Amanda Randall United Kingdom
I’m a sculptor, silversmith and environmental artist with a wealth of experience of working in the public realm. Please visit my website: amandarandalldesign.co.uk
My environmental artworks engage the head, the hand and the heart of the viewer, with new viewpoints, interactive structures, vibrant colour schemes, shapes, patterns and textures echoing the surrounding environment.
When working in the public realm my ambition is protect ecosystems and promote positive relationships between humans and our environment through the medium of art and design. I’m driven to make powerful, beautiful objects and places which enrich people’s lives. I’m keen to use my experience to improve the ecology of social spaces, and to help people to access the therapeutic benefits of art and nature.
My sculptures, vessels and paintings use stone, silver, copper, steel, paper, wood and found objects, often combined together. I am a passionate advocate for the therapeutic power of touch and making. My work is intended to be felt and explored.
When undertaking commissions, private or public, I see the outcome as a collaboration between myself and my client.
Please copy and paste this link for a new movie of my lockdown stonecarving 'Germ.' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAxhf3LCRvw&feature=youtu.be
Please visit https://www.instagram.com/amandarandallsculpture/ to see my stonecarving working process, and https://www.instagram.com/amandarandalldrawings/ to see my paintings and drawings.
Here's a link to an interview with the Goldsmiths' Centre about my silversmithing work: https://www.goldsmiths-centre.org/news/news-hammerclub-2019-interview-amanda-randall/
Projects and exhibitions
Nature on the Line
30/11/2020 — ongoing
‘Nature on the line’ is a contemporary sculpture and drawing project about grief, rage and hope. Travelling by bicycle to locations along the route of HS2 in Warwickshire, I am creating an elegy for the ecosystems destroyed with drawings and biomorphic sculptures made from clay and local stone. I will also lead a series of socially...[Read more]
Artspace Studios online shop pilot project – selected artist
01/05/2020 — 27/08/2020
I was selected to design a limited edition enamel brooch to be sold exclusively through the Artspace online shop. The enamelled brooch features a remodelled and expressive interpretation of John Piper’s baptistry window in Coventry Cathedral. Irregular in shape, with a striking black brass background and glowing, multi-coloured enamel...[Read more]
|Artspace online shop, Coventry||Details|
a-n artists bursary professional development award
01/04/2020 — ongoing
In 2020 I was awarded a professional development award by a-n , the Artists Information Company, to undertake training in Silversmithing with Adrian Hope in Scotland. I spent a fabulous few days in Peebles learning how to use wooden mallets and stakes to create silver vessels using 'Dutch raising,' a process I hope to incorporate into my...[Read more]
‘The Story of Water’ residency in Special Schools, for Coventry City of Culture and the Thames Festival Trust (schools activities postponed due to Covid 19)
01/03/2020 — 27/11/2020
The Thames Festival Trust and Coventry City of Culture Trust commissioned me to work with children at five special schools in Coventry to produce digital banners for display in London and Coventry. The workshops were completed both in person and remotely due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
|Special Schools in Coventry, Coventry||Details|
‘Time Creation. ’
06/03/2016 — 28/10/2016
Temporary sculptural installations responding to the historic building and themes of time and change. Supported by a family trail. For Sutton Council.
|Honeywood Museum, London Borough of Sutton||Details|
'Objects from a landscape.'
01/09/2013 — 30/09/2013
A solo, retrospective exhibition of my assemblage wall reliefs from the last decade.
|Putney Arts Theatre, London||Details|
'Five a Day,’
07/01/2002 — 09/09/2002
Permanent public artworks for Asda supermarkets and Crawley Borough Council
|Asda supermarket, Crawley||Details|
Garden and paving design, seats, sculptures and railings. for Cranbury Square, Southampton. For Southampton City Council. Winner of a Civic Trust Award.
01/01/1999 — 30/12/2000
A collaboration with the community of Singh Sabha Gurdwara to remodel their garden. With paving features, planting, sculptural seats, stone and wood carvings, fencing and play sculptures. Metal fabrication by Richard Bent and Saraj Guha. For Southampton City Council. Winner of a Civic Trust Award.
|Cranbury Square, Southampton||Details|
Upnor Castle, Kent – year long residency and site specific exhibition for
01/01/1999 — 30/12/1999
A year long residency and exhibition responding to the historic building and the environment of the Medway Towns. For South East Arts and Medway Council.
|Upnor Castle, Rochester, Kent||Details|
‘Pride of Place.’
01/01/1995 — 30/12/2000
A series of collaborations with rural communities, celebrating local distinctiveness. For Kent County Council, Groundwork Medway Swale and Cliffe Parish Council.
|Cliffe, Cliffe Woods and Hucking villages, Kent||Details|
Fforest Fawr all ability access trail
01/01/1995 — 30/12/1996
Access features, sculptural seating and viewpoint artwork for the visually handicapped. For Forest Enterprise and the Fieldfare Trust.
|Fforest Fawr, South Wales, Cardiff||Details|