Annie Whiles

Staff details

Position Lecturer In Textiles / Art
Department Art
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Phone +44 (0)20 7919 7171
Annie Whiles

Annie Whiles works with art as a suspect activity. She is involved in a relationship with a representational language that aims to form a tension between what we might know intuitively and how we might conduct ourselves as contemporary artists and audiences.

She works closely with pictorial devices, to allow for a humorous exchange between the quotidian and the miraculous, between soviet realism and surrealism. She is interested in who magic belongs to, as a kind of cultural lost property. Her work refers to an emblematic language, ceremonial, ritualistic and social artefacts of affiliation in the form of woodcarving, hand embroidery, drawing and film. 

Academic qualifications

  • 2000 M.A. Fine Art Goldsmiths College 
  • 1991 B.A. Hons Sculpture, Wimbledon School of Art, London


Annie served as a lecturer in Fine Art at Goldsmiths for nine years. She previously lectured for Camberwell School of Art's BA Drawing programme, and served as a turor at Nottingham Trent University and Hertfordshire University in BA Fine Art and Scultpure Foundation.

Professional projects

Annie's work has been featured in solo shows at Danielle Arnaud Gallery, Regent Street, Peckham Cinema and Cable Street Gallery in London, as well as in group exhibitions at Collective Gallery in Edinburgh, the Compton Verney 2007 Braziers International Artists Workshop and exhibition, and galleries across London including Camberwell Space, Standpoint Gallery, Museum of Garden History and Voltaire. 



Publications and research outputs


Whiles, Annie. 2025. working title 'Doorway Guardians'. United Kingdom.

Whiles, Annie. 2020. The Listening Thing. In: "The Listening Thing", Matt's Gallery, London, United Kingdom, 24 September - 31 October 2020.

Whiles, Annie. 2018. Moondog. In: "Moondog", Danielle Arnaud Contemporary art, United Kingdom, 9th November - 9th December 2018.

Whiles, Annie; Jones, Alison and Walsh, Bernard. 2012. Invitation. In: "Invitation", York College Gallery, United Kingdom, 10th January-9th February 2012.

Whiles, Annie. 2011. Beggars Belief. In: "Beggars Belief", Danielle Arnaud, London, United Kingdom, 8th April-15th May 2011.

Jones, Alison; Whiles, Annie and Walsh, Bernard. 2011. Invitation. In: "Invitation", York College Gallery, United Kingdom, 10/01/2012 - 9/02/2012.

Freee, Freee; Whiles, Annie; David, Jo; House, Rachel; Kenning, Dean; Cobb, Nicholas; Robbins, Freddie; Cloth, Jay; Wayman, Mark; Kwan, Gayle Chong; Bishop, Mark (J. M.) ; Harrison, Ellie and Socialist Choir, Strawberry thieves. 2009. The Peckham Experiment. In: "The Peckham Experiment", Camberwell Space, Camberwell College of Art, United Kingdom, 28th September-7th November 2009.

Whiles, Annie; Bunuel, Luis; Dali, Salvador; Prouvost, Laure; Blandy, David; Wolbers, Saskia Olde; Colboune, Louise; Lye, Len; Emin, Tracy; Rist, Pipilotti; Forsyth, Iain; Pollard, Jane; Helliwell, Tim; Cave, Nick and Le Grice, Malcolm. 2008. Latitude 2012 Big Screen Film Gallery. In: "Latitude Big Screen and Film Gallery 2012", Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Southwold, United Kingdom, 13-15th July 2012.

Whiles, Annie and Pearson, Mark. 2008. United We Fall. In: "United We fall", Standpoint Gallery, United Kingdom, 23 May 2008-21 June 2008.

Whiles, Annie; Harrison, Antonia and Young, James. 2008. The Fabric of Myth. In: "Fabric of Myth", Compton Verney, United Kingdom, 21 June-7 September 2008.

Whiles, Annie. 2007. SOLO EXHIBITION CUCKOO. In: "SOLO EXHIBITION CUCKOO", Danielle Arnaud Gallery Kennington, 3/9/2007 - 10/15/2007.

Whiles, Annie. 2006. METROPOLIS RISE: NEW ART FROM LONDON. In: "METROPOLIS RISE: NEW ART FROM LONDON", CQL Design Centre,200060 Shanghai and Dashanzi 798 Art District, Chaoyang, Beijing, 4/30/2006 - 5/14/2006.

Whiles, Annie. 2005. CLOUD AND VISION. In: "Cloud and vision", Museum of Garden History, Lambeth, 7/10/2005 - 9/5/2005.

Whiles, Annie. 2004. Marks in space. In: "Marks in space", Usher Gallery, Lincoln, 6/8/2004 - 10/15/2004.

Exhibition Catalogue

MacDonald, Fiona; Whiles, Annie; Pilkington, Cathie and Ashton, Sean. 2015. Thirteen Blackbirds Look at a Man.

Artist's Book

Whiles, Annie. 2020. Lets Not Talk About It.

Whiles, Annie. 2015. One of The Gapers.

Art Object

Whiles, Annie. 2008. Contemporary Textiles, the Fabric of Fine Art.


Whiles, Annie; Perou, P and Pilkington, Cathie. 2016. interview in EDICT magazine. EDICT(3), pp. 6-16.

Edited Book

Whiles, Annie and Pearson, Mark, eds. 2008. United We Fall. UWF. ISBN 978-0956016409