Anna Horton Cremin uses games and play to bring people together in new and unexpected ways. She uses playful interventions to talk about complex issues including what we want our future world to be like. Her practice is currently looking at how the first playgrounds were created: built by children out of the materials they found in the destruction and dereliction of WWII. These acts of building and playing started the adventure playground movement, allowing children to take risks and create their own environments. Through Anna’s practice she wants to encourage audiences to take risks by building their own play spaces, giving chances for people to imagine alternative futures together.
Anna Horton Cremin (b.1991) is a British artist living and working in Manchester. She completed her BA in Fine Art at Birmingham City University in 2013. Recent commissions include; Games Generator (Forest of Imagination, Bath, Make My Day, Morecambe Bay and Love Parks Week and Festival of Manchester, 2019); Third Room Residency, Left Coast (Blackpool, 2019); Good Game, (Ampersand Projects, Birmingham 2018); She has been selected for Social Art Summit (Sheffield 2018); Artist Jamboree (Devon, 2018) and Creative 50 (Manchester International Festival 2017). She is resident at Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol.
As part of collaborative duo One Five West (with Sophie Bullock) she has been commissioned for Wild Worlds Festival, Chester Zoo, 2018. They were selected for the Arts+Tech creative practice accelerator, one of three £1m national pilots, set up by Arts Council England and Innovate UK. Exhibitions include ‘WARP Festival’, The Whitworth, 2016 ‘Hello Shenzhen’, the V&A 2016 and ‘DigiLabs’, University of Manchester 2016. They were selected for ‘New Talent Residency’ at Pervasive Media Studio, 2016. They previously showed work at Longbridge Light Festival 2015; Fierce Festival 2015 and 2014.
Anna Horton Cremin is represented by Mark Devereux Projects.