Anna Church

Finder, collator certainly, curator indeed, creator for sure, and composer definitely. Anna's work is highly conceptual but not at the expense of aesthetics, illustrating complex ideas and concepts but in ways that are easily digestible and tangible to her viewers. She creates works that are layered with meaning and stunningly beautiful. 

With what many would enviably term, a superb ‘eye’, Anna has the ability to group objects to form compelling, thought- and emotion-provoking compositions. You can’t help but engage on various levels when viewing her 'Insignia' series and find yourself reflecting with nostalgia on your own personal journey and sense of place as her themes and the handpicked vintage objects unveil themselves. (‘Insignia’ explores the ideas and symbolism inherent in the badges we as individuals or groups create to identify ourselves).

Anna who is gregarious by nature and by no means a 'solitary artist' loves nothing better than conversing and collaborating! As a lover of things with a past life, who has an affinity for the oddity and is an advocate for the art of retaining fond memories, You'll find Anna in her element when she is creating stylised photographs for private commissions. Through this medium Anna has the opportunity to assemble her clients treasured curiosities and heirlooms into beautiful still life, bespoke (one of a kind) photographic print. 

Anna's Art, her home and interior styling work have been showcased in numerous publications - Inside Out (Australia), Elle decor (UK), NZ Your Home & Garden, HomestyleLife & Leisure, House & Garden, Her and Viva and Art t & design blogs. In between editorial work Anna has worked on set and behind the scenes for commercial clients including Citta Design and Trelise Cooper, Ezi Buy, European Antiques & Furnishings, t name a few.

A Native New Zealander, Anna now resides in Toronto (and is loving it) with her husband and two pre-schoolers. She welcomes being contacted about her work and talking about possible collaboration projects. Please feel free to contact Anna directly via email annadaltonchurch@gmail.com  

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Hello, I'm Anna Church, I'm a SCULPTOGRAPHER.
{an artist who combines forms of three dimensional sculpture with the process of photography}

I'm also a beauty seeker, aesthetic hunter, curator and collaborator.
I believe in aesthetic beauty, art being conversational, stimulating, and relatable.

This is my ART. This is me WORKING. This is my STORY.

Thank you for visiting and happy exploring!

Explore and see more of my work HERE

- EDITORIAL EXPOSURE - 
Our TORONTO HOME and my 'INSIGNIA' SERIES
feature on the pages of UPPERCASE and NZ HOMESTYLE magazines!

A short film capturing my art process in motion. 

Anna Church combines two creative techniques in such a way to create a signature artistic expression - Sculptography

 Church's work is a brilliant and unique composition of found objects that are meticulously arranged, giving birth to a sculptural form. 
Bittersweet nostalgia, humour, social commentary.....it is all eloquently captured through the lens of the camera,
producing an image that teases and tricks the eye.  Nothing is as it first appears.

 Church starts her creative process with a concept and through the collection and arrangement of objects and collation of ideas,
she conveys a theme of re-identifying or promoting the discarded, the obscure or the unconventional by transforming them into another form that resonates with the viewer.
 Church often uses satire to gently push the conversational boundaries taking care not to offend.  Her ultimate goal is to honour aesthetic beauty, to captivate and encourage conversation by creating art that is accessible and relatable but with just the right touch of provocation.

 Church started her career as a Graphic Designer and freelance Photographic interior Stylist, both which enabled her to explore and invent her unique style. Since then, Church has built an acclaimed reputation as an independent artist, coming to Canada from New Zealand in August 2012 and immediately establishing herself in the Toronto art scene. Church continues to attract recognition from private collectors and invitations to participate in events and is often commissioned to work her artistry magic for commercial and editorial campaigns.