Title: Fragile State
Artist: Anna Campbell
Anna Campbell is an Irish sculptor, born in Newry, County Down in the North of Ireland, but who now lives and works in Dublin. She studied sculpture at the Crawford College of Art in Cork and in the early nineties she moved to England, where she worked for four years at Pangolin Editions, Gloucester. It was here that she gained valuable experience as a sculptor and further developed her technique of working with bronze. Through her work at Pagolin Editions, she was exposed to the work of other sculptors and also had the opportunity to work on bronze pieces by notable sculptors, such as Lyn Chadwick. Her own bronze sculptures, whether they feature figures or animals, as her subject matter are characterised by their elegant modelling and highly distinctive and unique patination, a skill that she still employs for Cast Foundry in Dublin, where she continues to work. She has exhibited her bronze sculpture extensively, throughout Ireland and England, taking part in exhibitions such as the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition in Dublin, the Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition in Belfast, and various group exhibitions at the Mullan Gallery in Belfast in addition to our own group exhibitions at the Jorgensen Gallery. She has also received many awards for her bronze sculpture in Ireland, including the Penn Chemicals, Cork Award, the Iontas Small Works Exhibition Award and the Sculpture in Context Award.