Approved: 21.02.2018

Amanda Jobson

Artist, Arts development worker, Community worker, Maker, Researcher

Approved: 21.02.2018

"Our own journeys are interconnected to our sense of place.  Our true selves are being challenged with the ongoing social, economic and environmental changes in front of us".

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      Artist Statement

      "Our own journeys are interconnected to our sense of place.  Our true selves are being challenged with the ongoing social, economic and environmental changes in front of us".

      Exploring the artist performer , connecting with the public on nature

      Using photography, video, performance activism, the process is based on our natural landscape, ecology and science, connecting universal perspectives.

        In 2020 I signed up to the Culture Declares Emergency pledge collaborating with artists, bring about change  inform, through art culture and collective activism.




      CV & Education

      C.V: Amanda Jobson
      B: London, UK

      Lives & works East Sussex

      At Present: A Generous Space - Hastings Contemporary art gallery. TheArtist Support Pledge is enabling selected artists to exhibit one piece of art for  in Hastings Contemporary and  for sale via instagram Each sale all under £200 can support artists during these difficult unstable times. Sun & Sea 2021 is being exhibited as part of this initiative, till April 2022

      Tree of Life exhibition with 50 local artists curated by Colin Booth showing Of Land and Sea artworks x (2) original photographs, (54 x 45cm) from a limited edition of (6) at Electro Studios Project Space at Seaside Road, St Leonards on Sea till 26th September 21.

      September 2021: Newhaven Open Art Call: curated by Ian Dawson shown artwork from series Of Land and Sea.

      August 2021: Vacant Space Project , month long residency in Priory meadow Shopping Centre, Hastings - De Terra Marique - Of Land and Sea - Exploring the performance activist. Collaborating with a permaculturist gardner, creative practitioner, and talking with the public: asking questions, on beach pollution, beach cleans.  Collective actions on sewage spillages along our coastline, wheres our kelp? and is this a climate crisis or what!? 

       April 2021 Green Shoots of Spring a community partnership project working on a micro gardening residency in Speckled Wood, directing weekly videos output online and making new photographic work to coincide with the project. Supported by The National Lottery Community Partnership with Anna Locke permaculturist.


      Vacant Space Residency making a series of collaborative responses to nature, with our local community firstly with a vision of nature my work, seeds of nature, cameraless artworks supported by Axis Web, with Axisweb artists AT Priory Meadow Shopping centre, Hastings.

      Natural Beauty,  Selected for Hastings Open 2020, August - January 2021 at Hastings Art Gallery & Museum.

      The Cuckoo Trail Book, First book on an NHS Mental Health Victorian Asylum, published by Silverhill Press, 2020

      2019: Selected Exhibitions

      'Confluence', Responding to climate change, AT Safehouse 1 & 2 in Peckham, London.

      People & Place, New works on cloth, AT The Observer Building, Cambridge Road, Hastings

      Constructed Geographies, Touring Exhibition, Colonnade House, Worthing,

      Constructed Geographies, Hastings Arts Forum, Hastings

      Constructed Geographies, Onca Gallery Brighton.

      2018:Selected Exhibitions

      Artist in Residence, Discovering ancient histories, a woman from Africa living in Eastbourne during Roman time, At Devonshire Collective, on Beachy Head to Birling Gap, Eastbourne

      Constructed Geographies, Panel Talk with Heritage Eastbourne, At DC1 Collective, Eastbourne

      Women in Photrography, Because We Can, with Shutter Hub, Festival Pil'ours, France. 

      If We Were Houses, Large Scale piece, Curated by Helen Scalway, 5th Base Gallery, London.

      Borders, Target Practice, with Shutter hub, Bridewell Institute London.

      2017: Selected Exhibitions

      Open Salon, Target Practice 2, Rye Creative Centre, East Sussex.

      Target Practice, DC1, Eastbourne.

      Sussex Open17, Target Practice 1, selected by Richard Billingham, Towner Gallery.

      Habitat with Miniclick, Target Practice, Format Photography Festival, Derby.

      2016: Selected Exhibitions

      National Open Art Winner 2016, Treasured Memories, Mercers Hall, London.

       National Open Art Winner 2016, Treasured Memories, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester.

      Art Car Boot Fair, Treasured Memories, AT The Stade, Rockanore Hastings.

      2015: Selected Exhibitions

      Collage Invasion, Love Rocks photo collage, AT The Old Observer Building, Hastings. 

      2014:Selected Exhibitions

      Extraordinary Times Film, Photography and text, Women in their 90's, AT Jerwood Gallery, & Hastings Museum

      Frames of Mind, Photography & Painting montage, Mental Health Matters, AT Towner Gallery, Eastbourne

      2013: Selected Exhibitions

      Community project with LGBTQ Finding Ourselves, practitioner using photography, At St Mary’s in the Castle, Hastings, E. Sussex

      Community Project, Hidden Youth Xtrax young people, For Brighton Photo Fringe 2013, in Hastings, At Hastings Museum & Art Gallery

      2011: Selected Exhibitions

      Creative Partnerships, An Artist in residence with schools, introducing new ways of seeing to young people, Hastings, Sussex

      2009: Solo show, Interiors Fishermen’s Winch Huts, AT WPS Gallery, curated by Professor Val Williams, Hastings.

      2008: Julia, Free Range Truman Brewery, London.

      2008: Julia, MAD @P3 Gallery, Marylebone, London.

      Education & Training
      2008: Batchelor Arts Photography, University of Westminster

      1986: Apprentice, Universal Pictorial Press London


      2018 Residency: DC1 Collective, The Beachy Head Lady, Sussex Downs, Eastbourne

      2016 National Open Art Award: Treasured Memories.

      Commissioned Works: Constructed Geographies Touring Exhibition, Arts Council England

      Collections: London, Chichester, Hastings, Scotland, France, Germany & Hong Kong.