"Amanda blazes the community Art Trail"
"Wonderfully crafted, inspirational pieces of work"
"Lovely mixture of work - stunning mosaic art"
2014 : (Jan-April) Artist in Residence at The William Hoagrth School, Chiswick (May) Memorial Mosaic for The Lauren Daisy Fund (May-June) The E17 Art Trail (Sept-Dec) Artist in Residence at St Mary's Primary School, Stoke Newington _____________________________________________________________________________
2013 : (Jan-May) We created a ceramic birds exhibition, a community garden and four 'endangered species' mosaics, for Stoneyown Park Primary School, E17, funded by Awards for All. (June) A 60th Anniversary mosaic for Honilands Primary School in Enfield (May-Oct) We devised & produced a film documentary project celebrating the creative work of William Morris funded by "All Our Stories" Heritage Lottery and also created a Morris themed Peacock Mosaic. (Oct-Dec) Mosaic Signage & a Memorial Mosaic for The Park Hut & Friends of Stoneydown Park, E17
2012 : I developed a series of wildlife art projects for East London Schools, working closely with The Bumblebee Conservation Society, the RSPB and The Wildlife Trust. Our "Wild Things" mosaic won 1st Prize Winner in a National Art Award, presented by the Minister for Environment, at Battersea Arts Centre London in May. Featured artist at the Guardian's Big Draw event.
2011 : I worked on a series of therapeutic arts projects with the British Cardiac Patients Association-Lincoln, culminating in an exhibition of photographs & a mosaic being installed at the Heart Clinic, Lincoln County Hospital. I also won a commission in partnership with PING ! London to design & paint a table-tennis table for Kings Place & the staff at the Guardian & Indpendendent had some highly compettive games on it before it was donated to a children's charity for ongoing use.
2009/10 : The 'New Horizons Community Project' in partnership with UNICEF, The Big Lottery & St Mary & St Pancras CE Primary School, Camden. Involving over 750 people in the local community, it was highly commended by The Deputy School Commisioner. There was a celebratory launch event in July 2010, opened by the Actor & Strictly Come Dancing Star, Scott Maslen. And in November the school hosted a special visit by Her Majesty the Queen, taking in the children's achievements.