Abbie Canning

Visual Artist, Educator, Curator

Abbie Canning’s conceptual practice is driven by queries and investigations, resulting in an eclectic output. Encompassing installation, sculpture, photos, text, video, and reproductions, Abbie’s work frequently presents inconclusive narratives or relational challenges about art, culture, the verbal and visual semiotics of contemporary society and the mundanity of the everyday.

As an artist educator Abbie works across digital media (including AR/VR), photography, video, installation, sculpture and printmaking – in community, health and education settings.

Abbie is also QClub Programme Curator at QUAD, Derby – developing projects and curating work that experiments with digital technology in a visual arts context, created by children and young people with disabilities.

Abbie has delivered papers on her innovative participatory work at numerous conferences including The Cultural Institute, University of Leeds and The SEN Network conference at The National Gallery, London and this work has led to her being shortlisted for the Mainframe Digital/Creative Impact Award 2019.