1979-1980 Nottingham Trent University : Art Foundation.
1980-1983 University of the West of England, Bristol: BA (Hons).
1983-1985 Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent: MA.(Design)
1987-1988 Goldsmiths College, London University: Art Teacher Training (PGCE).
2014-2015 Art In Action Demonstrator / Exhibitor, Waterperry, Oxford.
2013 Opened Goat Street Gallery, St Davids, Pembrokeshire, West Wales
Workshop and Exhibition, Website www.goatstreetgallery.co.uk.
2011-2013 Twenty Twenty Gallery / St Davids Studio Gallery, Pembrokeshire, West Wales
2010 Amanda Wright Textiles/Dan Wright Ceramics: St.Davids Cathedral refectory
2009 Amanda Wright Textiles/Dan Wright Ceramics: Brook Street Gallery, Hay on Wye
2008 Amanda Wright Textiles/Dan Wright Ceramics: St.Davids Cathedral refectory
2005 Staffordshire Artists Open Exhibition: City Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.
2002 Stoke on Trent Open Art Exhibition: City Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.
Staffordshire Artists: Lichfield Arts Festival, Lichfield Cathedral.
2001 Staffordshire Art Teachers Exhibition: Oddfellows Hall, Stafford.
1998 Stoke on Trent Open Art Exhibition: City Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.
1996 Independent Textiles Makers Group: The Tamworth Art Centre, Tamworth.
The Gateway Gallery: Shrewsbury, Independent Textiles Makers Group
1995-1996 Made in the Middle Touring Exhibition: (1) Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham, during
Nov/Dec, (2) Wolverhampton Art Gallery, during Jan/Feb, (3) Stoke-on-Trent City
Art Gallery, during March/April (1 week Artist in residence placement during the
1995 Amanda Wright Textiles: Harrogate Exhibition Halls, Harrogate.
Summer Open Exhibition: City Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, (Webberley prize winner).
Amanda Wright Textiles; West Midlands Arts Reception, Birmingham.
1984-1994 Crafts Council Touring Exhibition: (Exhibited at (1) Bilston Art Gallery,
Wolverhampton, (2) The Brew House Arts Centre, Burton-on-Trent, Staffs).
Amanda Wright Textiles: Hungry Horse Gallery, Birmingham.
Amanda Wright Textiles: Oxford Gallery, Oxford.
Amanda Wright Textiles: Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales.
Open Art Exhibition: Castle Museum, Nottingham, (prize winner).
Amanda Wright Textiles: Rufford Crafts Centre, Nottingham.
2013-2017 Since opening The Goat Street Gallery, I am commissioned on a regular basis
by individuals for a range of work and subject matter, such as buildings, birds, fish,
hangings and large framed pieces.
2015 St Davids Cathedral, North Transept, Caradog, West Wales.
2013 Prism: Drug Addiction Centre, Haverfordwest, West Wales.
2012 Keith Griffiths, Hong Kong.
2010-2012 Retreats Group, Roch Castle, Commissioned to make three large hangings.
Books and Periodicals
Work appearing in :
Patterns and Border Book, published by Anaya press.
Ecclesiastical Textiles Book, Search press/Burns and Oats.
Crafts, Nov/Dec (1996)
Crafts, Jan/Feb (1996)
Having studied ceramics at Bristol and Staffordshire, I discovered my passion for surface pattern. I went on to developed a more focused approach to exploring my favoured imagery in a variety of two dimensional media especially textiles.
My influences have evolved from personal experiences and the wealth of exhibitions and visual resources I have been exposed to and more recently the natural world. My own style has always reflected a love of naive, colourful, decorative arts. When travelling I have always sought to find the essence of local arts and crafts with the hope of experiencing the magic and history of that area. I feel the way I now work is similar to how I started out but relates to different life experiences collected along the way.
I am generally very positive about life and enjoy exploring themes of courtship, motherhood, feeding and snippets of day-to day life. These images are presented using pattern and colour which express aspects of my world that I find hopeful, tender, sometimes humorous and often domestic.
My embroidery is hand stitched using a simple chain stitch with coloured yarns onto a quilted cotton surface. For me the characteristics of line and texture, colour and weight conveyed through these small linear stitches expresses a quality differently from any other media or technique. Hand stitching is an obsession for me. It's like its own world: the excitement, the commitment, the intense involvement and of course the realisation.
Amanda Wright Profile
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