Amy Winstanley

Amy Winstanley
Fine Art – MA // Sandberg Instituut

‘My practice involves painting and writing. I am using the immediacy of paint, the action of painting itself, as a process to take a hold of one’s own perceptions of the world, be it at a conscious and/or subconscious level. I am interested in the continual flux of everything, the potentiality of everything to be something else entirely, that is reflected within painting itself. I look at humanity’s relationship to “nature” and the enmeshment of all things on multi-scalar levels. I am researching post-human feminist thinking of interconnectedness through water, ways of thinking ecologically, and looking at perspectives of scale through geological “deep-time” and how this all places doubt of what we know of as our bodies within space and time. Within this I am looking at my own personal experiences of love, loss, of my relationship to the ‘natural world’, and through looking at these existential and spiritual questions in tandem with the mundane, with light-heartedness and a degree of humour’.


Artworks

Untitled

Oil on canvas
45 x 50 cm
£450

Night Doubt

Oil on canvas
36 x 41 cm
£400


Exhibitions

2005
360 Degrees and Rising, graduation show, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh.
RSA Student Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.

2006
Kirkcudbright Arts Festival, Kirkcudbright.

2007
ESSA Postcard Exhibition, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.

2009
Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.

2010
Wanderings I, solo exhibition, John Muir Birthplace Trust, Dunbar.
Taking a Line, John Muir Birthplace Trust, Dunbar.
Aspect Prize Exhibition, Paisley Art Institute, Paisley.
Spring Fling Open Studios, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.

2011
Wanderings II, solo exhibition, John Muir Birthplace Trust, Dunbar.
Contrasts, Lunardi Gallery, Ceres, Fife.
One Touch of Nature: Makes All Kin, John Muir Birthplace Trust, Dunbar.
Herring Road, Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington.

2012
Amy Winstanley, Paintings, solo exhibition, Hung Gallery, Inverness.
Art in Advent, Recoat Gallery, Glasgow.
Group Show, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow.
Spring Fling Open Studios, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.

2013
Visual Arts Award Retrospective Exhibition, John Gray Centre, Haddington.
Little Wonders, Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright.

2014
Detritus and Other Stories, solo exhibition, iota Gallery, Glasgow.
D&G Out, James Harvey Gallery, London.
Gee-i-ota, iota Gallery, Glasgow.
Spring Fling at Home, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.

2015
Interconnections, solo exhibition, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.
Spring Fling Rural Mural, various locations, Dumfries and Galloway.
Members Show, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.

2016
Inscapes, solo exhibition, &Collective Gallery, Bridge of Allen.
LIMINAL, Cupar Arts Festival, Cupar.
You Want The Moon, Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh.

2017
Every word left unspoken during the exhibition is the title, Neverneverland, De Punt, Amsterdam, NL.
Surge, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh.

2018
Fugue Lounge, Neverneverland, De Punt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
A_E M E T, Radion, Amsterdam, NL.

2019
Festival of Choices, Graduation group show, Zone2Source Het Glazen Huis, Amstel Park, Amsterdam, NL.
Torpor / A Bliss / A Slump, Staircase Haarlmmerweg 613, Amsterdam, NL.

Upcoming
Doubt, solo exhibition, Lunchtime Gallery, Glasgow.
Title to be confirmed, Stallan-Brand, Glasgow.
To All Our Absent Dialogues, Warbling Collective, London.
Publication launch of writing with artist collective, Neverneverland, De Punt, Amsterdam, NL.
Sluijter Prize exhibition, KunstRai, Amsterdam, NL.

Residencies

2014
Sweeny’s Bothy, November artist residency, The Bothy Project, Isle of Eigg.

Awards

2010
Visual Arts Award, Creative Scotland and East Lothian Council.

2011
Shortlisted for the JD Fergusson Gallery Award

2012
Shortlisted for the JD Fergusson Travel Award

2014
The Hope Scott Trust Award
Visual Arts Award, Creative Scotland and Dumfries and Galloway Council.

2018
Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award

2019
Nominated for the Sluijters Prize in painting

Other Experience

Artists Talks

2010
D&G Fine Arts Society, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.

2014
‘In conversation with Amy Winstanley and Patti Lean’, James Harvey Gallery, London.

2015
Upland symposium, Dumfries and Galloway College, Dumfries.

2016
The Bothy Project residency, Stove Network, Dumfries.


Memberships

2010 – present
AN – Artist Information Company

2012 – 2017
Upland CIC, arts organisation, Dumfries & Galloway.

2014 – 2016
Dumfries & Galloway Chamber of Arts

2014 – 2015
Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.


Misc.

2011
Co-curator of “One Touch of Nature: Makes All Kin” at the John Muir Birthplace Trust, Dunbar.

2012
On the selection panel for Young Artist Bursary Award for Spring Fling

2013
On the selection panel for the participation in Spring Fling Open Studios

2014
On the selection panel for the artist in residence at Wigtown Book Festival

2016
Chair of Upland CIC, arts organisation, Dumfries & Galloway.