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Amanda Duke - Mixed Media and Textile Artist
Since studying Fine Art BA (Hons) at Goldsmiths College and a PGCE at Brighton University I have led creative departments and taught Art in local secondary schools. I now make my own work and love to run workshops for adults.
I work instinctively and in response to my surroundings and experiences which include the natural and urban environment and my travels. Whilst working in series I will usually produce works in paper and mixed media side by side with works in textile media. I find this really helps my thought process and enables me to switch between works allowing 'time out' and 'time in' with each outcome. I am Inspired by many artists, everyday experiences and environments, friends and family. During the current Covid 19 epidemic I (like many) have found much to question and reflect upon. Key messages from our recent lockdown experience play on my mind and emerge in a set of paper and stitch collages.
Art and Textile Workshops
I run courses for adults at Sussex Prairie Garden, Amberley Chalk Pits Museum and at home. I also travel to teach groups in their usual studios and meet up places. Please contact me for further details.
Shibori Tie Dye (Indigo)
Fabric Printing (Block printing)
Fabric Collage and Stitch
Mixed Media - Exploring Colour
Eco-print and Natural Dye processes
Paper, print and mixed media journal
Fabric, print, stitch journal
One to one tuition
2014 Steyning Grammar School Heritage Quilts -
2017 Wilton Park Textile (Wilton Park is an executive agency for the foreign and commonwealth
office based in West Sussex
2016-17 Sussex Prairie Garden Artist in Residence
2018 -2019 Steyning So and Sews 'Sense of Place'. Community Textile group exhibition.
Shoreham Art Gallery
2019 - 2020 Steyning So and Sews East Clayton Care Farm Textile.
ongoing Adult Art and Textile courses, talks and private tuition
Shoreham Art Gallery Artis
Team Leader, Edexcel A level Art and Design, all titles
Consultancy to schools Art and Design. Leading and managing teams and curriculum
2018 - 2020 Head of Art and Photography Hurstpierpoint College
2014 - 2018 Introduction of the new specification to 6th form A level. Steyning Grammar School
1999 - 2014 Faculty Leader Creative and Performing Arts Steyning Grammar School
1982 - 1999 Art Teacher and Head of Art at various secondary schools in Somerset, Kent and Sussex