Anna Haydock-Wilson is an artist, filmmaker and producer, specialising in arts activities and events within communities. Her work brings people together, explores social and environmental realities, delights in creative processes and helps to amplify the voices of lesser heard people. Most of her projects and commissions are collaborative and cross many media.
Anna studied fine art sculpture and media at the Slade School of Fine Art and a masters in Independent Film and Video at the School of Media (UAL) in London in the 1990s. In 1998 she set up Little Fish Films, an independent video company working with public sector and arts clients and has worked with young people and community groups all over London.
Since 2008 Anna has produced many socially engaged arts and community projects and commissions in Bristol including Art under the Flyover, HighWaterLine Bristol, Sharing Communities, Peaceful Portway and Art within the Cracks.
Finding Common Ground, linking communities and seeking civic equality along Bristol’s waterways, is her latest collaboration in development with community based artists Dr Lizzie Philps, Annali Grimes, Jo Bushell, Amy Hutchings and Gill Simmons.
Art under the Flyover 2010-ongoing
Activities, events and interventions to reinvigorate a formerly neglected space in response to community consultations supported by Hotwells & Cliftonwood Community Association
The Butterfly Effect 2020
Documentation and short film of The Butterfly Effect project with Brave Bold Drama and Sophie Howard engaging communities in Hartcliffe in a Keepmoat Homes development. This was stage 1 in a design process of a nature space for locals, managed by Gingko Projects.
Strength in the Community 2019
A public art piece destined for the corner of a housing development in Southmead, created through engagement with over a 100 residents of north Bristol. Commissioned by United Communities in collaboration with Grace Kress and Luke Palmer.
Art within the Cracks 2017-2019
Celebrating and analysing feminism through conversations, workshops and art interventions in collaboration with London and Bristol artists. This project enabled over 50 young people aged 8-25 to express their feelings about equality, and provided creative workshops to over 200 people. Supported by the Womens’ Art Library, Special Collections, Goldsmiths University and funded by Arts Council England.
Foundation Certificate of Art & Design, Camberwell School of Art 1987-88
BA Fine Art, Slade School of Art, 1988-93
MA Independent Film & Video, School of Media, London College of Printing and Distributive Trades, 1997-1999
- Dancing Chairs- Chisenhale Dance Space 1994
- Changing Creekside Video Project 1996
- Broader than Broadway, a space for youth 1999
- Pasaporte a la Justicia, a film with Chilean exiles 1999-2000
- Patients as Teachers, 2000
- Life in New Cross, a film with teens about their area 2001
- Big Deal, East London youth drugs project 2001
- New Xpressions, a young people’s arts programme 2002
- The Babel Project, with young refugees in Lewisham 2003-2004
- Young Carers in Lewisham 2004-5
- West Bristol Arts Trail, founded and managed 2008-10
- Art under the Flyover, 2010-2020
- HighWaterLine Bristol 2014
- Sharing Communities, Neighbourhood Artist BS1 & BS8, 2015
- Art within the Cracks, equality project, 2017-2019
- GPS Jersey, 2018
- Strength in the Community, public art in Southmead 2019
- The Butterfly Effect 2019-2020
- Entrevista edit and subtitles, Festival de la Paz 2020
- Jacqueline Morreau, a retrospective, Bow gallery, London 2017
- Inhabited Space, The Station, Bristol 2019
- Project Assistant and Manger, The Deptford Discovery Team, Heritage, Environment and Community-Led Design 1996-98
- Director, Little Fish Films, 1998-2013
- Course Tutor, Making Documentary Films, DALI, Central St Martins 2001
- Community Development Administrator, Hotwells & Cliftonwood Community Association 2006-2008
- Assistant Producer, Puppet Place, 2012-2013