January 2nd – 31st 2018
Over The Sofa Gallery
After featuring in the Cardiff Senned exhibition in late 2017, Annie’s painting ‘Bendith (Grace): The Suffering of Women in a Time of War’ returns to Wivenhoe this January, accompanied by a powerful text underlining its continued relevance today.
Interview for Justhands-on TV
This month Annie was interviewed by Valerie Nesbitt for crafts channel Justhands-on.TV. She talks about the landscapes of Wales and East Anglia as reflected in her textile work.
Annie Bielecka: Solo exhibition of new work at the Nottage Maritime Institute Wivenhoe. Further details tbc.
Back to Snowdonia
New exhibition in Wales, venue and further details tbc.
8th August – 30th September
Senedd, Cardiff Bay.
Women, War and Peace
Annie’s painting ‘Bendith (Grace): The Suffering of Women in a Time of War’ featured in this new exhibition at the Welsh National Assembly.
Photo: Lee Karen Stow
The Nottage Institute, Wivenhoe
Exhibition at The Nottage Maritime Institute of textile work by Beth Atkinson, Annie Bielecka, Janet Harker, Eliza Kentridge, Lesley McCabe and Susan Rhodes.
Caffi Oriel Gallery, Croesor
Môr a Mynydd
In 2017 the Caffi Oriel Gallery presented ‘Môr a Mynydd’ (‘Sea and Mountains’), an exhibition of textile work by Annie, inspired by the mountains of Snowdonia.
An Exhibition of decorative textiles, sea and landscapes sponsored by Icelandic Air, with a catalogue designed by Catherine Dodds.
List of Exhibitions, commissions, works in collections and installation pieces
2017 8th August – 30th September ‘Women, War and Peace’ group exhibition and events programme at the Senned, Cardiff Bay.
2017 8th – 23rd July ‘Threads’ at the Nottage Maritime Institute, Wivenhoe
Group show of textile work: Beth Atkinson, Annie Bielecka, Janet Harker, Eliza Kentridge, Lesley McCabe and Susan Rhodes.
2017 28th May – 18th June ‘Môr a Mynydd’ (‘Sea and Mountains’)
Caffi Oriel (Gallery), Croesor, Llanfrothen, Gwynedd
2012 /2016 Embroiderers Guild Group Projects
London Cultural Olympics. “Norway” exhibitor.
St.Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square.
Ickworth House, National Trust.
Capability Brown 300th Anniversary
Mayoral Banner for Colchester Town Hall.
2011 – Oriel Rob Piercy, Porthmadog
2010 – 2016 Colchester Art Society Open Exhibitions at the Minories and Firstsite.
2009 Commission, New York. Embroidered Chasuble
St. John the Divine Cathedral, Manhattan.
2008. “Two Wivenhoe Artists” Exhibition – with James Dodds
Nottage Maritime Institute, Wivenhoe.
2007 Commission. Altar Frontal and Pulpit hangings/stoles
St. Mary the Virgin Church, Wivenhoe.
2007 Icelandic Arts Council invited as Visiting Artist working with textile Designer Sigrun Lara Shanko.
2006 ‘Glimpses’ Solo Exhibition, Reykjavic City Hall, Iceland
2005 “Story Tellers Tent” with Eliza Kentridge, Wivenhoe.
2004 ‘Suffering of Women at a Time of War’ Painting used as design by San Antonio University, Texas, USA and 2005 production of ‘War Music’ by Christopher Logue’s adaptation of Homer’s “Ilyad.”
2003 “Shakespeare’s Women” Costume Design Exhibition (with Martyn Jezerski) at Mercury Theatre, Colchester.
2002 “The Brighter side of Life” art school group exhibition Ottowill Gallery, Suffolk. Michael Young Gallery, Yorkshire.
2001 “Art on a Budget” Installation at Zloty Taratzy, Warsaw, Poland
1999 “Mother Goose” Mercury Theatre, Colchester.
1998 “The Sea” and “All that Jazz” Digby Gallery/Hay Gallery, Colchester.
1996 – 2000 Mad Dogs & Englishmen Theatre Company UK Tours
Design and costume
Comedy of Errors/ Taming of the Shrew/Midsummer Nights Dream
Black Shuck/Into the Light/Collector of Women
I regularly participate in the annual autumn Colchester Open Studios – Studio 28 Collective (with Charlotte Bernays and Fiona Mason.)
2003 – 2016 Annual Over the Sofa Exhibition at Wivenhoe Bookshop.
I show new work with the Colchester Art Society at the Minories and Firstsite Open Exhibitions.