Anne Penman-Sweet

Available work

Anne Penman-Sweet

I grew up in Australia where the power and scale of the landscape was a formative and lasting influence. Over the following years I travelled widely, firstly within Australia, and then throughout Asia, spending several years in India and later living in England and America. The early fascination with remote and wild places continues. I was and still am, drawn to the silence of the desert and the mountains, but now also to other places and other images that somehow capture the same sense of stillness, space and timelessness– old industrial sites on the edges of towns and cities, flat farmlands with huge skies, a lonely road in an empty landscape with a single set of headlights appearing from the gloom. The paintings themselves are not about any specific place, although I often use visual references in the early stages of the work – photographs, film stills, images from magazines. What I'm attempting to do through the depiction of these diverse and nameless places is to provide a space of resonance, of interiority and inner recognition – a moment of stillness. My abstract paintings are an extension of this exploration – seeking in a non-representational format, a bridge to the same experience.

Current and forthcoming events
• January 2010: London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London, Islington (more info)
• May 2010: Solo exhibition, Stephanie Hoppen Gallery, Knightsbridge (more info) Qualifications and training
• 1978 Certificate of Advanced Studies (Post Graduate), St. Martins School of Art, London
• 1974 Certificate Fine Art, Claremont School Of Art, Perth, Australia

Solo exhibitions
• 2008 'Superstructures' solo exhibition, Stephanie Hoppen Gallery, Knightsbridge, London
• 2008 'Episodes', Northcote Gallery, Kings Road, Chelsea, London
• 2007 'Across the Divide', Four Square Fine Arts, Lewes (more info)
• 2007 'Surface and Structure' solo show, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield (more info)
• 2005 'Pivotal Time' solo show, Alan Kluckow Gallery, Berkshire
• 2004 'Embracing Heaven and Earth' solo show, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield

Group exhibitions
• 2009 Tankers - Ships and Superstructures, Stephanie Hoppen Gallery, Knightsbridge, London
• 2009 The London Art Fair, The Business Design Centre, London (more info)
• 2008 Summer Show, Medici Gallery, Cork Street, London
• 2008 FORM, Olympia, London
• 2007 Art for Life, Smithfield Gallery, London (more info)
• 2007 'Two Views', Stephanie Hoppen Gallery, London
• 2007 Group Show, Smithfield Gallery, London (more info)
• 2006 Group Show, inc Damian Hirst, Keith Coventry, Poussin Gallery, London
• 2006 'Dreamland', Chambers Gallery, London
• 2006 'Picture This', for War Child, inc. Damien Hirst, Peter Blake, Banksy,Taylor-Wood, The Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London
• 2005 London Art Fair 2005, Business Design Centre, Islington, London
• 2004 'Scapes', Mark Jason Gallery, London
• 2004 'Breath of Fresh Air', Byard Art, Cambridge
• 2004 London Art Fair 2004, Business Design Centre, Islington, London
• 2003 Art London 2003, Chelsea, London
• 2003 Anne Penman Sweet and Alexandra Knubley, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
• 2003 'Paperwork', Vertigo Gallery, London

Curated projects
• 2007 'Small is Beautiful', Royal Academy Schools Gallery, London (more info)

Public commissions
• 2005 Commission for Chelsea Flower Show 2006, Chelsea Flower Show, London

Competitions, prizes and awards
• 2006 Shortlisted Celeste Art Prize, Celeste Art Prize, London

• 2009 Art London, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London
• 2008 London Art Fair 2008, Business Design Centre, London
• 2007 Art London, Royal Hospital, Chelsea (more info)
• 2007 London Art Fair 2007, Business Design Centre, London