Curriculum Vitae

Anna Bisset Studio Artist

Born: London 1965



Anna Bisset paints in acrylics, watercolours and oils and makes sculpture in a range of materials, exhibiting her work locally and further afield. She has work displayed permanently in public places, including “Figurehead for Docklands” in Poplar Dock, East London and “Propellers” on The Alban Way in Hatfield, Herts. She is a tutor in adult education and runs workshops and events in the community, enabling people to take part in art projects in a social and enjoyable way. She collaborates with artists, designers and educators from other disciplines and she sees her work as a visual way of communicating and sharing ideas with others.


1994-6    MA Art in Architecture
University of East London, Holbrook Road, London E15 3EA

1984-7    BA(Hons) Visual Communications
Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, Wilts (now Bath College of H.E.)

1983-4    Foundation Course
Herts College of Art and Design, St Albans, Herts


Apr 2017    Creating Enterprising Futures, 10 day course run by Westminster Adult Education Service in Potenza, Italy with European partners, Erasmus Plus.

2000-13      Celebrating Diversity, Safe-guarding, Moodle-Virtual Learning Environment, Equality and Diversity, Interactive Whiteboard, Deaf Awareness, Digital Camera Workshop, Risk Assessment (short courses at RIAE).

2006            Observation of Teaching, Learning and Achievement, East London Partnership of Adult Education Services

1997-8         City & Guilds Further & Adult Education Teachers Certificate I & II, Waltham Forest College, London E17

Sep 96 +     Freelance Artist and Tutor – TEACHING ART

Sep 2016 +    Art Tutor, Art classes at Wanstead House Community Assoc.

Sep 2013 +    Art Tutor, Buckhurst HIll Community Association, Essex. Adult art classes plus children’s workshops and after school club.

Sep 96 +        Art Tutor, Redbridge Institute of Adult Education, Gants Hill, Essex. Watercolour, Acrylic, Oils and drawing in all media; daytime and evening classes.

Nov 01 – 07   Teaching and Learning Advisor, Redbridge Institute, incl. observation of tutors.

Jun 03 – 06    Family Learning Tutor : RIAE – short courses in art and craft for children and parents: eg “Make a Family Book”, “Shoebox Aquarium”, “Card Art”

Jan – Mar 02  Artist in Schools: Leytonstone School, Waltham Forest (secondary) Mixed media mural workshops supported by “Gifted & Talented” Fund Artist in Schools, Waltham Forest (infant & primary), 3D exhibition: Tissue paper & light, with Waltham Forest Arts in Education Network.

Sep 97 – 98    Art Tutor, Waltham Forest Adult Education Service, Louisa Oakes Centre.

Dec 96            Lecturer MA Art in Architecture.University of East London.

Sep 96 +     Freelance Artist and Tutor – COMMUNITY ART PROJECTS

Sep 19            Wanstead Art Trail, curator: “Manor House Exhibition”, group show of art and collaboration with Jeanne Holland-Young and poetry group “In Transit”.

Sep 18            Wanstead Art Trail, curator: “Manor House Exhibition”, group show of art and artists at Wanstead House Community Assoc Student show.

Sep 17            Wanstead Art Trail incl Wanstead House Community Assoc Student Show.

Jun 17            “1000 Swifts” artists community project – a trail of artworks around Walthamstow, part of E17 Art Trail,

Sep 16            Wanstead Art Trail – at Petty Son and Prestwich, Wanstead, E11

Nov 15           “The Festival” puppet show project for Leading Our Lives Youth Group, Hainault, Essex, project manager.

Oct 15            Step Up at The Mill, children’s art workshop, The Mill, Walthamstow, E17

Jun 15             E17 Art Trail – Peace Dove at St Barnabas Church, Walthamstow.

Jul – Sep 14    Remembrance – WHCA community project with creative writing group.

Sep 2014        Wanstead Art Trail – Make Art, Not War – with Peace Dove for Wanstead.

Sep 2013        Wanstead Art Trail – WHCA Dreams and Visions at St Mary’s Church,  Wanstead.

Sep 2012        Wanstead Art Trail – with work by students at Wanstead House CA

Sep 2011        Wanstead Art Trail – with work by students at Wanstead House CA

Jun 2011        Chigwell School Charity Art Exhibition – local artists, teachers and students.

Sep 2010        Wanstead Art Trail – organised exhibitions of work by students at Wanstead  House – part of the Wanstead Art Trail 2010.

Sep 09             Cornerhouse Project – managed and curated a show of work by local art students celebrating the renovation and reuse of a prominent local building

Jun – Sep 09    Open House at St Mary’s Church, Wanstead – organised this exhibition of  artworks by students from Wanstead House CA.

May – Sep 08  Music into Art Parish of Wanstead with local schools & RIAE celebrate installation of a new organ in Christ Church, Wanstead. Heritage Lottery Funded.

Sep 96 +     Freelance Artist and Tutor – EXHIBITIONS

Mar 2020        ENCOUNTERS – exhibition of artists from around the world at Chelsea Town         Hall, Victoria gallery, curated by Judith Cuba, The Art Table.

Jan 2020         Opening Exhibition, Beulah Road Workshops

Jun 19             Curator: E17 ART TRAIL 2019 CORSHAM AND WANSTEAD ARTISTS – exhibition of art-work from ex-students of Bath Academy of Art, Corsham and members of Art Group Wanstead in Anna’s tranquil garden studio.

Mar 19            We Grow into the Forest Exhibition and arts festival on the theme of nature at Mile End Art Pavilion, East London, Curator: Judit Prieto Rovira.

Dec18              Bad Oeyenhausen, Germany: Advent Calendar Project – a series of banners on the theme of Peace, Curator: Katya Rosenberg, Art Catcher

Mar 18            IN A COUNTRY FAR, FAR AWAY, a themed exhibition and arts event capturing fairy-tales from all over the world, at Mile End Art Pavilion, East London, Curator: Katya Rosenberg, Art Catcher.

Apr 17             Wonderful Wetlands – exhibition of artwork supporting the development of Walthamstow Wetlands, at The Mill, E17.

July 16             Gallery in Bloom at Walthamstow Village Window Gallery, Orford Road, E17

Oct 16             The Greatest Little Art Show, The Mill, E17

Mar 15            CLUB BANGER 1 at Updown Gallery, Ramsgate, exhibition of print

Jun 14             Nooks and Crannies at The Maker’s Yard, Shernhall Street, London E17

Dec 13            Venis Vinifera at Aleksic and Mortimer, Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London

Dec 12            First Come First Served, Lion and Lamb, Shoreditch, N1

Oct 12            CORSHAM REFORMED, Tokarska Gallery, Walthamstow E17

Apr 12            Turnaround, Walthamstow Arts Club at Wood Street Market, E17

Apr 12            Inky Cuttlefish Spring Clean Show, Walthamstow E17

Apr 11            Republic Redroom The Rose and Crown, Walthamstow E17

Dec 10            Inky Cuttlefish Christmas Show Walthamstow E17

Dec 09            Walthamstow Arts Club Exhibition Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow, E17

Oct 09             Essex Art Club Autumn Exhibition Wanstead House Community Association

Jun 09             Artworks Open Barbican Arts Group Trust, E17

Jan 06             Penny Fielding Beautiful Interiors, exhibition of paintings and prints.

Dec 02            Christmas Exhibition, Head Street Gallery, Halstead, Essex; oils & watercolours

Aug 01            PLENDERLEITH SUMMER SHOW at Gallery 44, High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, acrylics and watercolours, with Paul Tucker, photographer

Aug 00            Plenderleith Summer Show, with Paul Tucker Photographer, watercolours

Sep 99            Opening Exhibition, Head Street Gallery, Halstead, Essex, group show.

Aug 99            Plenderleiths Summer Show exhibition of paintings and prints with Plenderleith jewellery designers at Gallery 44, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Jun 99            Time, Innate and Identity North East London Independent Artists

Nov 98           NEW ENGLISH ART CLUB Mall Galleries, London

Aug 98           “From the Sea” with Plenderleith Jewellery Designers at Gallery 44, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.


Sep 14            Peace Dove for Wanstead willow sculpture in association with Art Group Wanstead, artist/project manager.

Apr 02            Mitkadem ceramic wall sculpture for the Mitkadem Jewish Mental Health Daycare Centre, Ilford, Essex. with Trudy Staines, ceramic artist

Jan-Dec 99     Propellers – stainless steel sculpture for The Alban Way in Hatfield, Herts, funded by Sustrans and Hatfield Leisure and managed by Groundwork Hertfordshire.

Dec 98            Commonswood School Sculpture Trail “Cast Iron Men” at Commonswood School, Welwyn Garden City, with Hertfordshire Arts Forum

Mar 98            Installation of “Figurehead for Docklands” at Poplar Dock, East London for London Docklands Development Corporation.

Sept 96           MA Art in Architecture Final Show University of East London, design and production of “Cast Iron Men”, in cast iron and welded steel

Jul-Aug 96      Sculpture in the Park ’96 Lloyd Park, Walthamstow, by Waltham Forest artists, part of the William Morris Centenary.

Jun-Aug 95     Tidal Basin 2 large scale work, “Figurehead”, in welded steel, part of MA Art in Architecture, UEL.


Art Group Wanstead,

Anna has a current DBS certificate.