Formation Level

January 4th, 2019

I am pleased to announce my first large scale solo exhibition in a public art gallery at Aspex, Portsmouth. You would be very welcome at the exhibition preview on Thursday 17 January from 6 – 8pm. The exhibition runs from  18 January – 24 March.

A former civil engineer, artist/film-maker Amanda brings her technical expertise to an exploration of the materials, companies and individuals that make and maintain the roads we all use.

In the exhibition Formation Level Amanda uses experimental documentary techniques to record the processes and hidden narratives of the labour and materials embedded in our roads, including the manufacture of road sweepers.

The exhibition will also comprise material from Amanda’s own archive of her time as a civil engineer, including photographs, diagrams and other ephemera.

Director of Aspex, Joanne Bushnell said:

“We first started working with Amanda on the development of this show when she won our South Central award in 2014. We have valued the opportunity to work closely with her for many years, supporting her ongoing professional development. It’s been great to see other opportunities such as the Photoworks/HOUSE commission come her way, and to see her practice grow from strength to strength.”

Find the Gallery: Aspex, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, PO1 3BF.  Click here for additional guidance on travel.

Jerwood Open Forest

January 14th, 2014

Photo: thisistomorrow.info

The inaugural Jerwood Open Forest exhibition examines art in the environment and what it has the potential to be in its broadest definition. This unique, multisensory exhibition of new work charts the five selected projects over a six-month period of research and development.

Juan delGado, Adam James, Amanda Loomes, artist duo Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt) and Chris Watson collaborating with producer Iain Pate, have expanded on the concept of their ambitious proposals, engaging with forest sites across England. In doing so the artists have produced exciting new bodies of work comprising sculpture, film, audio, and performance.

 

Spoil and Fill

January 2nd, 2014

I am delighted to announce that I have secured funding from Arts Council England for my project Spoil and Fill. Spoil and Fill is a moving image project, installation and pop up book that will be exhibited at Studio 1:1 in London in April 2014. The project revolves around the repeated demolition of a building that I reconstructed after it was destroyed by the IRA Bishopsgate bombing in 1993. The project will engage the construction industry and use my own archive material and footage from the London Screen Study Collection. I am really looking forward to working with writer Charmian Griffin and artist Marenka Gabeler, along with mentoring by Karen Mirza, co-founder of no.w.here.

Jerwood Open Forest

July 1st, 2013

I am delighted to be one of five artists selected for Jerwood Open Forest, a six-month research and development period supported by Jerwood Visual Arts (JVA) and Forestry Commission England.

I am going to be working with the foresters, developing the project ‘Post’.

The research process will culminate in a curated exhibition at Jerwood Visual Arts in January 2014.

Jerwood Visual Arts

Jerwood Open Forest

On my behalf: Self-Portraits from The London Group

September 16th, 2012

Emergency5

October 10th, 2011

I have been selected for EMERGENCY5 at aspex gallery, Portsmouth.

Exhibition open 22 October 2011 – 8 January 2012

EMERGENCY5

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The London Group Open 2011

October 6th, 2011

The London Group Open 2011

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Th’Owd Towser Show

May 6th, 2011

‘Looking for a reason’ shown in an exhibition curated by Alice Bradshaw & Vanessa Haley.

Holmfirth Arts Festival

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