Using photography, video and cameraless work, my process is based on our natural landscape, ecology and science, connecting universal perspectives.
I've been a volunteer community gardner in a woodland. I feel more than ever people are reconnecting to nature and that it is important to consider our natural environment, where we come from and how we live, supporting nature, humanity, sharing a regenerative approach to our practice as artists, makers, thinkers collaborating together for real social change together.
CV & Education
C.V: Amanda Jobson
B: London, UK
Lives & works Hastings
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 with Axisweb artists AT Priory Meadow Shopping centre, Hastings.
I'm now collaborating to make another installation surrounding our climate emergency with the cancelled Climate Summit in Scotland due to take place in November we are installing artworks in this space a precursor of ideas, warnings, regenerative, to enable the public and local cultural organisations to take note, form new alliances at this pivotal time in history.
Natural Beauty, Selected for Hastings Open 2020, August - January 2021 at Hastings Art Gallery & Museum.
The Cuckoo Trail Book, published by Silverhill Press available, 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.
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.
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.