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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.

  • Monoprinting

  • Shibori Tie Dye (Indigo)

  • Slow Stitching

  • 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

 

Community  

2014                   Steyning Grammar School Heritage Quilts  - 

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdqCK9Hjs-o

2017                   Wilton Park Textile (Wilton Park is an executive agency for the foreign and commonwealth

                            office based in West Sussex 

                           https://www.wiltonpark.org.uk/

 2016-17             Sussex Prairie Garden Artist in Residence  

                           https://www.sussexprairies.co.uk/

2018 -2019        Steyning So and Sews 'Sense of Place'. Community Textile group exhibition.

                            Shoreham Art Gallery

                            https://www.shorehamgallery.co.uk/

2019 - 2020       Steyning So and Sews East Clayton Care Farm Textile. 

Worklife 

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