I’ve exhibited my work nationally and accept commissions.
I teach mosaic as part of the creative workshop programme in The Studios, Union Road, New Mills.
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.
Trained in printmaking at Hull (BA in Fine Art, 1991) Exhibitions; London, Liverpool, Derbyshire, Holland, I like to draw from life.
I try to draw what I see in front of me in the simplest way possible.
Local scenes. Commissions accepted
The Studios also provides affordable work and project space for artists and also offers a full rolling programme of fine art workshops covering a wide variety of subjects.
The Studios also provides affordable work and project space for artists.
The Studios also offers a full rolling programme of fine art workshops covering a wide variety of subjects.
The gallery works in partnership with artists to co-curate group exhibitions and live events. It is an experimental space promoting different approaches to presentation and most importantly engaging diverse audiences with quality contemporary art. From performance to interactive events and new to established international artists.
Workshops are facilitated by artists from across the UK and range across short drop-in, intensive master-class courses run over several weeks and residential weekend courses. Longer courses often end with a short exhibition of students’ work, which is open to the public.
Workshops are held in our large, light and airy gallery space. Flooded with sunlight in the daytime, the space also has high specification daylight lighting for evening sessions. Numbers of participants to each workshop are kept low to ensure close tuition.
As an organisation based in a small, semi-rural town in North Derbyshire we are also aware of the vast potential of showing work outside of a gallery environment as a way of introducing contemporary art to new audiences.