Sarah Annand is an emerging textile designer linking photography, painting and digital design to create patterns for interiors. Her works dissect our built environment through a sculptural aesthetic which draws on distinctive modernist and brutalist architectural styles.
She sees her work as a balance between the documentation of architectural history and the exploration of new forms and compositions, to produce artworks which feel warm and pull together notions of nostalgia, preservation and abstraction.
This exhibition is a visual study of Sarah’s artistic process, leading us through the creative journey from photography to a finished textile design.
“I have recently begun exploring a number of what I (currently) refer to as ‘intermediary spaces’ in my home suburb of Narrabundah. These places are the areas of ground used as barriers, screens and gaps between places of residence and infrastructure such as drains and roads.
These spaces have provided a fascinating point of entry for me to wander with my camera during the period of reduced movement due to the threat of COVID19. The time spent exploring this ignored or transitory ground has provided me with a reinvigorated need to make pictures in my immediate neighbourhood surrounds. To respond to the basic visual forms of shelter and small absurdities. To point the large camera into the backyard again with renewed interest.”