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Ames Pennington

Amy Pennington makes work that connects human relationships & socio-political issues, most recently focussing on class & queerness as lenses to explore the mental health & wellbeing industry. Amy uses everyday materials & accessible processes to transgress the boundaries of high & low art, often using drawing, DIY film & improvised performance. In Amy's work, familiarity & 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, a factory. Amy takes a person centred approach allowing them to guide the direction of a project. Amy has a profound understanding of the nuances of working with people in close & exploratory ways, taking into consideration the intersections of identity that produce our experiences.