Amelia Barratt


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Year 2020
Medium Indian ink and screen print on bamboo paper
Dimensions 29.8 x 21.2 cm

About the work

This is part of a series of performance drawings, working with the fly or gnat as a kind of understudy. These small life forms contain the energy of something much bigger.

About the artist:

Born 1989 Reading, Amelia Barratt lives and works in London. Graduated from Glasgow School of Art (2011); and MFA Slade School of Art, London (2016).

Barratt works across text, performance, painting and printmaking. Paintings and works on paper are made alongside a fictive writing practice, which uses the diary and the monologue as forms within live performance to explore an interest in the voice, archive, satire, storytelling and still life. Barratt’s live, vocal works often invite collaborations from other artists such as painters, musicians and actors.

Selected performances include Closing performance for Gabriella Boyd: For days, Seventeen, London (2020); Flop to the Floor, Live Art Development Agency, London (2019); Museum Lates: Night London Council Radio, The Museum of London, London (2018); Tall Tales From An Artist-Led Space, Cubitt Gallery, London (2018); Glasgow International 2018: Old Hair, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow (2018); Closing performance for Milly Peck: Pressure Head, Assembly Point, London (2018); and This can only be thought of as a monologue within a dialogue (programmed by Suzanne Van der Lingen and Claire Walsh), ECA, Edinburgh (2017). Selected group exhibitions include Artists I Steal From, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London (2019); The Dark Wood, Transition Gallery, London (2017); All Day Breakfast: Selected Works on Paper, Reading International (2017); and The Small Press Project, University College London, London (2016)

Commissions include the 8th Outset Study Commission, Annotations II, Drawing Room (2020).

← Phyllida Barlow

Untitled, sunwind, 2021

Anna Barriball →

Study for Fade (pink to yellow)

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