RECENT EVENT -'SCOTTISH WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT' - COMMEMORATIVE LUNCH IN LONDON
Anna Redwood was invited to speak on her experiences as a WAR ARTIST in AFGHANISTAN
ANNA - A WOMAN OF ACHEIVEMENT
Anna was invited to speak at a high-profile Commemorative Luncheon in London about her experiences as a female WAR ARTIST in Afghanistan. Alongside notable speakers such as the Deputy Lord Mayor London, she told the audience it was challengoing being woman in a war zone and...more to come anna...
EXTRACT FROM THE SPEECH
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RECENT EVENT - SUMMER 2015 -'SCULPTORS AT WAR' - CONFERENCE BY 3rd DIMENSION - LONDON
in conjunction with the PMSA - Public Monuments & Sculpture Association - Anna Redwood was invited to speak
MY SCULPTURE IN AFGHANISTAN
Along with a host of notable speakers including Members of the RA, Anna gave a speech at the PMSA's
'Sculptors at War'Conferenece in London and talked about her experiences working in Afghanistan war zones and her time spent amongst active soldiers constructing a giant RAT sculpture from scrapped armoured vehicles.
RECENT EVENT - SUMMER 2015 - CHALKE VALLEY HISTORY FESTIVAL - WILTSHIRE
Anna was commissioned to produce several paintings of vetran Battle of Britain pilots
HOW I ACHIEVED THESE PORTRAITS
I have painted the portraits on aluminium in order to capture the relationship between the pilots and their planes. Glimpses of metal come through faces creating a sense of unity between the pilots and their aircraft.
These pictures have then been attached to two metre high free-standing aluminium sheets: they are placed in formation, symbolic of the planes themselves. Through sanding the metal a feeling of wind rushing over the fuselage is imitated. Attached is also a ribbon design of riveted metal strips - these denote the interconnection and close formations in which they flew. The raised riveted frames surrounding the portraits are also representational of their enclosure within this tight, but isolated space.
In between the pieces original film footage from the Battle of Britain will be shown continually.
Through this exhibition I wanted to make a clear link between the young men they once were, flying their Spitfires and Hurricanes in 1940, and who they are today, seventy-five years on. They are a part of history - a critical moment in our country's past - and yet they are still with us, still alive, an older version of the fighter pilots they were during that momentous summer of 1940.
AUTUMN 2014 - LAVENHAM HALL GALLERIES - SUFFOLK
Artworks from the London ' Voices from the Desert' Exhibtion move to Suffolk for a two-man Exhibition
Anna joined forces with War Veteran and Artist, Ron Ollie - for a two-man perspective to compare the time span of two very different periods of history - each with their resulting Artworks - and depicting their very different experiences whilst in Afghanistan
SPRING 2014 -'VOICES FROM THE DESERT' - LA GALLERIA - LONDON
Post-tour Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture & Installations following Anna's return from Afghanistan
Soldiers from The Desert Rats were on-hand in London to help manoeuvre Anna's large Jeboa RAT sculpture - just returned from Afghanistan - from Wellington Barracks to the Gallery in Pall Mall for the 'Voices from the Desert' Exhibition
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