Amanda Wallwork

Amanda Wallwork


Artist and Curator CV


2014/17: Ongoing research projects

The Colour of Time: Investigating geological mapping systems

Deep Time: Expressing geological timescales

Mapping the Ridgeway: Revealing the lost sites of this significant archaeological area

Time Walking: Walking the old ways, exploring ancient tracks and byways determined by the geology of an area.


2016/17: South Dorset Ridgeway 

Work relating to the archaeology and geology of the South Dorset Ridgeway commissioned by the South Dorset Ridgeway partnership, funded by HLF and ACE:

Lighting up the Ridgeway – interactive light box showing visible and ‘lost’ barrow sites

Chart of Invisibility – Map of round barrow sites re -imagined as a 1940’s constellation chart

Field Guide and set of walking maps

2015: Step in Stone

Commission for work relating to the geology of the Mendips for Step in Stone Project, installed in quarries and at the Black Swan:

Deep Time Portals – large scale outdoor map of quarries in Mendip area

Geo Code Specimens – Cabinet of geological colour codes

Deep Time Geo Magnets – Display of fridge magnets based on 16 different microscopic scans of the 4 main rock types of the Mendips

Stories of Deep Time – Cabinet of research

444 Million Years – A real time colour code for Eastern Mendip

2009 – 2012: Mapping The Jurassic Coast – part of Jurassic Coast Arts Programme

Investigating the archaeology and geology of the Dorset & East Devon coastline. A collaboration with artist Jeremy Gardiner. Supported by Arts Council England research grant. First stage work exhibited a linear panoramic installation of painted panels mapping strategic archaeological sites and underlying geologies of the coastline plus associated research material. Mapping the Jurassic Coast was exhibited: 2009 Dorset County Museum, Dorchester; Bournemouth University, Atrium Gallery and Black Swan Arts, Frome; 2010 Lyme Regis as part of the Fossil Festival.

Second phase work continuing the exploration of the coastline in more detail involved large scale multiple block works focusing on the physicality of the coastal geology – accompanied by large format monoprints by Jeremy Gardiner. Coast Unearthed was exhibited: 2012 Allsop Gallery, Bridport Arts Centre and featured as part of the Earth Festival – a 2012 Cultural Olympiad project.

2007 – 2013: Lost Ways – The Tinners Way

Tracing the route of a lost trackway in West Penwith, Cornwall. Work exhibited: 2007 Art First, Cork Street, London. Solo show; 2008 Brewhouse, Taunton, Journeyland. 2009 Belgrave St Ives ‘Lost Ways’ Solo show. 2010 Gurnards Head, Zennor ‘Land Marks’

2008: Art & Archaeology – Study Gallery of Modern Art, Poole.

Exhibition with artist Brian Graham and accompanying seminar with artists and archaeologists.

2006: Marks in Time – Black Swan, Frome

Arts Council England supported project working with artists Michael Fairfax and Jacy Wall. Three artists comparing process and the influence of time in the concept and making of work.

2003/4: Haunt – part of the Timeline Project at Sherborne House

Artist in Residence responding to the history of the 18th century Sherborne House and associated buildings, which date from, late Tudor times. Project included creation of a body of work and curation of an exhibition of work by artists inspired by the presence of the past imprinted on a place.


2017: Belgrave St Ives – View of St Ives Bay

2017: Amanda Aldous Fine Art

2016: Southampton University – Sightations

2016: Belgrave St Ives – summer and winter shows

2016: RWA – Drawn

2016: Salisbury Arts Centre – Step in Stone project exhibition

2015: RWA, Bristol

2015: Black Swan, Frome – Step in Stone

2015: Belgrave St Ives ‘Earth & Stone’ with Alan Wallwork

2015: Wine St Gallery, Devizes. ‘Land Tracks’ with Brian Graham and Sally McLaren

2015: Amanda Aldous Fine Art

2015: Ilminster Arts Centre. ‘ 3D2D Contemporary’

2014: RWA, Bristol

2013: RWA, Bristol

2013: Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne ‘Mapping the Way’

2012: RWA, Bristol

2012: Belgrave St Ives ‘Winter Exhibition

2012: Allsop Gallery, Bridport Arts Centre, ‘Coast Unearthed’ – with Jeremy Gardiner

2012: Belgrave St Ives ‘Summer Exhibition’ mixed show

2012: Shirley Crowther Contemporary Art Anniversary Show

2011 Belgrave St Ives ‘Winter Exhibition’ mixed show

2011: Shirley Crowther Contemporary Art ‘Line and Surface’ mixed show

2011: Gallery Upstairs Henley-in-Arden, ‘Nature Raw and Wild’ mixed show

2010: Lyme Regis ‘Mapping the Jurassic Coast’ – with Jeremy Gardiner

2010: Gurnards Head, Zennor ‘Land Marks’ Two person show

2010: The Art Stable, Kelly Ross Hambledon, Iron + Stone Mixed show

2010: The London Art Fair, Islington (Represented by Shirley Crowther)

2009: Belgrave St Ives ‘Lost Ways’ Solo show

2009: Black Swan Arts, Frome ‘Mapping the Jurassic Coast- with Jeremy Gardiner

2009: Bournemouth University, Atrium Gallery ‘Mapping the Jurassic Coast’

2009: Dorset County Museum ‘Mapping the Jurassic Coast- with Jeremy Gardiner

2008: Study Gallery of Modern Art, Poole. ‘Art and Archaeology’- with Brian Graham

2008: Art London, art fair Chelsea (represented by Bertram Enterprises)

2008: Walford Mill, Wimborne, Wallworks – Three generations of makers

2008: Brewhouse, Taunton, Journeyland – new work based on lost tracks

2007: Art First, Cork Street, London. Solo show

2007: Art London, art fair Chelsea (represented by Bertram Enterprises)

2007: Belgrave Gallery St Ives

2007: Cambridge Art Fair (Represented by Shirley Crowther Contemporary Art)

2007: Glasgow Art Fair (represented by Bertram Enterprises)

2007: Foss Fine Art, London – Earth, Land, Sea

2007: Belgrave Gallery, St Ives – Postcard from St Ives group show

2006: Art London, art fair (represented by Bertram Enterprises)

2006: Black Swan, Frome. Marks in Time

2006: Chelsea Art Fair (Represented by Shirley Crowther Contemporary Art)

2005: Belgrave Gallery, St Ives. Group show

2005: Bettles Gallery, Ringwood

2005: Harlequin Gallery, Greenwich

2005: Walford Mill Crafts Dorset- Landmarks

2005: WarmWalls Gallery Cheshire

2004: Belgrave Gallery, St Ives. Group show

2003/4:Haunt Sherborne House Artist in Residence – creation of work and curation of an exhibition inspired by the presence of the past imprinted on a place.

2003: Old Warehouse Gallery, Dorchester.

2003: Bournemouth University Atrium Gallery

2003: Blyth Gallery, Manchester. Echoes of Colour, exhibition with Carolyne Kardia

2003: Rope Store Studio Gallery, Nailsworth. Making Tracks

2002: Meeting House, Somerset. Groundwork, with Brian Rice and Andrew Crane New work experimenting with new materials

2002: Sherborne House, Dorset. Site, two 13m long banners for site specific exhibition.

2001: Harlequin Gallery, Greenwich, London.

2001: The Bus Stop Gallery Work specially produced to fit format of clear perspex cube.

2000: Sherborne House – Patterns of the Past Brian Rice, Jane Day, Warwick Parker.

1999: Off the Shelf Sherborne Contemporary Arts Supermarket, Sherborne House.

1999: Bridgwater Arts Centre- An exhibition with ceramics by father, Alan Wallwork.



2015: Commission

2014: Elected as member of the RWA

2009: Selected for PVA LabCulture and SALT Residency

2008/9:Selected for 10th Anniversary Art Loan Collection, Bournemouth University

2008: Awarded Arts Council research grant to work with archaeology dept at Dorset County museum to inform new body of work on archaeology of Dorset coast.

2007/8:Selected for Art Loan Collection, Bournemouth University

2006: Selected for inclusion in 50 Wessex Artists, Book, published November 2006

2006/7:Selected for Art Loan Collection, Bournemouth University

2003/4:Selected for Art Loan Collection, Bournemouth University

2003/4:Residency Sherborne House

2002/3 Commission to design screen for Baptist Church in Yeovil, working with furniture designers Illingworth & Partridge.

1999: South Bank Banner Design Competition: Runner Up.

1999: Commission for series of paintings for use on contemporary stationary range.


As a curator I work with artists of many disciplines on exhibitions, residencies, commissions, seminars and projects in both building and non-building based contexts with environment and heritage themes and covering all aspects of arts project development and delivery. Most recently this has been within environment focused and site specific contexts such as the ExLab project and b-side multi media arts festival. This has encompassed programme and event curation and commission management including project concept and design, artist management, support and mentoring, partner liaison, installation, marketing, print and publication design and production.

Strategic development for the visual arts:

Founder member of ‘Big Picture’ the visual arts advocacy and collaboration group working with Dorset based arts organisations and long-term member of the Visual Arts South West Steering Group working to support the visual arts in the south west.

Current positions: employed freelance on a project by project basis:


Curator for b-side commissioning site responsive work for biennial festival of contemporary art. Contributing to festival and symposium curation and programme development.

Former position:

Sherborne House Arts:

Long term Artistic Director and Curator for Sherborne House Arts presenting contemporary art in heritage context at Sherborne House and developing projects exhibitions, talks, seminars and events that bring high quality visual art to south west audiences and create artist opportunities. NB Sherborne House Arts is no longer operating.

Recent Projects, Events, Exhibitions:

2016: b-side festival: co curator and commissioner – ongoing artist research support and mentoring, plus festival curation and programme development. Arts Council Funded

2014: b-side multi media arts festival: co curator and commissioner – ongoing artist research support and mentoring, plus festival curation and programme development. Arts Council Funded

2013: b-side Resonant Terrains Symposium, Portland: Part of the development and curatorial team for event exploring the role of festivals and site based practice. Arts Council Funded

2012: Exploratory Laboratory 2: Art and earth science project responding to the geology of the Jurassic Coast, Dorset – Commissioner and curator for two of the ExLab artist commissions – Simon Callery in Sherborne and Simon Ryder, Portland. Arts Council Funded

2010: Exploratory Laboratory 1: Lead curator for exhibition and symposium exploring art and earth science, Bridport Arts Centre. Arts Council Funded.

2010: Earthscapes: Curator of exhibition and seminar bringing artists working with landscape together with geologists, geomor phologists, geographers and archaeologists. Presented at Bridport Arts Centre and Thelma Hulbert Gallery. Sherborne House Arts. Arts Council Funded.

2010: Connections: Earthscapes and Bodyscapes – Series of themed art and science exhibitions with accompanying seminars, workshops and artist talks presented at different venues. Sherborne House Arts. Awarded Inspire Mark. Arts Council Funded.

2008: Image + Insight: Investigating process. Exhibition series with accompanying seminars and workshops at Sherborne House. Programme included major exhibition by Wilhelmina Barns Graham and Elisabeth Frink. Plus Artwork + Discourse series of talks and shows exploring the body and archaeology. Sherborne House Arts. Arts Council Funded.

2006: Colour + Chemistry: An art and science project exploring the theme of colour, bringing together artists, scientists, educationalists and historians in a complete programme of events, which included exhibitions, artists’ bursaries, workshops and seminars. The project looked at the history of colour, pigments and processes and their use in art and interiors as well as new developments in science and technology and what that offers artists today. New work commissioned from Daro Montag, Stig Evans and Balint Bolygo. Sherborne House Arts. Arts Council Funded

2004: Timeline: Project using the history of Sherborne House and the theme of time and memory to inspire a series of exhibitions and workshops and a specially commissioned book and film. Arts Council Funded

2002: The Bloomsbury Group: Co ordination of exhibition of previously unexhibited original works at Sherborne House, Dorset.

2001: The Bus Stop Gallery: Double Decker bus adapted to showcase contemporary visual art. New works commissioned. Arts Council Funded