Approved: 21.02.2018

Amanda Jobson

Artist, Community worker, Film-maker, Maker, Project manager, 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".

    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
     

    2020 Present, 

    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.

    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

    Awards:

    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.