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Show RCA 2019

Amy Austick

Show RCA work

Major project:

Bookmarks, Postcards, LIDL

Growing up I often felt out of sync with the world in subtle and invisible ways, because of my dyspraxia. Interpreting simple instructions has always been difficult and figuring out how to use everyday items, such as a washing machine fills me with anxiety. 

Using familiar and everyday imagery my practice enables me to question certain social expectations and pressures that have been placed upon me. For example, I have always found cooking to be an incredibly confusing and clumsy experience. In my project ,Guilty Pleasures, I interrogate and reimagine the conventional recipe book in a flippant and playful way. 

I am interested in how my work can subtly change its environment and therefore further challenge conventions of how we should navigate and interpret the world. Putting work in an everyday setting means that people can encounter and experience my work in a familiar way.

In many ways the world is shaped for one type of thinker. My work is a personal reaction that exists as an icebreaker to facilitate conversion. 


  • Exhibitions

  • Work in Progress show, Garden House White City, London, 2019; Dance of Life, Church Street Library, London, 2019; The Reader, Tenderbooks, London, 2018; Three Years on, LCB Depot, Leicester, 2016
Royal College of Art