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.
The Gallery is an Independent Artist Cooperative selling contemporary art and craft made in the High Peak to suit all budgets. A lovely open space across two floors, displaying original art, contemporary jewellery, ceramics, fused glass, textiles, wood, cards and gifts. The artists and makers staff the gallery themselves, hang all the artwork and change the work on view every few weeks to fit the seasons.
The Gallery is a Covid Secure space, with strict hygiene and social distancing measures in place. Sandwiched between an excellent bookshop and sewing shop in the cultural quarter of New Mills, we are always happy to welcome new browsers and visitors to our bright and colourful Gallery.
You’ll find The Gallery 12 High Street, New Mills SK22 4AL 01663 309039
Opening hours October 2020 Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10.00 – 4.00pm
November 2020 onward Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10.00- 4.00pm
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
creating beautiful art using up-cycled materials.
Peak Design Creations is a one-woman operation. I am a wood artist creating gifts from up-cycled materials. Based in the Peak District, I use my beautiful surroundings to inspire creations that people of all ages will love.
Looking after the environment is important to me and my brand hence why I wanted to base PDC around up-cycling, knowing and caring where my materials come from.
Small is good. Individual is good. It’s just me and that’s ok. Making a small number of pieces, each with love, care and attention to detail – from the first piece of wood carved to the last bit of varnishing. My two hands do everything. I like that my smallness means that I can be personal and personable in all that I do. I am small (I am actually, I’m only 5.2”) I am friendly and I care.