Anne-Marie Creamer

Associate Lecturer, BA Drawing

Camberwell College of Arts
Central Saint Martins

Biography

Anne-Marie exhibits regularly including the Whitechapel Art Gallery, The Sir John Soane's Museum, Palm Springs Art Museum and Kunstvereniging Diepenheim. She has also programmed events with Cubit Gallery and Parasol unit foundation. She was co-curator on ‘Kome til deg i Tidende– a meta newspaper’, with the Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, which used the form of a newspaper to explore a relationship to place within a dispersed exhibition form.

Anne-Marie is currently working on: Treatment for Six Characters, based on an unrealized film Italian writer Luigi Pirandello’s wished to make about the creation of his seminal 1921 play Six Characters in Search of an Author. Also, Moving Landscape #2, that takes an abandoned rail network in Puglia, Italy as its subject. Curated by Francesco Buonerba & Elisabetta Pater it explores the dramaturgy of territory through a commissioned artwork and publication, supported by the European Commission.

She is often invited to speak publicly at academies and galleries, particularly on the subject of drawing. Her work has been shown on German and French television, interviews with her been distributed by the ICA/Whitechapel, as well having her work published in The Drawing Book, edited by Tania Kovats (Black Dog Publishing).
 She was educated at Middlesex University and the Royal College of Art.

Research statement

My practice encompasses videos, drawings and live readings; my exploratory and experimental approach to narrative often features stories nested within other stories, forming larger mise-en-abyme structures which connect mediums and formats within which my drawings can appear in my work in surprising ways.

I explore ways narrative is embedded in place and my works often centre on the existence of artefacts or chance happenings to which I take a deliberately oblique approach, often involving others, in developing narratives about what is in the end a missing object; my encounter with a group of dancing Székey children in Romania, echoing the lost 130 children of the German town of Hamlin; wedding rings in a cup of coffee on a train at Paddington station; an old coat found in an abandoned apartment in Bohemia; the stories the people of a Norwegian island told her about the enigmatic death of a fictional old man, the oldest man in the region, or plans for an unmade film Italian writer Luigi Pirandello wishes to make before his death. 

Selected research outputs