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Amy Sterly

Llanfair Caereinion
I combine altered books with installation and performance. I want to link sound with objects to trigger emotion and memory and change the object into something else that you may not expect.

At the moment I am working on themes relating books and reading.  In 2015 I received and Arts Council Research grant for the ‘Sound Books’ project. I wanted to combine sound and book works together to create an object which documents an event or art piece.  This project was drawing on the evolution of work that has come about from my previous small projects grant in 2013 during which I created publications which expanded on my current practice.  I created an installation of work called ‘Grandma Stuff’ that incorporated objects, print, and sound and was exhibited at the 3B gallery in Wrexham.  This was a new direction for my work. I want to link sound with objects to trigger emotion and memory and change the object into something else that you may not expect.

Amy Sterly is originally from Chicago and received a B.F.A. in drawing and sculpture from Rockford College, Illinois in 1986. She moved to the U.K. in 1989 and has since exhibited throughout the UK, Europe and the USA. She received a Wales Arts International Travel award in 2004 to attend the Lessedra 3rd International Print Exhibition in Sofia, Bulgaria and in 2012 to travel to Finland to research and exhibit in Hyvinkaa. She received an Arts Council Wales Grant in 2006 to research Printmakers in Wales and in 2013 to create a booklet for the Finland/Wales exchange exhibition.

In 2014 she received and Arts Council Research grant for the ‘Sound Books’ project. She combined sound and book works together to create an installation at the Test Bed space at Oriel Davies. This led to a large production grant in 2015 from ACW to develop Sound Book Project, a collaboration of artists and musicians using books to create a soundscape performance.  

 

 

"The Missing Piece/Y Darn Sydd ar Goll"

Chwalfa/Upheaval

Literary Atlas Wales

Artist in Residence, The Drawing Room, Oriel Davies

Spectrum of Literature

Bellows Book

My String Book

SOUND BOOK PROJECT

Sound Books

Grandma Stuff

Drawing on the Domestic

RURAL

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