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Studio practice – Works on paper.


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Covering and Exposing Exhibition – Epsom – Feb 2015



Exhibition in Epsom – ‘Covering and Exposing’.

Work was For Sale during the exhibition.

Exhibition went alongside a symposium. I delivered a paper at the University for Creative Arts, ‘Artist as Patient’.

This ‘paper’ since been published in a magazine. See post below.


Publication – ‘Rosamunde’ Magazine

A piece of personal text that I wrote, ‘Artist as Patient’ has been published for a bi-annual Arts/Fashion Magazine by Camilla Seckin.

Rosamunde. Arts/Fashion Magazine by Camilla Seckin.

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You can read the article at the following PDF link:




Exercise in Presence 1



Exercise in Presence 1

Exercise in Presence 1: Mixed Media. 10/3/15. Anna Sadler. (Side-view)

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Exercise in presence 1a

Exercise in Presence 1a: Mixed Media. 10/3/15. Anna Sadler. (Face-view)

Exercise in Presence 1b

Exercise in Presence 1b: Mixed Media. 10/3/15. Anna Sadler. (Close-side-view)

Exercise in Presence 1c

Exercise in Presence 1c. Mixed Media. 10/3/15. Anna Sadler. (Close Up View)

Exercise in Presence 1d

Exercise in Presence 1d. Mixed Media. 10/3/15. Anna Sadler. (Closer up view)

Recent Drawings on paper and Video – Exercise in Presence

These drawings were created as an exercise in presence of mind. Intuitive drawing –

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Anna Sadler, Feb 2015, E-In-P1; (841 x 594 mm) Mixed media

Anna Sadler, Feb 2015, E-in-P2; (841 x 594 mm) Mixed media

Anna Sadler, Feb 2015, E-in-P3; (841 x 594 mm) Mixed media

Anna Sadler, Feb 2015, E-in-P4; (Actual Size – w: 3m 36cm x h: 2m 37cm) Mixed media

Anna Sadler, Feb 2015, E -in-P5;  (841 x 594 mm) Mixed media

Anna Sadler, Feb 2015, E-in-P6; (841 x 594 mm) Mixed media

Anna Sadler, Feb 2015, E-in-P7; (841 x 594 mm) Mixed media


Acts Of… Testbed Gallery, Battersea (November 2014) Live Art Performance > PLAP2

As part of PLAP (Performance Live Art Project), I responded to the vast, open warehouse in Battersea by entering the only dark, space in the building; a corridor of toilet cubicles. I acted and (re)acted to the space as thought it were a testbed for the post-apocalyptic world or a subterranean landscape.

Having created a 8 LED spider wire for my body, I positioned myself as an accessory like all the other objects in this space. Standing still, leaning, or curling up, I created tension between my body and the objects; juxtaposing myself against sinks, cubicle doors, tiled walls and and drain pipes.

As the audience entered the space, their awareness was drawn to the LED lights and the silhouette of a figure. Statuesque, mannequin-like, science fiction character, I was guided by the light that was being emitted from my skin.



Decentralised Networker Congress – (Caz, Penzance) November 2012.

Originally conceived of by H.R. Fricker, and coordinated by Peter W. Kaufman the network encompassed over 500 artists from 25 countries and featured over 250 events. In Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the project, a series of events, exhibitions, and actions will take place in artist led spaces in Penzance, (UK) Odzaci, (Serbia), Ponte Nossa, (Italy) Roanoke, (USA) and Buenos Aires, (Argentina) between 2- 4th November 2012 in order to reactivate and expand the network and to take advantage of advances in communication technology.

As part of this event, networkers involved in the project opened up 130 pieces of ‘mail art’ and responded to these pieces of work by making replies and re-posting these back to their origin.

We also used facebook, twitter and skype to share actions and thoughts with the International collaborators. The performance jam was hosted by the Exchange Gallery, Penzance – UK in collaboration with CAZ (Cornwall Autonomous Zone)

As part of the performance jam, I connected with people on skype.

This work was about connecting and reconnecting with friends, loved ones and family/ facebook connections/ people I know and people I dont know.
Friends I have spoken to and those I have lost contact with.
Friends of friends, faraway folk and those close by.

It was about breaking down the boundaries of distance, time, location and emotions. It was about establishing and re-establishing face to face contact and looking at the ‘camera’ in the eye.

I repeated the words, “I Love You” from the moment I connected with a person until the person hung up.

I became interested in language and communication as a social construct and how meaningful (or meaningless) words can become when repeated over and over again and especially through social media and digital technology.


Into Great Silence

A film directed by Philip Groning released in 2005.

It is an intimate portrayal of the everyday lives of Carthusian Monks of the Grande Chartreuse high in the French Alps. The idea for the film was proposed to the monks in 1984, but the Carthusians said they wanted time to think about it. The Carthusians finally contacted Gröning 16 years later to say they were now willing to permit Gröning to shoot the movie, if he was still interested. Gröning then came alone to live at the monastery, where no visitors were ordinarily allowed, for four and a half months starting in mid-March 2002. He filmed and recorded the sound on his own, using no artificial light. Additional shooting of the documentary took place in December and January; Gröning spent a total of six months filming in the monastery and took about two and a half years to edit the film before its release. The film has neither commentary nor sound effects added, consisting only of images and sounds of the rhythm of monastic life.

Please see the link below for a film review by Carol Ann Raphael, ‘Watching Silence’


24 hour Live-Art Performance

I participated in a 24 hour Live Art performance in Leeds at the Live Art Bistro.

‘During and Enduring; This Presence we seek’

As part of the Live Art Development Agency, London (DIY Projects 2012)

Saturday 8th September @ 12 Midday until Sunday 9th September @ 12 Midday.

The 24 hour performance was broadcast live across the internet via Ustream.


This experience gave me the opportunity to fully immerse myself in non-verbal communication with other performance artists as an exercise in ‘presence’, ‘letting go’ and improvisation.

During the 24 hours, I became interested in observing and acknowledging my actions and patterns of thought in relation to conscious and unconscious reactions to light, darkness, silence, movement and sound.

By entering the ‘unknown’, I have found that it is only through a gift of silence and where keeping an eye on the clock is not a governing factor that I can really begin to unpack the ‘self’ in relation to the ‘other’ and gain a deeper understanding of the body we inhabit and the place and time that we live.


Still Image from Live Video Stream.

‘Blue Period’ – Time Cycle – (5.30pm – 11.30 pm)

I spent approximately 2 hours in a standing posture – using a Qi Gong energetic movement and meditation to experience the pain in the body in relation to the boredom in the mind.

Flickr Account

I have created a Flickr Account today so that visitors to my website can take a look ‘behind the scenes’ of my portfolio and explore the ways in which I create, think and test out ideas – in my studio – residency and project spaces.