Hey there and happy new year!
I cannot believe it's been so long since I wrote to you last. Things have been busy in Amy HQ, with lots of workshops to plan and deliver.
I have been working on our Mobile Print project, with Anna Haydock-Wilson and Spike Print Studio since October. We have been cycling into the community and creating with young carers, refugees and asylum seekers. Our partners for this project include the Carers Support Centre, Imayla, Borderlands, The Refugee Women of Bristol and the Refugee Festival. Many of the workshops have now occurred, but I still have the pleasure of working with young carers until mid March and a few more sessions with some refugee groups. It has been wonderful to be working in real life with people once more - something that I have desperately missed over these covid-times.
I have also been continuing to work for the Royal West of England Academy with their Light and Inspiration project. My role of Freelance artist for the RWA has taken me to Southmead and Hartcliffe, working within Bristol Community Link centres. I have been engaging those with learning and physical difficulties, autism, alzheimer's and the elderly with print techniques. We have explored the ancient art of takuhon (the original 3D printmaking!), monoprint, collograph and large-scale textile art. The fruits of their labour will be exhibited at the RWA, once it reopens following a refit, in April 2022.
Please see below for some of the work created via our Mobile Print Project with these wonderful people!
I'll be in touch soon with more news - promise!
Until then, I'm sending hugs and hand soap x