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.

In The Dark

December 4th, 2018

I will be showing a new short film ‘Momento Mori for a Television‘ in this exhibition with The London Group – curated by Genetic Moo.

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Surrey Unearthed Screening

October 10th, 2018

I will be screening my films’ Persistent Place’ and ‘Whole’ on the 11th October, 6 – 8pm at Titsey Place, Oxted, RH8 0SA. Details and booking at Surrey Unearthed

 

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The London Group at St Ives

August 10th, 2018

Exhibition opens 8-29 September 2018, Monday-Saturday 10-5.30

The Penwith Gallery, Back Road West, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1NL

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Surrey Unearthed

June 10th, 2018

Surrey Unearthed is a programme of ten linked projects exploring the natural materials beneath our feet through sculpture, installation, film, and writing. This exhibition will feature work by Amanda Loomes, Ackroyd & Harvey, Jonathan Parsons, Mary Branson, Jane Ponsford, Walter Bailey, Alison Carlier, Steven Edwards, Bryn Hallett and Amie Rai.

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Oriel Davies Open 2018

May 25th, 2018

I am delighted that my works ‘Prime’, ‘Work on canvas #1’ and ‘Work on canvas #2’ have been selected for Oriel Davies Open 2018.

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ODO18 Selectors: Sacha Craddock, writer and curator; Jane Simpson, artist and Director Galerie Simpson; Matthew Collings, Artist, Writer, critic and broadcaster; Steffan Jones-Hughes, Director, Oriel Davies and Alex Boyd Jones Curator, Oriel Davies. The five selectors worked hard to choose what they consider to be the most original and engaging work from hundreds of entries from all over the world.

Exhibiting Artists:
Alice Briggs, Savinder Bual, Nicola Dale, Shona Davies, Katharine Fry, David Garner, Henriette Heimdal, Nicholas Holmes, Bruce Ingram, Cecile Johnson Soliz, Jack Kettlewell, Jon Klein, Dinu Li, Bethan Lloyd Worthington, Gweni Llwyd, Amanda Loomes, Garry Loughlin, Rachel Magdeburg, Myles Mansfield, Myken McDowell, Nicholas McLeod, Dave Monaghan, J.A. Nicholls, Judith Rees, Lizi Sanchez, Louise Short, Nada Velickovic, Alice Walter

Altered States – Waterloo Festival

May 25th, 2018

I will be showing ‘Self Portrait ’08’ in Altered States as part of the Waterloo Festival – June 11th – 18th 2018, Daily Mon – Sat 1 – 8pm and Sun 12 – 6pm, St John’s Crypt, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8TY. PV Monday 11th June 6 – 9pm.

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Surrey Unearthed

March 27th, 2018

Work has started on Surrey Unearthed and I am enjoying working with everyone at the sandpits at Oxted and Bletchingly.

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Supporting Material

September 11th, 2017

The Opening Reception of Supporting Material is on 14th September 5 – 7pm at the Herbert Read Gallery, University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury. All welcome.

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Spiky Black now live

July 6th, 2017

Spiky Black opened in Chalkwell Park on the 14th June 2017. The audio work can be heard at www.netpark.zone. Enjoy!

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