The objects Deeming designs and makes look familiar and usable in some way, and yet they are not. They exist as amalgamations of everyday utilitarian objects with features that can trigger multiple associations with something you have used or seen before.
The Gaps Between was the culmination of a research and development process undertaken in 2015–2016, supported by a grant from Arts Council England. It brought together the work created and acted as an invitation to the viewer to actively engage with the haptic nature of the work through touch. More broadly Deeming’s practice investigates the slippage between the familiar and foreign, domestic and industrial, the useful and useless. She examines the gaps between sculpture, contemporary design and applied arts.
Test Space is programmed by studio holders based at Spike Island and offers artists a chance to exhibit new works and test ideas. Artists from within the Spike Island community and beyond are included.
Since studying an MA Fine Art at Bath School of Art in 2012, Anne Deeming has exhibited nationally in open submission shows, including Exeter Contemporary Open (2013); and SHAPE’s Showcase in the City, London (2012). Deeming was selected by Bristol-based artist collective Hand in Glove to create and present a new temporary sculptural work for the public realm in 2013. Her recent work has been sited outside of the gallery space, including; Do What You Can: Exercise X, Bute Park, Cardiff (2015); and We Could Not Agree, Cavendish Square underground car park, Frieze Fringe, London (2014).
She is currently based at BV studios, Bristol.