Annette Collinge

mixed media artist


Annette has a background in science and a lifelong interest in textiles. She travels extensively, absorbing colours and textures which she incorporates in her work. Hand and machine stitching are of equal importance to her. Natural fabrics and threads combine with found objects, including discarded plastic and paper.

Annette’s work is often 3 dimensional, in response to situations and experiences. Soft hangings feature hand stitching, exuberant colour and found objects. She achieves her work using collage, printing and surface stitchery, with 3 dimensional assemblages.

Annette’s work for the Addressing Space exhibition explores the remoteness of atolls in the Pacific Ocean in contrast to human intervention and the presence of plastic waste, utilised by sea birds as nesting material.