Ann Carrington – Pop Goes The Weasel!
Ann Carrington’s solo exhibition ‘Pop goes the Weasel’ opens this July at the Royal College of Art. This presents an exciting opportunity to see a wide selection of her individual and exquisite art works fashioned from materials such as buttons, safety pins, coins, pearls, textiles and metal. Ann is probably most well known in the UK for her “Pearly Queens” and the specially commissioned “Royal Jubilee Banner” which gallantly hung from the stern of the Royal Barge as it made its way up the Thames through lashing rain, wind and waves to London Bridge, in celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012. Although the Jubilee Banner is now in private ownership, there will be a chance to see it on display in this exhibition. Ann studied at Bourneville College of Art and the Royal College of Art, graduating in 1987. A year later she received the Herbert Read Award and the Commonwealth Fellowship for Sculpture followed by further awards from the Arts Council of Great Britain and her work has been exhibited all over the world from a permanent piece on Margate seafront to large scale public artwork in Manhattan. Ann Carrington Pop Goes The Weasel! 14 July - 31 July 2016 Solo Exhibition at the Royal College of Art
So creative and whimiscal! That would be a really cool show to see if is wasn’t for this big pond separating US and UK:)