Anna Reading, Tangle Up

Thames-Side Studios Viewing Room

Anna Reading
Tangle Up
Exhibition Dates: 11 September-3 October 2021

Tangle Up comprises a collection of wall-based works by sculptor Anna Reading (Unit 0, Studio 0-102).

Using modified grotto techniques, Reading accumulates materials into (in)hospitable landscapes, populated with imagined life-forms. Taking inspiration from the harsh but abundant ecologies of coastal landscapes, the works appear inhabited by marine accretions. Rooted in experiences of human vulnerability and exposure, her work foregrounds forms of shelter, synthesis and regeneration within the organic world.

Born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK (1987) Reading studied MFA Sculpture at Slade School of Fine Art (2017) and held the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award from 2018-2019. Her recent solo exhibition The Pothole, toured the UK to Standpoint Gallery, London (2019), Cross Lane Projects, Kendal (2019) and Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre (2020). She is currently showing as part of Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer 2021 and has a duo exhibition alongside painter Diane Chappalley entitled The Auguries at Informality Gallery in Henley running 26 August-25 September 2021.

Image: Anna Reading, Super Soaker, wood, plaster, card, shells, gloss paint, putty, 28 x 98 x 12cm, 2020, courtesy the artist

Thames-Side Studios Viewing Room is located on the ground floor of Unit 8.

Entrance to Unit 8 is via The Atrium. Turn left upon entering the main site, walk through The Atrium turning to the left, to find the exhibition located between studios TB-10 and TB-09. For more information email

Viewing Room, Unit 8
Thames-Side Studios
Harrington Way, Warspite Road
Royal Borough of Greenwich
London SE18 5NR