Anne McAlarney is a visual artist based in Co. Down. Her work explores tensions between the lost
and found. Ethereal phenomena and ideas are traversed and transformed, fusing sculpture,
photography, word play, painting and more recently video. She intersperses abstraction with
reflective analytical thoughts, using voice sounds as language but also an anti-language, using
proximity of voice and image to construct a changed language, a glimpse into another knowledge or
type of knowledge. With a back ground in nursing, the visible and invisible always in transition, are
asserted within the work she produces.
She is a recipient of the Alice Berger Hammerschlag Award 2021. Her poetry has been included in
The Cultural Afterlife of Ruins, Making The Future Project and in the anthology Visions (The Seamus
Heaney Award for New Writing).
A member of Artlink and graduate of Ulster University (BA Fine Art Hons. 2013), she is currently
pursuing an MFA 2020-23 in Ulster University. Her work has been selected for exhibitions nationally
including Queen Street Studios Belfast where she was also an integral member of the curating team,
University of Atypical Belfast, Fenderesky Gallery Belfast, The Dock Carrick-on-Shannon, Sarah
Walker Gallery Castletownbere, Waterfront Hall Belfast and Sean Hollywood Arts Centre Newry. She
has been selected for her first solo show internationally in Galleri Kronberg Bergen Norway in