Amy Pennington

Amy Pennington

Amy Pennington makes work that uses humour to connect human experiences and socio-political issues. They use everyday materials and accessible processes to challenge the binaries of ‘high and low art’, often using queer mechanisms such as campness or satire Amymakes drawings, books, DIY film and improvised performance. In their work, familiarity and accessibility are political strategies to spark a conversation, which soon reaches more complex terrain.

The foundation of Amy’s practice is people: working collaboratively, as participants or co-creators, often in everyday spaces including hairdressers, care homes, parks or a factory. Each project follows the process of developing relationships with people and places that means the final work and how or where it is shown is born out of that specific context. Underlying these works is the question of who gets to express themselves, share their experiences and under what terms.

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