Abigail was awarded the BMW art journey prize at Art Basel in 2016, and undertook a five month journey to Lost Libraries along the Silk Road which you can read about in her own words here. You can read more about this journey here, and in her book, which details her experience of the libraries and was published by Hatje Cantz in December 2017, and is widely available.
Images from her recent exhibition at PEER in London can be seen on the gallery website. Abigail produced a limited edition print to support the PEER program. In October 2017 Abigail was commissioned by Tate St Ives to create a live work, we beat the bounds, to celebrate the opening of TSI2.
A short film of Abigail talking about ‘Tol’, a sculpture which describes her relationship to Penwith, is available here , and a podcast record of her all night coast to coast walk on the summer solstice for Groundwork can be heard here.
Abigail has been based in St Just in Penwith since 2005. She studied English Literature at St Catherine’s College, Oxford and subsequently an MA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College London. She has received two major awards from Arts Council England to create film works; the first in 2015 to make ‘The Mother’s Bones’ with St Keverne Band, shot in Dean Quarry on the Lizard Peninsula, the second to create ‘Lost Libraries’ a philosophical and emotional refection on the former libraries that she visited along the Silk Road. She has work in the Government Art Collection, Yale University Art Gallery, New York Public Library and many private collections.