I was lucky enough to witness the production ‘We’re still here’ at the National Theatre Wales. The performance was truly breathtaking and awe-inspiring; shadows of history shouting defiantly from their unemployed graves. The production in its entirety was emotive […]
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Ever more entering the Thoughts and Selves and Beings of the Forest, and what captured on the images of the daring entry in to the Adolpho Ducke Reserve. That was an amazing, organically enchanting evening time hike through the jungle, […]
October will see me utilise this blog for documenting, describing and assessing my Orchard Square artist’s residency. We’re just over a week in and I feel as though I have began to assert my creative integrity within the space. It has become […]
I am Amy-Lou Matthews and I am currently one of the artists on the six month graduate residency at AirSpace. I am in full swing into my second month on the residency with two exhibitions coming up in the next […]
October will see me utilise this blog for documenting, describing and assessing my Orchard Square artist’s residency. We’re just over a week in and I feel as though I have began to assert my creative integrity within the space. As every day […]
Press days. They always seem like a great idea when you agree to them. They’re frequently a great idea afterwards too. The reality of them are that they can be the most stressful bit of any project. If you think […]
It’s been just over one month since I began a six month graduate residency at Airspace Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent. It’s been busy: finding a temporary home, moving into the studio, becoming familiar with new surroundings, and picking up my practice […]
October will see me utilise this blog for documenting, describing and assessing my Orchard Square artist’s residency. The residency affords me one month housed in what is nominally a retail unit in the heart of Sheffield city centre. Positioned in […]
From:October 24, 2017
To:October 29, 2017
Location:South West England
After a few weeks at home I’ve come back to Orkney to collect my exhibition from the Kirkwall Museum and give some talks to schools and the college. It feels like coming to my other home. Down south I miss […]
A couple of years ago I undertook a period of professional development myself. It’s always good to stop and look at what you’re doing and think about where you want to go next. It was a very valuable experience and […]
From Monterrey, I travelled to Oaxaca in the south of the country to meet with Daniel Brena director of CASA. http://www.casa.oaxaca.gob.mx/wp/ Sitting up in the hills in Oaxaca, CASA is a stunning building, the evidence of it’s history as […]
My aims in travelling to Mexico were to develop Conceal, working towards a publication including this project alongside two other bodies of work. I also wanted to share learning practice with organisations in these 3 locations and increase my international experience and […]
Funded by the A-N travel bursary 2017, I was able to return to Mexico to strengthen and develop connections with galleries, museums and individuals, widen my understanding of working internationally, and develop my ongoing body of work Conceal with the aim of publishing it.
Venue:The Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery
From:October 02, 2017
To:October 28, 2017
Location:South East England
Here are the recollections of the day two of the Labverde program in the Amazon, Brazil. Distilling the rich experience of the very first day in the Amazon, on the second day, it felt so very special and dream like […]
I set out with good intentions to write regular posts throughout this project and find I am lacking in this regard. I can make excuses such as juggling 4 school runs a day, then school holidays, 3 […]
Here is a recolection of the day one of the Labverde program and the beginning of the love for the place and its ambience. With understandably tired mind, and the biological clock slightly out of balance (I have arrived in […]
This blog will be documenting my time during the Graduate Residency within AirSpace Gallery.
The Experimental Studio is now inviting applications for the fifth round residency.
I have always dreamt about visiting the Amazon Rainforest, and the idea of having an opportunity for artistic engagement with such landscape had a dream like quality. For quite a while, I have been interested in the indigenous knowledges and […]
This blog is to record recollections of my experience and research in Brazil.
This last week at Stiwdio Maelor will from a basis of collecting further surface castings in Corris; these will form a series of development and research for a new body of work. Since beginning this residency my work has developed […]
The works during this residency have developed into a ‘series’ based on Corris and has therefore become a site-specific development of a new body of work. I’ve began to investigate spatial relationships between the organic and industry; using casting processes […]
After a recent visit to Berlin, I had the opportunity to see works by Joseph Beuys Das Kapital Raum 1970 – 1977 at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum fur Gegenwart including his film and performance works as video documentation and […]