Annabel McCourt


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.
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.