Amy Bairstow

Amy Bairstow

Artist / MakerLondon, United Kingdom
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Amy Bairstow

Amy Bairstow

Artist / MakerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Born in Bradford, Amy is an artist working mostly in painting, drawing and printmaking. She has lived and worked in London since graduating from Chelsea Collage of Art in 2015. She uses her work as a way of reimagining colour, perspectives and texture in the everydayness of domestic life. Through exploring the world in this way, she is constantly inspired to look closely and celebrate ordinary objects and spaces. Amy’s distinctive illustration style was recognised when she was selected as ‘emerging talent’ by TexSelect in 2015 – this led to a solo exhibition of her work for Premier Vision in Paris. Following this Amy worked as a print designer for Cosmique Global in New Delhi where she worked closely with local crafts people to transform her drawings into textile products for clients. Her interior print collection was bought by Oliver Bonas and stocked & sold in outlets throughout the UK. Since then, her work has continued to develop and take on ambitious creative avenues with a particular focus on expanding into public spaces. Recent projects include making an installation for Brainchild Festival 2019 where she painted giant fabric walls in the form of a ‘sun shelter’; working as an art director for LGBQ+ ‘Into the Mirror 2019’ and designing and painting a mural for The Ritzy Cinema, Picturehouse Brixton 2020. Amy currently freelances from her studio in south east London. Please get in touch for collaborations and connections: a.bairstow4@hotmail.com
Projects
  • Cosmique Global - Textile Designer
    Cosmique Global - Textile Designer- After exhibiting at Premier Vision I was selected to work as a textile designer in New Delhi Cosmique Global -Independently developed interior design collections to sell at international textile fairs -Sold prints to Oliver Bonas
  • Brainchild Festival - Artist
    Brainchild Festival - Artist- I was selected to design, create and build an installation for Brainchild Festival 2019 - Hand painted, reversible fabric panels were used as wall dividers and created a lively backdrop and place to chill
  • What About Me? - Art Director
    What About Me? - Art DirectorArt Direction for fashion film
  • Chelsea College Of Art - Graduate Show - Artist
    Chelsea College Of Art - Graduate Show - Artist- I created an interactive wall for the public to interact and play with - Giant, hand screen printed, reversible, magnetic shapes could be re arranged, tried on and put back together like a giant jigsaw puzzle
  • Into the Mirror - Art Director
    Into the Mirror - Art DirectorArt Direction for feature film Into The Mirror
  • There's Still A Life In Me - Chelsea College of Art
    There's Still A Life In Me - Chelsea College of ArtPart of a series of GIF's made to exhibit at Chelsea College of Art
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Work history
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    Art Consultant and SpecialistArtworks Education
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    - Independently facilitating and running weekly art workshops in painting, printing, textiles, scultpure and community art with primary school children - Supporting teachers and senior leaders with art curriculum, planning and individual skills -Working in variety of schools as an artist in residency to consult on art curriculum, transforming learning environments and large scale, whole school art projects
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    Artist and makerBrainchild Festival
     - Lewes, United KingdomFreelance
    - Pitched, designed, made and installed own art work to exhibit at Brainchild Festival 2019. - Created a colourful seated sun shelter for public to interact with, sit in and enjoy
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Skills
  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Screen Printing
  • Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premier Pro
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • Immersive Design
Education
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    Textile Design (print PlusChelsea College of Art and Design
     - London, United Kingdom
    i specialised in print design where I gained skills in screen printing, digital prints, dying colours and 3D building. I went on in my final year to focus on art direction and styling where I created a stop motion shoot for an interactive textiles art piece.