Title: Ironing out the wrinkles
Medium: Corrugated iron, cotton, red satin, iron
Size: 300cm x 60cm x 60cm
Lydiat received her BA with First Class Honours from Sheffield City Polytechnic in 1981 and her MA in Fine Art with Distinction from Manchester Polytechnic in 1982. She was awarded a Henry Moore Fellowship at Birmingham Polytechnic, 1985-'87. Currently she is Senior Lecturer of Fine Art in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at The Nottingham Trent University.
She works in photography, sculpture, and mixed media installation based on autobiography. Her work is published in two monographs: Waiting for the Seventh Wave and Anne Lydiat 1990-96.
Her selected solo exhibitions include: Salt of the Earth, Galerie Medium, Bratislava, 1996; Nomenclature, The Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, 1995/96; Beyond the Shadow, Bonington Gallery, The Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, 1994; The Shadow Carrier, Cleveland Gallery, Middlesborough, 1990/91; Surfaces, The Gallery, Gell Street, Sheffield, 1989; Waiting for the Seventh Wave, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 1987; Picking up the Threads, Midland Art Centre, Birmingham, 1987; and Anne Lydiat - Sculptures, Posterngate Gallery, Hull.