Sunday, 13 March 2011
Glasgow based artist currently on committee of Transmission gallery
Amelia Bywater is a New Zealand artist now based in Glasgow, and has recently completed the MFA at the Glasgow School of Art. Her practice is multi-disciplinary including sculpture, collage and film and often aims to emphasise relationships between objects and moments while creating new associations and interconnections between the composite elements within her studio. Through sculptural combinations of found and made objects and images her practice concentrates on finding analogous connections between the various materials she uses in a process of translation that can be readily aligned with the conceptual and combinational nature of collage.
With consideration to acts of making and the effects of the artist’s gesture and activity on the objects, her work often deals with ideas of significance and permanence, while an underlying interest in conventions of visual perception allows for the consideration of alternative modes of seeing.