museum-pieces.
‘A Shared Walk’. A collaboration as part of the Made in Roath Festival October 2017. See http://asharedwalk.wordpress.com.
‘Wanderlust’. Dry point print. Celebrating International Women’s Day. Open Exhibition. Art Central. March 2018.
‘Dancing among disciplines: An exploration of embodied practices’. Paper presented at ‘The embodied experience of drawing ‘ One Day Symposium organised by discovering through drawing. http://www.drawsymposium.co.uk. April 13th 2018.
‘A Shared Walk Porth’ The Made in Roath collaboration reimagined with workshops for ‘Art in the Attic’ The Factory. Porth. 25th June / 13th July 2018.
Journeys A to C. Exhibition at the Cwtch Newport with A Shared Walk. May to June 2019.
Lane Walk: St Davids. Concertina sketch in mixed media on paper. WAA exhibition Llanover Hall. October 2019.
Lane Walk: St Davids. Large concertina sketch in mixed media on paper. CASW exhibition. Art Central Barry. October- November 2019.
Journeys C to C. A Shared Walk Exhibition at Cynon Valley Museum November 2019.
‘Pulling together Apart’. A Shared Walk exhibition presented on line hosted by Aberdare museum Spring 2020
‘Lost’ A Shared Walk exhibition The Red House Merthyr. August – November 2021.
‘Home Time 2020’. Accepted for inclusion at the Turner House Open Penarth. Autumn 2021.
The group of artists that came together for the first a shared walk at Made in Roath, continue to work together and the web site http://asharedwalk.wordpress.com has now become our collective home.
I am based in Cardiff. Please go to my companion web site movementinmind.org to contact me via email.