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Artwork for Amanda Attfield

Leaf Bowl (large)

Brush Pot

Bastet (Cat Goddess)

Hyena in Petticoats

Sunset from Hegdon Hill

Lamp shade

Lamp shade

Leaf bowl (small)


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How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

My work reflects the world I live in - geographic, natural, evolutionary, psychological, emotional, social. My work is usually driven by issues, topics or themes, for example a short film about the impact of the pandemic on female creatives during lockdown; a tall ceramic & textile figure called "Hyena in Petticoats" represented issues regarding women's equality. Much of my work reflects the beauty and fragility of the landscape, and issues with the anthropocene era - humanity's negative impact on the planet (e.g. plastic pollution, climate change). I am interested in the concept that nothing lasts, nothing is finished, nothing is perfect.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

I hope my work connects with people, that it underlines the need to respect and look after the world we live in (both people and planet).

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I practice in mixed media, in 3D and 2D, selecting a medium depending on the subject or theme.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I work in a variety of media in both 2D and 3D. I use acrylics, oils, bioresin, fabrics, yarn, weaving, and clay (mostly air dry clay as I don't have a kiln). Sometimes I combine these and other materials (e.g. metal/wood) to make a piece.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Diploma in Art and Design (Distinction) Hereford College of Arts 2019. HCA Art and Design Progress Award 2019. Participating artist and poet for the “Wildflower Meadows” collaborative project, exhibition & book (Herefordshire Wildlife Trust and Apple Store Gallery) 2019-21. Created "Turn Up the Volume", a short film in collaboration with Helen Loy involving 14 other artists, for "In the Frame" - an International Women's Day 2021 on-line exhibition; also shown at the Borderlines Film Festival. Member of Framework Herefordshire. Member of The Ford Collective. "The Unity of Small Things", a collaborative textile piece in the Grayson Perry Tapestry Exhibition at the Hereford Art Gallery & Museum Oct-Dec 2021. Participating artist annually in the Hereford Open & Framework Exhibition (Courtyard, Hereford), and “Postcards from Life”, in aid of St Michael's Hospice. Exhibited work during 2020, 2021 at the Made in the Marches Gallery, Kington and the Apple Store Gallery, Hereford. Work also available for sale via Tobias James Art and Framing, Hereford. Poetry published in various small presses and anthologies including Scintilla, Navis, The Rialto. Long listed for the National Poetry Competition 2017. Published novel “Living with Julia”. b. 1959. BA Hons Russian, University of London (SSEES) 1982. Former Director of Human Resources & Organisational Development, in public, private, independent and voluntary sectors.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Herefordshire Open and Framework Exhibition, The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford 2021.
"Into the Summer Meadows", HWT Visitors Centre, Birches Farm 2021, and the Apple Store Gallery, Hereford.
"Into the Midsummer Meadows", Made in the Marches Gallery, 2021.
"In the Frame", on-line exhibition in aid of Refuge, for International Women's Day. 2021.
Grayson Perry Tapestries exhibition, Community Art section, Art Gallery & Museum, Hereford 2021.
"Ice Age", Hereford Art Galley & Museum. 2020
h-Art 2020 on line.
"Into the Meadows", Apple Store Gallery, Hereford 2020.
"Spice", Made in the Marches Gallery, Kington. 2020.
"Framework Herefordshire", Apple Store Gallery, Hereford. 2020

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

The Apple Store Gallery, Hereford
Tobias James, Art & Framing, Hereford
Made in the Marches Gallery, Kington

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