Amanda Whewell – artist
Amanda Whewell BA(Hons) Creative Practice – Embroidery.
Working with pre-used textiles I produce thought-provoking art of my own and also within group projects. I investigate through deconstruction and reconstruction and record and analyse the process. The familiarity of the materials makes the work accessible and evocative whilst the demolition process hints at the uncanny. Inspiration for my work can often come from secrets that are hidden within the fabrics. I like to make and remake to produce evolving artwork.
My work explores issues concerning environmental, economic and social sustainability and often refers to memories contained within or triggered by the fabrics. I use traditional skills with a contemporary approach.
My studio is at New Mills School Business and Enterprise College where I am artist in residence. I am also resident artist at Godley Community Primary School in Tameside. I create and deliver workshops for primary and secondary schools working with both children and staff. The emphasis is on enjoying creativity and boosting confidence whilst crossing into other areas of the curriculum for inspiration. I also work on community arts projects.