Duffy, Anne

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Anne Duffy

BA Fine Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, 1994

Foundation Course in Art and Design, St. Helens School of Art, 1991
H.N.C. Multimedia (Electronic Art), St. Helens College 2002
Certificate in Modern Art as Theory, John Moores University, 1997


I started painting in mid life and went as a mature student to Manchester Metropolitan University for the B.A. Fine Art.

I have exhibited widely, and have been an artist in residence at several public galleries including the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Bury Art Gallery in Greater Manchester.

I work in all media, mainly in oil on canvas, and draw constantly. Although a painter, I am interested in all visual art and have worked on projects as diverse as “Field For The British Isles,” with Anthony Gormley and Tree Dressing with Liverpool Museum. I was awarded a European Union Drawing Bursary in 1997, and following this I was invited to Munich to produce and exhibit new work “outwith” my “normal practice.”

I chose to make a film and this lead to an interest in combining film and video with painting and soundwork.

I spent three years immersed in “Electronic Art” but returned to Fine Art five years ago. I have been self employed as an artist since 2005.

I am looking forward to returning, in the next couple of months, to the North West, after living in rural Scotland for the last 5 yrs. 2007 has been a very busy one for me with 6 exhibitions plus taking part in “Spring Fling,” the Dumfries and Galloway Open Studios event.

I am planning to concentrate on my work in the next 12mths., with occasional exhibitions, but I am open to interesting projects!

Solo Exhibitions

Gracefield Arts Centre Cafebar, Dumfries 2007
Castle Douglas Art Gallery 2006
Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries 2005
Bury Art Gallery , 1993
St. Helens Art Gallery , 1993
Manchester City Library, 1993
The Boatyard Studio, St. Helens , 1992

Selected Group Exhibitions

Castle Douglas Art Gallery 2007
Galleria Luti, Callender 2007
Pennell Gallery Peebles 2007
Artists United, Gracefield arts Centre, Dumfries 2006
DAGFAS, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries , 2004&2005
The Fosse Institute, Munich , Germany , 1997
The St. Helens Open, 1995 & 1996 (a founder-organiser)
Bury Art Gallery , 1995 & 1998
The Drumcroon Open, Wigan , 1995 & 1996
The Walker Art Gallery , Liverpool , 1994
Rennie Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow School of Art,1994
The Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool , 1993
The Stockport Open, 1993
The Liverpool Open, 1992
The Righton Gallery, Manchester , 1991


The Walker Art Gallery , Liverpool , Artist at Work,1994
Bury Art Gallery , Artist in Residence, 1993
Sudley House, Liverpool , Resident Artist 1998
St. Helens Metro, Artist in Residence, 1992
“Field for the British Isles ,” with Anthony Gormley 1993


European Union Drawing Bursary 1997

all images are copyright the artist unless otherwise stated
“The Shore of Memory” oil on board
“The Sheepscull Summer” oil on canvas
“The Redemption of Summer” oil on canvas
“Dark Night has Come Down on Us” oil on canvas
“Nude” charcoal
“Mam and Me by the Sea” oil on canvas