Royal London 2012
Dabrowska sculptures are based on the shapes and architecture of the old Royal London Hospital. These tiny jewel-like constructions are made from scraps of packaging, photos and found material. The drawings which form part of her installation, refer to images found in and around the local area and reflect the vibrancy of the street life of Whitechapel. These drawings are intentionally sparse and restrained, whilst the sculptures are dense and richly layered, demonstrating the artist's facility for improvised creativity. By bringing in traces of the old hospital, the artwork celebrates the Royal London Hospital's transition into its new building.
Anka Dabrowska was born in 1979, Warsaw, Poland and gained a BA and then an MA in Fine Arts from University of Northumbria in 2003. Since graduating she has exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally.