Through her practice, Amanda Bracken explores colour as a sense perception and the use of colour in cultural value systems. Her broad outlook has included themes of identity politics and cultural divisions and then again, she is 'always seduced by the beauty of the natural world'.
Observing the tangible world, subtle illusionistic drawings offer a starting point for the imaginative and physical possibilities of paint.
Bracken has exhibited her art in London and nationally and was featured in the Telegraph magazine in 2004. Awarded prize winner at Camberwell Open 2015 London.
Selected exhibitions include:
Canvas & Cream Gallery inaugural group exhibition London (2012); Dialogues in America-Latina, Institute of Education London (2012); Creekside Open 2011, selected by Phillida Barlow at APT Gallery Deptford (2011); Parallax Art Fair London (2011);
Drawing Two Hundred, Drawing Room, London (2005); ‘Ida Branson memorial award for MA Exhibition 2004’ at the Atkinson Gallery Somerset.
Bracken has engaged in research and led art projects for Gallery education, including: Serpentine, Estorick Collection, Hayward, and Victoria Miro Galleries. She currently teaches drawing and painting in London.
Training includes an MA in Fine art, Central Saint Martins UAL and Degree in joint Art and Dance, Goldsmiths college London.
MA Fine Art 2003
Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London
B.Hum Joint Art /Dance (Hons) Degree 1984
Goldsmiths College University of London
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Selected Exhibitions include:
31 Celsius 2017
selected by Paul Carey-Kent arts writer and curator
ASC Gallery The Chaplin Centre London SE17 2DG
Camberwell Open 2015 London SE5 Prize winner
America Latina:Dialogues 2012 organized by LAPE Institute of Education London
Canvas and Cream Inaugural Exhibition 2012,
18 London rd Forest Hill SE23
Creekside Open 2011 Selected by Phillida Barlow. APT Gallery Deptford London
Parallax Art Fair- 1st-3rd July, La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, London
Paulo Freire and the Practice of Freedom' Institute of Education UCL London 2010
'Flock Together' Brixton Village Gallery 2010
Cafe Gallery Projects Open 2009 Southwark Park
Blackhorse Lane Open 2009
Art Swap On CDO’s and Double Takes August Art Islington London 2009
Climate Change London 2007
Arts Unwrapped London 2007
Draw-Drawing 2 @ The Foundry 2006
‘East in 2 West’ selected artists from ASC @ 1) Alma Enterprises,Viner st and 2) The Wine Gallery, Chelsea. 2005
‘Drawing Two Hundred’ The Drawing Room Biannual selected artists. 2005
‘Sixty Seconds’ Video screening and installation @ 198 Gallery Hackney 2004?
Ida Branson MA Exhibition 2004’ Selected for ‘The Atkinson Gallery Somerset
‘Souvenir’ Images by artists and photographers @ Transition London E9 2003
‘Touch And Go’ Sixty oblique notations on social chaos and encroaching terror @ Space 44 London E3 2003
‘Mutiny’ at the Bargehouse Oxo Tower Wharf London SE1 2003
‘Video Screening at ‘Hat on Wall’ ASC BAR Clerkenwell 2002
‘Unlock The Red Door’ St Pancras Crypt. Holborn 2002
‘World Tea Party’ Horniman’s Museum. London Biannual 2002
Group Show. Sun & Doves Gallery Camberwell SE5 1999
Bankside Browser organized by Tate Gallery of Modern Art SE1 1999
‘Food’. Sun & Doves Gallery Camberwell SE5 1998
‘Synaestheisia’ Danan Gallery at International House. Piccadilly W1 1997
South London ‘Open’. Sun & Doves Gallery. Camberwell SE5 1997
‘Biochemistry’ Sun & Doves Gallery SE5 1997
PERFORMANCE ‘Colour Wash’ Performance/installation at The Launderette SE5 1997
Garageland Baroque my world issue 2006
The Saturday Telegraph ‘whats New’ March 2004