Amanda Hopkins

My work seeks to connect us with the natural world around us, capturing details of the places we inhabit and dramas we encounter.  I have a lively public art practice and work with architects and landscape designers to create site specific work. I have taught Spatial Practices at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. Understanding place and collaborating with architects, designers and developers is central to my practice. 

   BA 3D Design Middlesex University 

   BA Developmental Psychology Sussex University


2018-2019 Artist in Residence St Peter and St Paul Church, Shoreham during the building of an extension to the listed building. In the same way the process of building large cathedrals was often documented, I recorded the building process throughout from initial excavations through construction to final fit out. Over 100 drawings were made which then became a large public art work for the new extension.

selected exhibitions

2019 printFest7, Algarden Gallery, Sweden (forthcoming September 2019)

2019 Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries London (forthcoming October 2019)

2019 PrintFest7, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Kent

2018 Kent Painters Group, Sevenoaks, Kent

2018 Makers’ Mark, No Format Gallery, London

2018 Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries, London

2018  ArtSpring Gallery, Tonbridge, Kent

2017  Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries, London

2017  Kent Printmakers, The Beaney, Cantebury

2017  Solo show at Ripley Arts Centre, Bromley Arts Council

2017   Shoreham Sculpture/The London Group, Kent

2016    ko – ax  Book Illustration, Mascalls Gallery, Kent

2016    I Dream of Flying, Resort Studios Gallery, Margate, Kent

2015    Every Drawing Tells a Story, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks, Kent

2015     A Celebration of Innovation, Xross Polynation Art gallery, Maidstone, Kent

2009     Allotments, Horticultural Society, Shoreham, Kent

2008    Star, Church of Saint Peter & St Paul, Kent

selected commissions

2019 Narrative Construction, St Peter & St Paul Church, Kent

2015    Flock One, The Cullen Family, Kent

2012    Star Gazing, Mottisfont Abbey National Trust, Hampshire

2011    Scatterbrain Balustrade, Invicta House, Kent

2006    Ropetackle Lenses, Adur District Council, Sussex

2005    Prospects, Gunpowder Park, Hertfordshire

2004    Slice Of Life, Essex County Council

2003    Frame, Harwich primary School, Essex

2002    Davy Downe, Thames Chase Forest, Essex

2000     Flock, Waterlow Park, London

1998    Parkland Walk Markers, Gillespie Park, London

1998    Knotted Gate, Islington Ecology Centre

1997    CastleBridge Viewpoint, Islington Ecology Centre, London

1997    Rope Organics, Temple Cloud Community Centre, Bristol

1997    Fuse: designers, Ariists and Architects Collaborate, Sutton House London

1994    Collective Evidence, Leaside Bus Company, London (route 73 and 38)


funded research and consultANCY

2005     Visions of the Valley – a critical examination of the packaging of the country side in Kent, University of the Arts London

2004    Sizing The Slice, CEBE case study on good educational practice, published 2004, Clelford & Hopkins

2002   Mind Meccano, Clelford & Hopkins, in Shared Visions, a joint arts/CEBE  Conference, University of Brighton

2001    Art consultant for remodelling 12 Primary Schools in Essex for Essex County Council and French Kier Anglia

2000    Five Minutes Peace: Artefacts and Quietude, Eagle and Hooper

1998    Artist consultant Mayflower School, Essex County Council and French Kier Anglia

1998    Makers in Schools: future development’ for The Crafts Council