Amy Leung

Amy Leung devised a series of ROCK PAPER SCISSORS afterschool sessions that explored body and space through mark-making, mapping and walking. A group of local children documented journeys they knew, remembering different places through playful and experimental drawing activities. For example, children made ‘box drawings’ by putting pastels into a cardboard box lined with paper and shaking the box whilst on a walk around the block. When they got back to the Drawing Room, they opened the box to reveal a page of dots, dashes and colours as a document of their route!

Amy Leung continued to investigate these themes, using the Family Studio events to play with lines, journeys and locations with children and their parents. Projection was used in the Drawing Room Library to beam maps and marks onto the walls, making a largescale work of the area.

Amy Leung works across drawing, sculpture and participation to explore politicised themes of touch, care, joy, hidden histories and personal narratives. She currently investigating alternative pedagogical models through an MA in Art and Design in Education, University College London. Exhibitions and residencies include: Arctic, La Wayaka Current, Norway, 2018; AltMFA, Guest Projects, London 2018; We Are Here: British BME Women, London School of Economics Library, 2018; If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Roaming Projects, 2018; States of Flux, ArtLicks Weekend, 2016; Squashing Vibes, The Peckham Pelican, 2016. Through her participatory practice she has worked with children, families, neurodiverse audiences and young people through projects at Towner Eastbourne, South London Gallery, MK Gallery and is artist-in-residence at Harris Girls Academy.

Thanks to all involved:

Afterschool club children

Akhera Williams, Workshop Assistant, Drawing Room

Amy Leung, Artist

Misty Ingham, Learning Curator Maternity Cover, Drawing Room

Sheyamali Sudesh, Learning Coordinator, Drawing Room