Photo by Alex Thorpe-Bishop

Photo by Alex Thorpe-Bishop


Anna Macleod is a visual artist and independent researcher based in Leitrim, Ireland.

Her work mediates complex ideas associated with contemporary, historical and cultural readings of place through a variety of methods, strategies and processes. She employs quasi-scientific methods, interdisciplinary collaboration, performance and socially engaged activism to critique contemporary landscapes and to build metaphoric spaces for re-imagining the future. 

‘Water Conversations’ is the umbrella term for an ongoing series of projects in progress since 2007. Articulated as a series of actions, small sculptures, posters, drawings and public interventions, the project explores the complex interstices between landscape, science and technology, culture and geopolitics. The collaborative aspect of the work has led to working partnerships with artists, scientists, cultural geographers, activists, engineers and local historians.

Anna Macleod is a former lecturer and Programme Chair of the Fine Art programme at Dublin Institute of Technology and completed a Masters in Visual Art Practices, through the Institute of design, Art & Technology, IDAT, Ireland in 2009.