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.
MEMBERSHIP OF GROUPS ETC.
Art Group Wanstead,
Anna has a current DBS certificate.