Annabel McCourt

Artist

I am an international contemporary artist from Grimsby. My work ranges from lens-based gritty social-realism, through to installation art, moving image and architectural interventions inspired by fact, folklore & legend.
After many years working as a journalist, community arts leader, and founder of award-winning creative company Cut Ltd., I have spent the last three years working as a professional artist and presented major commissions for Hull City of Culture, The Usher Gallery and Scarborough Art Gallery. In recent years my work has become more ambitious and technically complex.
I was selected and supported by The British Council to present my acclaimed Electric Fence installation at Dak’Art the 13th Biennial of Contemporary African Art, Senegal accompanied by a performance by Kenyan born artist Wanja Kimani. In 2018 two of my films were presented at International Project III AMNUA, Art Museum of Nánjīng, China. In the past three years I have received major funding from The British Council, Arts Council England, Hull City of Culture, University of Hull and the St Hugh’s Foundation for the Arts.
CUT LTD.
Director of award-winning creative company Cut Ltd. 2007 – present: Managing all projects including funding awards from: Arts Council, IntoFilm, First Light, MediaBox, UK Film Council/RIFE, FilmNation:Shorts, Creative Partnerships, UNITAS etc. Cut’s work has featured as a case study for best-practice on numerous occasions, including ‘This is Yorkshire’ – Screen Yorkshire’s promotional brochure and ENYAN’s (English National Youth Arts Network) ‘Youth Arts Transforms Lives – FACT’ Campaign.