Amy is a praticing artist, researcher and programmer, with specialist knowledge in textiles, film and video, and live performance.
Amy has worked as a tutor on Visual Communication for several years and more recently in Animation and AcrossRCA. She co-devises and develops modules that consider ritual practices, sound, ecology and community.
Amy is currently undertaking a practice-based PhD at Lancaster University.
Amy co-curates the online platform xviix.com; Jewellers, a project space in Morecambe; and collective-iz, an all-female artist collective.
Amy is interested in the interaction between accessible lens-based technology and our surroundings, and how dialogues between human, more-than-human and machine worlds can facilitate alternative understandings.
Amy uses smartphone video, textiles and live performance to communicate ideas of time, place and community. She is interested in the gesture of improvisation, and how the body forms a corresponding relationship between the work and its production across textiles, para-cinema, and video.
RSA Eddie Squires Bursary, 2007
Publications, exhibitions and other outcomes
Ed Payne, S. and Vallance.A. (2021) Letters on Light From Film Talks: 15 Conversations on Experimental Cinema. London: Contact, pp 61-81
collective-iz, (2016) collective-iz in conversation. London:Contact Programme Catalogue, pp 10-19,
collective-iz, (2016) Sequence Magazine, New Artists Film & Video, (Issue 4), pp 6-9, London: no.w.here, (Issue 4), pp 6-9