Amanda Westbury

Amanda WestburyAmanda graduated from the Chelsea College of Arts with a BA(Hons) in Public Art and Design. Her work is primarily in the public realm, with an interest in how communities and people communicate with these spaces.

She is attracted to the interaction between people and the built/natural environment, with an interest in how you can use art to humanise a public space or building, or as a tool for discussion. Public engagement or consultation is a significant part of her practice.

Amanda’s work is often project-based, in partnership with schools, local authorities, youth groups, regeneration programmes, health authorities, community groups, museums and environmental spaces. Amanda is interested in using narrative, memory and mapping in her work.

Recently her work has led to her collaborative and creative working with carers and dementia patients. Her studio practice is at Gatehouse Arts, where she is also the programme coordinator for the studios and gallery. Her ceramic work explores contrasts in texture and materials and maps connections between place and narrative; it regularly features at The Tudor House Gallery in Sawbridgeworth.

Other aspects of her practice include educational work at The Gibberd Gallery where she is also a Silver Arts Award Advisor.

Currently, she is working in an arts partnership with artist Elaine Tribley as RichTea Projects: www.richteaprojects.co.uk

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