2022:September: I signed up for a three year MAFine Art degree with University of Plymouth where I will be extending my interests in women’s prisons and seaweeds.
2022: 24th June – 7th August: My work is displayed in the Artisan Collectives gallery in Torquay, UK.
2022: June: I am invited to present my degree project “One Year” to the international conference on Carceral Geography in December in Melbourne, Australia.
2022: 13th May: My cyanotypes are exhibited at The Cove conservation project exhibition at Lupton House, Torbay.
2022: 2nd – end April: Prison Residency: looking at Victorian women’s prisons with the focus on HM Prison Shepton Mallet.
The sleeve of the album I created for the first part of
my residency: Poems, songs and music from the
women convicts in Shepton Mallet Prison
2022: 5th March to 10th April: My seaweed cyanotype prints are exhibited in the Artisan Collective Gallery in Fleet Street, Torquay.
2022, 15th February: My seaweed on silk project is shortlisted for the Princess Theatre Art Commission.
2022: 7th February: My poem One Year – 2016 is accepted for publication in the online zine of Haus A Rest, an art zine for artists, writers and curators.
2021: 30th July – 31st August: The House of Smalls accepted my image “Acorn Embryo” for a physical and an online exhibition “This Volatile State”.
2021: 2nd July to 1st August: ‘Littoral Zones – the Frontiers Between’, a collaborative project which I undertook with artists Heidi Bergstrom and Ann Rapstoff, will be shown at the Madrid Lacuna Festival.
See the project here: https://youtu.be/GBrcA7asH6w
2021: April 1st: my degree project ‘One Year’ was published by Original Magazine:
2021: March 30th: I was a contributor in the Art.earth.com “High Water” symposium.
2021: March 7th: my poem ‘Spume eddies in a storm’ was published: https://dwelltimepress.wordpress.com/2021/03/07/spume-eddies-in-a-storm-by-anna-goodchild/
2020: June: Finalist in the Association of Photographers Student Award
2019: December: Awarded a First Class Honours pass for Photography by UCA!
2019: July 1st – 12th: I curated my multi-sensory, multi-media solo degree show at The Devonport Guild Hall “Cells”
2018: My work was shown in October at the OCA 30th anniversary group exhibition at the OXO Tower Gallery, London.
2018: I led a team of five of us OCA South West students in organising an exhibition in Bristol for 24 students and tutors. My role was to co-ordinate ideas and lead the curating of the 61 multi-disciplinary pieces, including mine. This experience was invaluable as I prepare for my own exhibition in July 2019.
2017: With two other OCA students, I organised, curated and exhibited in a cross-discipline OCA exhibition in Wellington, Somerset, the work of 21 OCA students and tutors.
2016 – 2018: I organised the OCA SW cross-curricular student monthly meetings led by tutors from different disciplines.
2011– 2020: OCA Photography.
2004: MA in the history of 20th Century art, architecture and design. Falmouth
1973 – 2011: Teaching French, Italian and English to 11 – 18 year olds.
1950 – Born in Rome, Italy, lived in Malawi from 1955- 1961; finished secondary school in Zimbabwe; completed a BA in History and French at the University of Natal, Durban in 1971; completed a UED (Grad) in 1972; completed degree courses in Italian and English literature through UNISA 1975 – 80; completed a post-graduate diploma in translation (UNISA) 1985; taught in Newcastle, Natal, from 1973 – 1987 when I emigrated to the UK.
2019: One Year. Self published.
2018: One Year: Transcending prison walls: The Letters. Blurb.
2017: 75,287,520 + 1. Blurb.
2016: 31 10 20 16. Blurb
2016: 24th June, 2016. Self-produced and printed.
2015: Turkey October – November 2015. Blurb.
2015: Paignton Photographic Club follows F.J.Widgery on Dartmoor.
2013: Nepal and India. Blurb.
2012: Portrait of a machine. Blurb.
2018: OXO Tower, London.
2018: The Island, Bristol.
2017: The Old Brick Workshop, Wellington, Somerset.
2016: Paignton Harbour Sailing club, Paignton. (1 sale)
2013: The Cube, Plymouth University.
2017 & 2018: Curating the 2017 & 2018 OCA SW Student
and Tutor exhibitions in Wellington and Bristol.
2019: A handmade book private commission.
2013: Suzuki motorbike private commission.
2016 :Photo project: The redevelopment of Paignton Harbour for Users of Paignton Harbour.
2015: Through the RPS, I was part of a group of 3 photographers
who documented the streets and buildings of the village of Holbeton,Devon.
1973 – 2011: Teacher of modern languages, and English as first language to 11 – 18 year olds. One of my responsibilities in teaching in the last 5 years prior to retiring was to co-ordinate quarterly meetings for gifted and talented students in Plymouth. From this I realised that students of any age who are gifted in any field flourish in cross-discipline meetings. This formed the basis of my rationale to set up cross-discipline meetings of OCA students in the South West of England.
For the exhibitions and group meetings, I have had to apply for funding from our OCA student association (OCASA).
Another spin-off from our group meetings is that we had a group project involving 5 of us led by 1 member who used it as her AV projection at the 2017 exhibition. In 2018 we had another collaborative sketchbook project for our 2018 exhibition.
2019: Curated my own multi-media and multi-sensory photography degree show.
2017 & 2018: Organising contributors and exhibits, curating and stewarding exhibitions.
2018: OCA Level 3 photography degree final essay: Transcending prison walls.
2004: My MA dissertation: “Iconic structures and Millennium politics” Falmouth.
- To have my own exhibition apart from my degree show.
- To have my work published by a leading photography publisher: Steidl, Dewi Lewis or Thames and Hudson.
- To have my dye designs used to decorate an Illy espresso coffee cup set.