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Antipodean Adventures… #trendchch blog!

To read my blog click here. November 2014 saw me pack away my studio for a while and fly to New Zealand to explore the cultural offer of 'Quake City', Christchurch (ChCh) in New Zealand.  Here, I would settle into an antipodean way of life, finding the balance between work and play I had yet to experience in ...

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‘Just Grazing @HOME’

Residency, 2015, Installation & Engagement, fostered by Life in Vacant Spaces, Christchurch, New Zealand. Read about it here. For my New Zealand story, and residency ideas click here. To coincide with the demolition of our home in Christchurch, and to fill the gap before the rebuild, I felt it only natural to ...

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The Sketchbook Project 2015

All about 'Quake City'... This was made to accompany my explorations of Christchurch, New Zealand.  For the full, online project click here. ...

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Creative Colony

  Creative Colony emerged to unite the city’s creative community and materialised in the form of a template pop-up exhibition platform created by a cohort of artists and students desperate to raise the profile of the city’s future creative entrepreneurs, and keen to produce a legacy for future artist students ...

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Retro dining…

With  thanks to Munch, in Hadleigh for their enthusiasm and support.  Placement of art work is a considered entity, with change of meaning possible with each new stage.  Here, I was able to take on more of a stylist role, siting my work as a focal point, to bring balance to the retro interior - My work created a middle ...

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‘Boxed’

Based on ‘unstructured play’, this workshop provides children of all ages/parents with the tools to create what their imagination leads them to.  The activity is designed to encourage parent-child teamwork but allows for the parents to step back and let the children take the lead on what to make where appropriate.  ...

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Studio 19 – The Collective Leigh Art Trail Show 2014

                      Studio 19 invited me to showcase my Leigh Art Trail collection within their studio gallery in a collective show that married a diverse range of media, and matter together in a bold incubator of differing ...

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Leigh Art Trail 2014 – Animate, Coordinate & Collaborate!

This year saw me take on a diverse range of roles for the Leigh Art Trail, as I aimed to get to know my new home-town a little (or a lot) better: Coordinating the educational activities, marketing, collaborating with many creative minds and being welcomed to undertake the task of being a Director of the Leigh Art Trail was a ...

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@Clerkenwell Design Week

                    The Hive Artists were invited to create interactive ‘live’ works within Wagstaff Interiors during the 2014 Clerkenwell Design Week: in reality a bunch of ‘fine artists’ were asked to liven up what is otherwise a ...

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@Creative Colony – POP UP!

  A special mention goes to my sculptor friend, Alexandra Harley who so kindly donated her work to this exhibition and has worked tirelessly to support the execution of this project.  Check out her cool blog. With thanks, also, to Chelmsford College, and all the staff/students, and new-found ...

Art of the 5 Senses – Collective Exhibition, Chelmsford

As part of the recent 'Sensation Festival', I was invited to exhibit in a collective exhibition at the Ideas Hub.  With an overall theme of the 5 senses, I decided to focus upon the theme of 'Sensory Overload' when curating my collection. This series of works explores the relationship between the written word and ...

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‘Organic Booth’ – Sensation Festival, Chelmsford 2013

“Local artist, Amy Mountney transforms the urban telephone box into a tantalising organic experiment to set taste buds racing and encourage you to consider the value of the 'smelly' in decision making.  Will you leave smelling of roses or savoury savvy?” The idea was to take the sense of smell and look to ...