In 2020, to mark Cove Park’s 20th anniversary year, we launched a series of Artist Profiles, sharing the work of our former residents and highlighting the artists’ own news: readings, exhibitions, projects or events. We are pleased to continue this series during 2021 and to focus in particular on those artists connected to the Crisis Residency Programme, a series of residencies designed, during an acutely difficult and challenging time, to support those in the early stages of establishing their careers. The second artist in this current series is Amy Jones.
The Dundee-based visual artist Amy Jones took part in Cove Park’s Crisis Residency Programme in July and August this year.
Amy’s predominantly print-based practice is concerned with an exploration of relationships between ourselves, each other, space and material. Using everyday actions, narratives, encounters and experiences as the material from which she forms her ideas, Amy develops her work intuitively and instinctively.
The residency provided a timely opportunity to explore ways of adapting to new circumstances. During her two weeks on site, Amy reviewed recent work and tested ideas developed during lockdown for new projects. She writes: ‘Having lost all access to studio space during the lockdown, this residency gave me the opportunity to focus entirely on my own practice. I used my time to pick up strands of ideas from older print-based work and explore their potential through tactile drawing and pattern making. The new body of work that I developed during my residency has informed the beginning of a series of screen prints and, in time, sculpture.’
Amy is currently working with @hospitalfield as Lead Artist for Young Artist Club. She is also developing a new project for Dundee Print Collective which will be announced in the new year.
Amy graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 2010. She co-founded @dundeeprintcollective in 2013 (and is the organisation’s Co-Director and Project Coordinator) and was a Committee Member of GENERATORprojects from 2010-2012. In addition, she devises and delivers creative learning workshops for organisations such as Art Angel, Dundee Contemporary Arts and Mcmanus Galleries.
Recent commitions include Type Town (Big Family Press at South London Gallery, 2020), Festival Flags (Arbroath 2020+1 Festival, 2021) and Translations (Life Space, Dundee Print Collective & WCAIR, 2020).
The Crisis Residency Programme is supported by Freelands Foundation.
Images: 1: Amy Jones at Cove Park, August 2021.