Anne Charnock

Based in Chester and London
twitter @annecharnock


MA Fine Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, 1999 - 2001
BA Fine Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, 1996 - 1999
Foundation, Manchester Metropolitan University, 1995 - 1996

Selected exhibitions and citations

The Archaeology of the Manuscript
essay by Wim Van Mierlo published in 'The Boundaries of the Literary Archive" by Carrie Smith and Lisa Stead. Ashgate Pub Co.
AXIS Curated Selection by Helen Hillyard, MA Curating the Art Museum, The Courtauld Institute of Art
The Dark Would, Language Art Anthology: Digital edition, edited by Philip Davenport.

Residency - Joya: arte + ecología,
Cortijada Los Gázque, Andalucia, Spain.

Shortlisted - The Title Art Prize
- BLANKSPACE, Manchester.

- curated by VerySmallKitchen at The Pigeon Wing, London.
Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition - London.
Paint - Beldam Gallery, Brunel University.
Universal Shipping Box - Jardin Luminoso, Buenos Aires - Projektraum Schwarz, Berlin - twenty+3 projects, Manchester.
An Assembling - compiled by David Berridge for The Reading Room, curated by Dominique Hurth and Ciarán Walsh, Berlin. Ongoing.

Writing Exhibitions
- Stanley Picker Gallery, 7.9 Cubic Metres, London.
FRINGEMK Painting Prize - Finalist.
Not At This Address - Bury Art Gallery.
( . . . ) - Gallery Omphalos, Terlizzi, Bari, Italy.
The Agency of Words - Text Festival, Bury Art Gallery, curated by Tony Trehy.
Commission for Issue 3 of if p then q magazine, sponsored by Text Festival.

Anne Charnock - Over statements - Mid Pennine Gallery, Burnley. Solo exhibition.
SWAP/VAIHTO - Bureau Gallery, Salford and Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland.
Vialaartist – Art Takes The Streets, Valencia, Spain.

Public Pages - Dartington College of Arts and University of Plymouth.
Rich and Strange - Flock Gallery, Newport School of Art and Newport Central Library, Wales.
Anywhereblogs - Northern Quarter, Manchester.

Artefact - FACT, Liverpool (solo).
]BracketTHIS[3 - Arena Gallery, Liverpool Biennial Independents (A Foundation).
Anywhereblogs - Manchester Literature Festival.
Anne Charnock and Chris Clarke - Cornerhouse, Manchester.
Solo show - Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston.
In Exposed Areas - Kulturbunker, Cologne, LOOPS NW video screenings.
PrintROOM - Bureau, Salford.
Uncertainty - Art Gene, Barrow-in-Furness (solo).

Different Alphabets - International Text Festival, Bury Art Gallery.
State of Flux - website gallery. Launch commission from Flux Magazine.
Art of Words - Wordfest, Basingstoke.
On the Shelf - Compartment initiative, Rogue, Manchester.

TypO - Writing with Style - Museum of Modern Art (Museet Moderna), Stockholm, Sweden.
Media(tion) - International exhibition, Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery.
Prizewinners Exhibition - Surface Gallery, Nottingham.
The Bigger Picture - Erika Tan, Anne Charnock, Michael Cousins. Exchange Square, Manchester, UK. (Screening linked to Incommunicado, Cornerhouse).
MAX10 Screenings - Falmouth Arts Centre.
Candid Arts Projection Room - London.
MAX 10 @ Newlyn - Newlyn Art Gallery.
Processor - (curated by Another Product), Warsaw Project Space, Manchester. 

Lens-Based Open - Surface Gallery, Nottingham (First Prize).
Eve of Destruction - International 3, Manchester.
Shortlisted by Manchester Art Gallery for Crosby Homes Manchester Art Prize.

Atoms in the Family - International 3 (The Annual Programme), Manchester. (Catalogue).
Ladies Only - Liverpool Biennial (A Foundation).
Suite on Ice - Islington Mill, Salford.

All Colours Will Agree in the Dark - post-MA show, Cornerhouse, Manchester. (Catalogue).
Second Builders Arms Summer Biennial, International 3, Manchester.
Liquid Lunch - launch exhibition of Suite Studio Group, part of Sho 1, Salford.

Blind Date 2 - Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York.
Interim - Ove Arup Gallery, Manchester.


Artist Newsletter, Reviews, James Hutchinson, May 2006.
Contemporary, Issue 81, Jo Manby, 2006.
Atoms in the Family , Robert Clarke, The Guardian (The Guide) , 9 Feb 2002.
Pick of the Week, The Guardian (The Guide) , 16-22 February 2002.
City Life, Special Relativity, Tim Birch, 6-21 February 2002.
Flux Magazine, Radar Reviews , February-March 2002.


Anne Charnock – Certainty Suspended, essays by Prof Michael Corris and Fiona Curran, Castlefield Gallery Publications. ISBN 978-0-9559557-0-9. Distributed by Cornerhouse Publications. £6.
The Dark Would, Language Art Anthology: digital edition, edited by Philip Davenport (2013).
]BracketTHIS[3 - exhibition catalogue. Arena Gallery. Essay by Tomas Harold.
All Colours Will Agree in the Dark - exhibition catalogue, Cornerhouse, essay by Kate Jesson, 2002.
Atoms in the Family - exhibition catalogue, The Annual Programme, essays by Cecilia Andersson and Carsten Timmermann, ISBN 0 9542058 0 4. 2002.(Winner of McNaughton Design Award 2003).
Text Festival - Bury Museum and Art Gallery, 2005.

Awards and Commissions

if P then Q - poetry magazine, 2009.
Arts Council England individual grant, 2008.
Mid Pennine Gallery commission, 2008,
State of Flux Website Gallery, commission for launch of Flux Magazine's web arts project, 2005.
Chapel Street Cultural Industries Grant, Salford City Council, 2002.
First Prize, Lens-based Open, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, 2002.

Teaching and other

Founder member of Suite Studio Group.
Author of A Calculated Life, published by 47North (24 September 2013)

Previous experience

Journalist and photojournalist working for national newspapers, magazines and BBC
World Service.
BSc Hons Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK