Anya Gallaccio

Texts by Jan van Adrichem, Norman Bryson, Briony Fer, Lucía Sanromán and a conversation between the artist and Clarrie Wallis
Ridinghouse 2013
£28  |  $49.95

29.4 × 24.5 cm  |  11 5/8 × 9 5/8 in
256 pp, over 200 colour ill
ISBN: 978 1 905464 60 9

Anya Gallaccio’s ephemeral installations and sculptures over her 20-year career use nature’s uncertain qualities to embrace new forms and question contemporary society.

British installation artist Anya Gallaccio works largely with natural materials – typically flowers, trees, sugar and salt – to create often site-specific installations which focus on the decomposition and transformation of the work itself.


This monograph comprehensively catalogues the artist’s work over her 20-year career span. Alongside a full-colour plate section, the publication features a conversation between the artist and Clarrie Wallis, as well as new texts by Lucia Sanroman, who investigates the role of the landscape in Gallaccio’s work; Norman Bryson who analyses the notion of ‘psychic fantasy’ in the installation blessed (1999); Briony Fer who discusses the artist’s use of natural light and earth; and Jan van Adrichem who looks at Gallaccio’s move into bronze casts.

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