Anna McNay

Catalogue essays

Toby Deveson: embracing the most sacred depths of souls, December 2020

Time Present and Time Past: the uniting of temporal planes in the work of Susanne Kamps, May 2020

Essay for the publication to accompany Mandy Payne: Out of Time at Huddersfield Art Gallery, 5 October 2019 – 4 January 2020

Essay for the publication to accompany Annie Zamero: Royal Revolutions at Bermondsey Project Space, 5 – 16 November 2019

Essay for the publication to accompany the touring exhibition I curated – Threesome: A Queer Examination of the Female Gaze – featuring paintings by Roxana Halls, Sadie Lee and Sarah Jane Moon. Available to buy here.

Essay for the catalogue to accompany Eileen Cooper: Under the Same Moon at Letitia Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon, 1 February – 24 March 2018

Essay for the catalogue to accompany the Magma Group exhibition, Massaging the Message, at Arthouse1, 7-17 December 2017

Introduction for the catalogue to accompany the exhibition Victoria Rance: The Night Horse and the Holy Baboon. Sculptures, drawings, photographs and animations 2007-201, Cello Factory, 23-30 October 2017

Travelling through Time and Space: Meaning and Interpretation in the Work of Nick Malone. Essay for the catalogue to accompany Nick Malone: A Tale of Two Lives at Art Bermondsey Project Space, 14-26 March 2017

Interview with Nicolas Laborie in his wet plate collodion photography book The Tin Tribes in the Garden of Ether, January 2017

Wendy Elia: Myth-Making and Myth-Breaking: Wendy Elia and the Constitutive Other in the publication to accompany Wendy Elia: Paintings 2004-2016 at Thames-Side Studios Gallery, 18-22 October 2016

Judith Burrows: Narratives of Location. Essay in the publication to accompany the exhibition of the same name at Cecil Sharp House, 19 October 2016 – 22 January 2017

Julie Umerle: An Exploration of Mark-Making. Essay in the publication to accompany Julie Umerle: Rewind at AB Project Space, 31 August – 10 September 2016

Overviewing the Overview. Essay in the publication to accompany the group exhibition, The Overview Effect, at the Lewisham Art House, 8-19 June 2016

Alexandra Haynes: A Geometry of Freedom. Essay in the publication to accompany the exhibition The Shapes of Nature at Art First, 16 June – 12 August 2016

‘Between Your Eye and Your Mind’. Interview with Alison Watt in the catalogue to accompany her exhibition, The Sun Never Knew How Wonderful It Was, at Parafin, 17 March – 7 May 2016

(Complacent Present..) ..Fragile future? Essay to accompany the GFEST Gaywise FESTival Visual Arts Exhibition 2015, 9-14 November 2014, Menier Gallery, London

‘Marguerite Horner: Bringing the Sublime into the Mundane.’ Essay in the publication to accompany the exhibition Cars and Streets: Recent Paintings at Art Bermondsey Project Space, 20 – 30 October 2015

‘The Semiology of Portraiture.’ Essay in the publication to accompany the exhibition Shifting Subjects: Contemporary Women telling the Self through the Contemporary Arts, 2 September – 31 October 2015, at Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby

‘Eileen Cooper: (Re/De)-Constructing an Identity.’ Essay in the publication to accompany the exhibition Hide and Seek: Drawings by Eileen Cooper RA, 29 May – 23 August 2015

Myths and Mythologies. Essay to accompany the GFEST Gaywise FESTival Visual Arts Exhibition 2014, 10-22 November 2014, Menier Gallery, London

A Heaven of Hell, A Hell of Heaven for catalogue to accompany the exhibition Heaven and Hell, 9 January – 2 February 2014, Espacio Gallery, London

The MacGuffin for catalogue to accompany the exhibition The MacGuffin: Wendy Elia & Marguerite Horner, 1 – 17 July 2011, WW Gallery, London