Through the making of art and art projects I’m researching how its expression can be combined with urban design, architecture, design and its impact on our lives. This interest is generated by having worked as an architect, urban designer and project manager in the construction sector.
As well as working in this field I have maintained my practice as an artist and have worked on a number of projects with a community focus. I use mixed media and I have always had a strong interest in bringing art outside of the gallery and into the domains of the public architecture and community.
I’m also dedicated to provide proposals for opportunities and collaborations between the art and construction sectors through the development of ideas, curation and delivery of projects and networking management.
Since high school I’ve always been fascinated by art criticism and I not only enjoy writing some art/exhibition reviews but this also constitutes part of the development of my art projects.
Anna Netri is an artist plus working part-time as the Public Art Officer at the Sheffield City Council (UK).
As an artist she has delivered a number of conceptual art projects with a focus on engaging community groups and furthering her interest in bringing art outside of a gallery and into the public domain.
One of her first achievements was ‘The Patch Quilt and Boundaries’ project exhibited at the Nottingham Contemporary and Nottingham Central Library (during Refugee Week, 2012) where she interpreted artistic themes around architecture and human perception. This project was later displayed in the Test Space at Spike Island, Bristol and Theatre Deli, Sheffield.
Her desire to promote and celebrate art and creativity within a community setting continued in the ‘Loving Art’ project, produced with Spike Island’s volunteer community, which then generated a solo exhibition in Rome.
Enabling collaboration is also a key part of her work and was essential in the wearable ‘Pola Jac’ project, which was open to anyone willing to join, and allowed participants to convey their creativity through temporarily owning the artwork.
She has been awarded the Guild of St. George Companions Grant (2020/21) which has allowed her to realise another multi disciplinary project titled ‘ANManifesto’. This project involves the making of unique portable and sustainable cork artworks that also function as bags/stools. Each work is filled with potential, allowing the users to take part in a range of associated activities, from drawing, sculpting and writing, enabling participants to engage with their immediate surroundings. So far this project has led her to notable collaborations with Sheffield Museums and The University of Sheffield amongst others.
Exhibitions & Creative Projects
"ANManifesto"project awarded by The Guild's 150th Anniversary Companion Grants – Guild of St. George (06/2020 - current).
"Pola Jac", creation of a work and development of an engagement project with the creative community and beyond (05/2019 - current).
Art reviews, involved in writing about art.
“The Patchquilt and Boundaries” part of a group exhibition at Theatre Deli Sheffield for the Migration Matters festival (06/2015).
“MicroCiop” a site specific work created during “Open Testaccio-Agora Contemporanea” art festival at Nuovo Mercato di Testaccio and Ketumbar Rome (Italy 03/2015).
“Loving Art” , at On Art Gallery, Rome -Solo exhibition & Curation (Italy 11/2014).
“Exchange-Spike-Volunteers” part of a group exhibition at Spike Island’s Test space Bristol (10/2014).
Spike Island Project, creation and development of an engagement project with the volunteer community of Spike Island Artspace Ltd Bristol (07/2014).
“Identità” part of a group exhibition at Iperuranium galleria d’arte, via dei Banchi Nuovi, 58 Rome (Italy 08/2013-09/2013).
Refugee Engagement Project, at the Nottingham Contemporary Museum and Nottingham Central Library as part of Refugee week. A project which involved working with the refugee community in Nottingham to develop an exhibition of work reflecting their experiences through the use of patchwork. (06/2012).
Various Designed Projects including “Tra le Briccole di Venezia: il Tavolo” 2012 – (designing furniture from recycled Briccole mooring posts in Venice’s Lagoon) and “Sustainable Market Square” designing a new market square in Casablanca.
MArch- MSc in Building Engineering- Architecture at ‘La Sapienza University’ in Rome (Italy), 03/2011
07/2022 -Nomadic Workshops- Delivery of two themed workshops with the Millennium Gallery and in collaboration with artists James Croft and Katie Jamieson and Yumi Barbaglia architecture student at the University of Sheffield.
06/2022 - current - Transforming And Activating Places (TAP) University of Sheffield fund- placemaking project with an architecture student.
05/2022 - current - "310 Companions ideas - To stop the Storm-Cloud" - climate-art booklet.
2021-2022 - Guild of St. George - Liaison and creative role on behalf of the Guild of St. George with the South Yorkshire Climate Alliance.
09/2021 - Artist at the Green week event SCA_Fargate.
08/2021 - Artist at the Can Do launch event SCA/Live works.
07/2021 - Artist at the Follow the Flowers event_Heeley Trust.
2019 - Art review, of exhibition ‘From Brooklyn Works to Brooklynism?’– ‘occursus.org’.
10/2019 - Artist at the Big Draw Event, Making Masterpieces in Sheffield & Venice.
03/2019 -2020 - Volunteer at Site Gallery Sheffield (UK).
05/2019 - Artist at Museums Sheffield (UK) - Assisting in the delivery of a cyanotype workshop.
04/2019 - Artist at Museums Sheffield (UK) - Delivering learning activities for the public during the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition.
11/2018 - current - Volunteer at Museums Sheffield (UK), - Working with visitors and groups-Visitor Research Surveying/ Administrative Support-Marketing/ Working with collections-Proof Reading/ Assisting learning department – Family activities.
07/2014-11/2014 - Volunteer at Spike Island Artspace Ltd in Bristol (UK), Led exhibition tours and supported organisation of events.
07/2022-current - Public Art Officer
03/2015-current - Project Manager
2012-current - Architect and Urban Designer
06/2012-12/2012 - Trainee at Martha Schwartz Partners Ltd in London (UK).