ARTWORK BY AMY ASH
25th August to 4th October 2016
Amy Ash is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice incorporates curatorial projects, teaching and learning, installation, collage, illustration and other forms of making.
Originally from New Brunswick, Canada, Ash holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mount Allison University (CA) and a Bachelor of Education from the University of New Brunswick (CA). Her work understands personal and cultural cosmologies and lore as notions formed by the connectivity of memory, object, value, place, experience and their respective truths and fictions. She has exhibited and curated programmes in Canada, Japan and the UK. Recently, she completed a thematic residency, Truth Lies and Lore, at the Banff Centre for the Arts, for which she was awarded a bursary from the Peter McKendrick Endowment Fund for Visual Artists.
Amy's practice flows between curatorial projects, teaching and learning, installation and other forms of making.
Throughout her practice, she sees the construction and regeneration of personal and cultural cosmologies and lore as an outcome of the intersections and overlaps between experience, memory, value, hearsay, place and object. Playful interventions and experiments stem from these ideas to tease the collective memory and question or confuse common associations and truths, encouraging new meaning to be created.