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Anna Brownsted

Anna Brownsted works across a wide range of media including sound, installation, performance and participation. She holds an MA in Performance Practice as Research from Central School of Speech and Drama and her process is often collaborative, involving interdisciplinary exchanges that directly inform the development of her work. In the UK, Anna's work has been supported by the Arts Council and has been shown at Kettle's Yard, Cambridge Junction, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, the British Museum, UCL, the Roundhouse and Battersea Art Centre.


For b-side 2020

Anna’s site-responsive sound intervention Tourist situates participants on the No 29 double-decker bus and immerses them into a dreamy, cinematic drive around the island. 

“Anna Brownsted constructs encounters that are simultaneously familiar yet unexpected. Her work interrupts our sense of the everyday by offering an invitation: to sit, to listen, to notice. During her meticulously realised experiences anything feels possible.  It is here that her work can be found – between what’s real and what’s imaginary – and the extent to which these boundaries can actively be blurred, pushed or tested.”

Harriet Loffler Curator, New Hall Art Collection

Anna Brownsted's b-side Portfolio


b-side festival 2021

11th19th September 2021

b-side is back, showcasing the very best in contemporary art made in response to the beautiful and intriguing Isle of Portland.