Anne Marie’s Creamer, Meeting The Pied Piper in Brasov: A Paper Prologue


The winner of aspex contemporary art gallery’s EMERGENCY6 People’s Choice award is Anne-Marie Creamer who wins a £200 prize. The runner up is Cargo Collective’s Oliver Braid with Kit Poulson in third place.


Creamer currently resides in London and was educated at Middlesex University and the Royal College of Art. Her practice encompasses videos, drawings and paintings; her exploratory and experimental approach to narrative often features stories nested within other stories, forming larger mise-en-abyme structures. She explores ways narrative is embedded in place and her works often centre on the existence of artefacts or chance happenings to which she takes a deliberately oblique approach, often involving others, in developing narratives about what is in the end a missing object.


The People’s Choice award gives exhibition visitors the chance to have their say in aspex’s biennial open-submission competition and is now an integral feature of the competition following Dan Coopey‘s win in 2011. The biennial open submission exhibition EMERGENCY provides emerging artists with an opportunity to bring their work to wider attention and is an essential part of aspex’s programme.


The prize was sponsored by Dack Property Management in nearby Southsea. Peter Dack, owner of Dack Property Management, said: “I was delighted to help aspex and sponsor the ‘People’s Choice’ award. I think it is vital for local businesses to support the burgeoning creative scene in the city, as businesses and people looking to relocate are much more likely to choose an area with a diverse cultural offer than those without”.


Previous winners:
Charlie Tweed (2012)
Kihlberg & Henry (2010)
Cathy Ward & Eric Wright (2008)
Tim Machin (2006)
Susan Collis (2004)