Artwork for Amanda Attfield
Sky from Hegdon Hill
My work reflects the world I live in - geographic, natural, evolutionary, psychological, emotional, social. Much of my work reflects the beauty and fragility of the landscape, particularly the local 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. I sometimes produce work in response to issues or themes, for example "Industrial Pastorale" exhibition in 2022; a collaborative short film for Borderlines 2021 about the impact of the pandemic on female creatives during lockdown; a tall ceramic & textile figure "Hyena in Petticoats" representing issues regarding women's equality for International Women's Day.
I hope my work connects with people, that underlines the need to respect and look after the world we live in (both people and planet).
Mixed media artist. I work in oils, acrylics (2D) and bioresin, ADC, mixed media (3D); the medium I use depends on the subject or theme.
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.
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. "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. Took part in Herefordshire Wildlife Trust exhibitions at the Made in the Marches Gallery, Kington and the Apple Store Gallery, Hereford in 2021, and the 2022 Industrial Pastorale exhibition at the Made in the Marches Gallery . Work occasionally available for sale via Tobias James Art and Framing, Hereford. Secured funding for and led on the publication of "Into the Meadows" for the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust Birches Farm Meadows project 2020-21. Poetry published in various small presses and anthologies including Scintilla, Navis, The Rialto. Long listed for the National Poetry Competition 2017.
Industrial Pastorale, Made in the Marches Gallery, Kington 2022.
Christmas Delights, Apple Store Gallery, Hereford 2022.
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 -2023 on line h-art.org.uk
"Into the Meadows", Apple Store Gallery, Hereford 2020.
"Spice", Made in the Marches Gallery, Kington. 2020.
"Framework Herefordshire", Apple Store Gallery, Hereford. 2020
The Apple Store Gallery, Hereford
Tobias James, Art & Framing, Hereford
Made in the Marches Gallery, Kington