Meet Annie


Annie Birchenough 

Age:           26

Pronouns:   She/Her

Location:    London

Arty Interests:​

Modern and contemporary British art, design and craft and public sculpture. My current research focusses on social justice in the arts, centralising historically marginalised practitioners and narratives.


Art Foundation Art and Design, Kingston University

BA History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art

MA Curating the Art Museum, Courtauld Institute of Art


Barbican Art Gallery, London; MARS Gallery, Melbourne; Kent Hotel Restaurant, Melbourne; New Art Centre, Wiltshire; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London; Edmund de Wall Studio, London

Top tip:

You never know what might emerge from a friendly chat. Start those conversations without expectations and you're likely to be surprised.

Favourite artworks:

Lubaina Himid
Carrot Piece, 1985
Drawing on Himid's training in theatre design, this cut-out piece comments on the 'carrot' of opportunity dangled in front of artists by museums.
Barbara Hepworth
Winged Figure, 1963
I love how this is on one of London's busiest streets, stuck to the side of John Lewis, yet people often don't realise its there. Art hides in unsuspecting places.
Paula Rego
The Family, 1988
As a painter myself, Rego's work has always been inspiring. Her narratives are transportive and ambiguous, always centralising strong women.