Six Responses: Amanda Blake

Six very different artists and creatives have been selected to spend one day each at Oriel Myrddin Gallery considering and responding to the ideas and aesthetics of our current exhibition The Building Project. Come along to the gallery to see what each artist is doing in-situ.

Amanda Blake / Saturday 2 February 10am – 4pm

Amanda Blake lives and works in Pembrokeshire, Wales, and has built her practice around the use of traditional processes in fresco, gesso and natural raw materials in painting to explore ways of questioning and deepening our connection to Nature and the environment, and to issues surrounding Sustainability, Value and Care.

Amanda graduated with an MA Distinction in Fine Art at Cardiff School of Art in 2009 and has spent time living and working in Italy as well as Wales, with a year studying Drawing and Painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence. She is currently Lecturer in Painting at Carmarthen School of Art and has also lectured at Bradford School of Art and Universities of Salford and Plymouth.

Amanda’s response will consider material, form, space and light, weights and residues, value, beauty and worth and how they might speak to us of the necessities, desires, but also the less considered aspects of building, of creating a home, a town, a city… and of what gets left behind.



Amanda Blake – Saturday 2 February

David Jones – Saturday 9 February

Millie Marotta  – Saturday 16 February

Tim Stokes – Saturday 23 February

Ivan Black – Wednesday 6 March

Niall Maxwell (Rural Office for Architecture)  – Monday 11 March



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