About ANAart collective
Artists Network Alpujarra (ANA) is a collective of visual artists based in La Alpujarra region of Andalucia, Spain. Founded in 2015, the group initially comprised a small number of artists who wanted to collaborate and raise cultural awareness of contemporary art in their local area. It has since expanded in terms of reputation and numbers, and currently has around 50 members. The group holds a weekly networking event in the market town of Orgiva, where members meet to discuss art, inspire each other and relax in an informal setting. The more experienced artists aim to encourage the newer members along their journey. Since its launch, ANA has staged approximately 10 exhibitions and also runs workshops and tuition groups. Chaired by Emma Plunkett, a Velez de Benaudalla-based artist, the group is run by a seven-strong committee.