Amanda Bracken – Drawing and Colour

A Kind of Bliss



To coincide with A KIND OF BLISS exhibition

A six-session project led by artist Amanda Bracken, inspired by A Kind of Bliss exhibition and her own practice.  Pupils from Whitmore Primary School visited THE DRAWING ROOM exhibition and Amanda conducted five practical workshops at the school, culminating in ambitious works created by pupils in teams of two.
Funded by The Ernest Cook Trust and supported by Space Studios Mentoring Scheme.

Amanda Bracken builds fragile sculptures from found objects such as china tea cups. These tangible objects then become the subject of subtle, illusionistic drawings. Unifying themes include colour, lightness and weight, movement and stillness. She is interested in drawing as a process of control and repetition and painting in its most fluid and gravity laden anti-control.Bracken has researched and lead many art projects for Gallery education in London Including Serpentine Gallery, Estorick Collection, Hayward, and Victoria Miro Gallery.