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Wake Up Time, 2019, Mixed media installation

Anji Archer’s practice consists largely of site-specific installations produced from discarded or given materials. These installations look at factual or fictional stories poignant to the artist, drawn together by elements and observations from her everyday life.

Archer’s Wake Up Time acknowledges the loss of her husband who was tragically killed 12 years ago by a drunk driver. The work considers the reality that is left behind after the death of a loved one. Questions and belongings act sometimes as a comfort in grief, but also as a reminder of what we have lost.

Anji Archer

Anji Archer’s artistic practice spans across mixed media, using a variety of artistic approaches within her work. Archer initially trained in Constructed Textiles and specialised in traditional woven tapestry with sculpture at Middlesex University, graduating in 1992. A few years later she completed an MA in Art & Media Practice at the University of Westminster – choosing installation, sculpture, textiles, photography and text as her focus.

Archer’s artworks have been exhibited nationally and internationally in group shows. She had her first solo exhibition at the Madder139 Gallery in 2005, under the title Little Sister, Poor Soul, a mixed media installation that portrayed women and religion.

Instagram: @anjiarcher / Twitter: @anjiarcher

Hertfordshire Open 2020

This artwork was selected for the first Hertfordshire Open Exhibition. The exhibition online galleries are hosted between and and will be launched in stages throughout April 2020.

Over 180 artists with links to Hertfordshire submitted their work to be part of the inaugural exhibition. Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the exhibition features 80 stunning works by the 50 selected artists, creating an exciting mix of work by established artists alongside emerging talent and first-time exhibitors.

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