Amanda Brannan
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Amanda Brannan is a London-based book artist, papermaker and workshop leader. She observes and engages with patterns, images and informative text to create her visual arts language that is heavily influenced by her interaction and research with the architecture of London.

While living in California during the 90’s she studied both Japanese and Western styles of hand papermaking, which led to the development of her personal style that involves experimenting with different traditional papermaking fibres, recycled materials and pigmentation methods. She uses complex layers of different manipulated fibres to create patterns that are influenced by her research.

Amanda’s approach to support effective teaching is to create an environment that encourages cooperative learning in a relaxed atmosphere, allowing everyone the opportunity to participate in all aspects of the processes, encourage group idea sharing and discussions, as well as experimentation with all the different techniques.

EDUCATION

  • 2009, MA Visual Arts: Book Arts, Camberwell College of Art. Murton|Crawford Award for Book Arts
  • 1979, BA(Hons) 3D Design specialising in Silversmithing and Jewellery, Loughborough College of Art and Design

 

COLLECTIONS

  • Tate Britain: Book Collection, London
  • Camberwell College of the Arts, Library Collection, London
  • Winchester School of Art Library
  • Manchester Metropolitan University: Artists Book Collection
  • Leeds University: Brotherton Library Collection
  • St Benedict College: Gallery Collection, Minnesota
  • Neil Crawford Artists Book Collection
  • Maria White Artists Book Collection

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • 2019, papers used for a craft accessories article ‘Sticky Situations’, Wallpaper Magazine, March Edition.
  • 2018, Papermaking: Handmade Paper Booklet, Paper Crafts: A Makers Guide. Thames & Hudson/Victoria and Albert Publication.
  • 2015, two images with descriptions – Axe: Cladding, Interaction & Engagement, British Artists’ Book Makers, BCF Books.
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