DOROTHY ANNAN AND TREVOR TENNANT │ Henry Moore Institute, Leeds → 1 March 2015

Photograph of Dorothy Annan working on the mosaic panels for King's College Library, Newcastle, 1959 Courtesy of the Estate of Dorothy Annan and Trevor Tennant/Leeds Museums & Galleries (Henry Moore Institute Archive)
Photograph of Dorothy Annan working on the mosaic panels for King’s College Library, Newcastle, 1959
Courtesy of the Estate of Dorothy Annan and Trevor Tennant/Leeds Museums & Galleries (Henry Moore Institute Archive)

Doṛʈi Ann n Trevr Tennt seḷbrets ɖ jenṛs dneśn v ɖ arcîv bî ɖ faṃli v artists Doṛʈi Ann (1900–83) n Trevr Tennt (1900–80). Brññ tgɖr foṭgrafs, sceć-bcs n xbiśncaṭlogz, ɖ xbiśn pṛvîdz a croṇlojicl insît intu ɖ artists’ pracṭsz, śedñ lît on ɖ rleśnśp btwn sculpćr n arcitecćr n ɖ rǒl v art in Britiś ssayti folowñ ɖ Secnd Wrldwor in Britn.

Trevor Tennant at work in his studio, 1930s Courtesy of the Estate of Dorothy Annan and Trevor Tennant/Leeds Museums & Galleries (Henry Moore Institute Archive)
Trevor Tennant at work in his studio, 1930s
Courtesy of the Estate of Dorothy Annan and Trevor Tennant/Leeds Museums & Galleries (Henry Moore Institute Archive)

Ann n Tennt wr membrz v ɖ Artists Inṭnaśnl Asośieśn (AIA), a ssayti v artists istabliśt in 1932, huz em wz ɖ Yṇti v Artists fr Pīs, Dmocṛsi n Culćṛl Dveḷpmnt. A left-wñ orġnîześn, ɖ grūp bròt tgɖr artists n dzînrz t pṛdys pamflits, postrz n public-art cmiśnz plesñ artistic crịtivti at ɖ hart v evride lîf. Best in Lemñtn Spa, Woricśr, jrñ ɖ wor, Ann n Tennt wr olso a part v Ɖ Artists n Dzînrz Grūp, ẃć wrct on nymṛs public cmiśnz in hotelz, scūlz n cantīnz. Ɖer involvmnt in AIA z crūśl t unḍstandñ ɖer wrc, ẃć z yźli faund in public spesz, drw̃ on fiğṛtiv refṛnsz n imbedd wɖn an unḍstandñ v art az a fors fr sivic gd.

Aftr ɖ wor, bʈ Ann n Tennt xibitd ɖer wrc in cmrśl xbiśnz, ẃl simlteńsli psywñ ɖer ǒn projcts. Ann dveḷpt a hîli s’xesfl c’lx́n v poṭri fr ɖ frnićrcumṗni Hìl n Sun, hr sceć-bcs, fild wɖ reṣpiz fr glezz, cn b sìn in ɖs xbiśn. Tennt pṛdyst smōl-scel fiğṛtiv bronzsculpćrz, ẃć wr includd in ɖ Sculpćr in ɖ Hom xbiśnz orġnîzd bî ɖ Artscaunsl ɖt emd t intṛdys ɖ public t sculpćr in ɖ dmestc setñ.

Ɖ postwor yirz ofrd ɖ artists ɖ oṗtyṇti t wrc on svṛl larj-scel public cmiśnz. Bʈ Ann n Tennt c’laḅretd closli wɖ ɖ Lundn Cǎnticaunsl Patṛnij v ɖ Arts Scīm, fr ẃć Ann pṛdyst a scūlmyṛl in Lundn, ẃl Tennt crietd sculpćrz fr a scūl n plêgrǎnd. Tennt dzînd arcitecćṛl rlifs fr Covntri, ẃć at ɖ tîm wz unḍgowñ rīdizîn folowñ xtnsiv bomñ jrñ ɖ wor. Ann pṛdyst mzêics fr scūlz in Lundn n Nycasl, az wel az public myṛlz, hr most feṃs biyñ ɖ Lundn Jenṛl Post-ofis hedqortrz at ɖ Flīt Bildñ.

Ɖ Doṛʈi Ann n Trevr Tennt arcîv jônd ɖ Henri Mur Insttyt Arcîv v Sculpćr’z peprz in 2012. A part v Līdz Myziymz n Gaḷriz, ɖ Arcîv z manijd in a ynīc partnrśp ɖt hz bilt wn v ɖ strongist public c’lx́ns v sculpćr in Britn. Untl 4 Jańri 2015, Doṛʈi Ann n Trevr Tennt sat alñsd Līźa Clarc: Organic Pleinz in Gaḷri 4, n fṛm 28 Jańri A Studi v Modn Jaṗnīz Sculpćr. Ɖs studi v Ann n Tennt’s cmitmnt t public sculpćr z cmyṇcetd in ɖs xbiśn ʈru dokmenteśn v bʈ ɖ wrc n prosesz v mcñ, n in contrast ɖ cncuṛnt xbiśn Ɖ Ivntsculpćr priznts nîn ifīmṛl ivnts ǎtsd ɖ Henri Mur Insttyt, ɖt lêtr muv intu Gaḷriz 1, 2 n 3.”

GAḶRI WEBSAIT

BBC – YR PENTÑZ – DOṚƮI ANN


DOṚƮI ANN’Z MYṚLZ AT Đ BARBICN, 2013

BARBICN BLOG, 29 Octobr 2013


Joś Spero, SPIRZ, 4 Jańri 2013
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