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Annalisa Colombara

Born in Novara, Italy - 1953

1966-71 Liceo Scientifico A. Antonelli Novara, Italy. Maturitå scientifica (46/60)
1970 Passed entry exams for the Accademia di Belle Arti in Torino.
1976 Goldsmiths College School of Art, B.A. in Fine Arts - (2.1)
1995 P.G.C.E. in Art at the University College of S. Martin, Lancaster.

1977 - 82 Print Making Fellowship at Digswell House Art Centre, Herts. Established Digswell Press etching and screen-printing workshop. Worked as artist in schools for Eastern Arts Association with pupils from secondary schools preparing their arts GCSE and A level exams. Run Art/Music workshops for young people at risk.

Completed her artist book “The story of a moonfish” now in the Victoria and Albert Museum collection and Meermanno Museum in the Hague.
The book was exhibited in Italy at the Antichi Arsenali in Amalfi and the Atelier Marco Noire in Torino with British Council support and was presented in London by Rota Bookshop and by Basilisk Press. It was presented as music/art performance at he London University Theatre Jazz Festival with Maggie Nicols and “Contradictions”.

1980 - 81 worked for the Museum of Decorative Arts in Lausanne, presenting a show of Indian Popular Miniatures and Embroideries from the 16th - 20th centuries. She lectured on the subject at Blackburn College Textile course and Lancaster Grammar School.

1982 - 88 Worked at Metropolitan Wharf, Wapping on a sequence of paintings, 'The Flying Dutchman', dedicated to Roland Barthes, inspired by colour shades and moods of the Thames and the elusiveness of moon shadows. This work was presented by the Schubert Gallery and also in video format at the international seminars on women’s artists at the Palazzo delle Stelline, Milan.

1983 - 88 Worked as part-time print making tutor for ILEA. Took part in Sites and Sounds of the South Bank art/music educational project with Barnet High School.

1989/90 as part of the Printmakers Council she exhibited and did demonstrations of printmaking at the Royal Festival Hall during the shows of members work.

1993 lectured on Aspects of Etching and the 'Artist's Book' at Byron Polytechnic, Genova, Italy.

1994 - 99 P.G.C.E. Art and teaching in secondary schools: KS3 and KS4 at Carnforth High, Collegiate Blackpool and Blackburn College Foundation Course; St. J.Fisher School, Chatham and Sedgehill School, London. She also has experience in A level and GNVQ teaching and exams invigilation.

1998 - 1999 Coordinator for Art/Health multi disciplines Workshops for the elderly and care workers in residential homes for Lewisham and Guys NHS Trust. Taught Screenprinting to the visually impaired and special needs classes for Bexley College.

2000 - 2001 St. John’s RC Comprehensive, Gravesend, maternity cover for Head of Art Department.

2001 Awarded first prize from St. Cuthbert Mills at the RWS Exhibition.

2002 - 2010 Art lecturing at St. Francis Xavier College and Bexley Adult Education College.

Currently teaching at St. Francis Xavier College.

Selected Exhibitions:

1974
Young Contemporaries, Camden Arts Centre.

1978
Galleria Alto, Rotterdam
Basilisk Press, Hampstead, London

1979
Gli Antichi Arsenali, Amalfi, Italy (with B C support)
Ann Arbour Gallery, U.S.A.
Melbourne Print Guild, Australia

1981
Atelier Marco Noire, Torino, Italy,
with music from Lol Coxhill and Maggie Nicols


1982
Harlow Playhouse Print Exhibition - Hertfordshire

1983/84/88
Metro Shows - Wapping, London

1985
Kettles Yard, Cambridge

1986
‘Alef’ Madrid, Antonioni Architecture della Visione,
Exhibition of works inspired by Antonioni images.

1987/88
Greenwich Citizens Gallery, London,
Africa Centre, London International Poetry Festival.

1988
Galleria Schubert Milano, Sandrock exhibition.
Sartirana Castle, Pavia, Italy
Barbican Centre, London

1989
The Salt House Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall
Royal Festival Hall - ‘Entirely Intaglio’ - London

1990
PMC Exhibitions at Royal Festival Hall, London; Valletta - Malta and Manchester
‘From Under the Sheets’: Woodland Gallery

1991
Accademia ltaliana, London
London Art Fair, Olympia’91
Print Europe travelling Exhibition

1992
Cafe Gallery, British Museum Street, London
Horniman Museum, Forest Hill, London

1993
Worked with Grossetti at ‘Arte e Altro’ Milano

1996/97
‘A year in the Valley of the Lune’ touring exhibition of paintings and watercolours from the North West
The Artist Book Fair, Barbican, London
Designed Gateway to Sayes Court Gardens

1998/99
Castlegate Gallery, Cockermouth, Cumbria: Sale in aid of Keswick Theatre restoration
Woodland Gallery ‘Open’, Blackheath, London

2000/2001
RWS ‘Watercolour C 21’, Bankside, London
‘The Distant Blue Mountains’ touring exhibition of paintings, watercolours and mixed media

2002
‘Unthinkable Thoughts’: exhibition of paintings at Congress House, Great Russell Street, London.
Painting performance at the Freedom of the City Festival at Conway Hall, London

2003
RWS ‘Watercolour C 21’, Bankside, London
Painting performance at Royal College of Art London

2004
Exhibited at Glyndebourne a set of etchings inspired by The Magic Flute opera
Brighton Art Fair

2006
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Arts
‘Unthinkable Thoughts’

2009
‘Hatchings’ at a & a gallery, Richmond

2011
St Albans Centre, EC1N 7AB