PROJECTS * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
2010 – present
Good Earth – Hands on Centre for Agrarian Living: Talking Horse Farm, San Juan Island, WA USA: Bridging agriculture, activism and art. In development / collaboration with Gary Miller www.goodearthcentre.org
Energy Café in Dorset: Part of Road for the Future by Anna Best. A Pilot Publishing project roadforthefuture.annabest.info
Energy Café – Making an Off Grid Mobile Kitchen Hawkwood Nursery, Organic Lea, London Funded by National Lottery Awards for All. A Pilot Publishing project energycafe.wordpress.com
Energy Café, The Art of Common Space, Gunpowder Park: June 2008 – March 2009 Community off-grid café scenario developed in public space with local people. A Pilot Publishing project energycafe.wordpress.com
Bridges – A Film about Informal Learning, Summer Drafts, Manifesta, Bolzano. Funded by British Council http://summerdrafts.wordpress.com.
IJ Build Het Blauwe Huis, IJ Burg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: November 2006 – November 2008 Pilot Publishing in Residence. IJ Build is a documentary film, exploring where the materials used to build IJ Burg originate from and the journeys they have taken to reach Amsterdam. www.blauwehuis.org
Insert 6 – Kunstverein in Hamburg, Exhibition of www.thesquarecircle.net in A Living Magazine by projektgruppe
Radio Radieuse la radio de La Maison Radieuse, Nantes, France: Radio Project in collaboration with residents, Esther Salmona and ECOS. http://www.apo33.org/ecos-site
As the Birds Fly London: Summer 2006, Winter 2007, Spring 2008, Summer 2008, Spring 2010 Ongoing project producing walking maps with local children in different areas. Commissioned by Living Streets
ECOS La Maison Radieuse, Nantes, France: August 2006 & August 2007 Research project: eco creation. http://www.apo33.org/ecos-site
Demo Plot Manor Gardens Allotments, Hackney Wick, London: May 2006 – Sept 2007 Pilot Publishing in residence on an allotment site threatened by the Olympic Development – http://www.lifeisland.org
A Station Musical for Stratford commissioned by Platform for Art: A Pilot Publishing project. 48m window frieze for Stratford Station proposing a Musical event at the station. Material gathered through workshops with Carpenters Primary School, station staff and passengers.
Reunion initiated by B+B, Wysling Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire: Weekend to kick start exchange & projects between artists from Eastern Europe & UK
One Family in Aarhus for Neotribes at Rum46, Aarhus, Denmark: Process: 7 days, 7 connections, 7 people, video documentation, dinner party
Pilot Publishing Poster participation in Pilot 2, London
Pilot Publishing Poster Making, Studio Voltaire, London: for Notion Nanny by Alison Smith/B+B
Lead artist for The Big Draw, Serpentine Gallery Pavillion, London: Collaborative event to create a large scale, 3D drawing with children and adults
The Square Circle Farnborough Business Park: June 2005 – September 2007 Public Art commission for new public square involving the initiation of a Friends Scheme and development of interactive website: www.thesquarecircle.net
Street News (one year later) & Street Cinema Laburnum Street Party, London: Pilot Publishing film & event commissioned by Laburnum Street Party
La La Land Project, Dublin, Ireland: Part of group exhibition curated by Paul O’Neill
Autopilot – Pilot Publishing 15-21 Crash Course Serpentine Gallery: Autopilot magazine produced in 5 days with 15-21 year olds in response to Tomoko Takahashi exhibition.
Otara TV produced while Artist in Residence – Manukau School of Visual Arts, New Zealand: A one off news-style TV programme broadcast on Triangle TV. Funded by British Council & Creative New Zealand
Laburnum Pilot – a street magazine made with people who live, work & pass through Laburnum Street The Drawing Room, London: Collaboration with Ella Gibbs. Funded by Arts Council England
Artists/Groups one night event Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland: Video screening
Artists/Groups Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland: Part of group exhibition curated by Grant Watson
Multi Stop Shop Arc percent for arts scheme, Co, Fingal, Ireland: A mobile democratic shop in the form of a converted caravan which tours the towns and villages of the county selling and displaying local products and information by hobbyists and professionals.
Valley Vibes London: October 1998 – 2003 Devised and produced in collaboration with Jeanne van Heeswijk and in association with Chora architecture and urbanism. Generated and recorded community events through the use of a specially designed sound machine, within the Lea Valley area. Valley Vibes was featured in the exhibition ‘democracy’ at the Royal College of Art, May 2000. Funded by the Mondriaan Foundation, London Arts & Lee Valley Park.
Khoj 2002 participant in Triangle artists workshop, Mysore, India
Talk Show for ‘Critical Mass’, SMART Museum, Chicago, USA: Installation and presentation of past work and research visit. Curated by B+B. Grant from the British Council.
Space Studios, Dace Road E3: Group exhibition including Group Photo
Private Views, London Print Studio Gallery: Participation in group show of private view cards. Curated by Paul O’Neill.
Drawn for ‘Drawing on Space’ exhibition at FA Projects, London: Curated by The Drawing Room & Grant Watson. Printed ‘map’ containing drawings made and used by people local to the gallery. Distributed in the Bankside area, SE1.
Group Photo Commissioned by Space Studios Public Art Team for Tower Hamlets Housing Action Trust, Victoria Park, London: A photograph of spectators was taken to mark the demolition of 2 tower blocks in Bow. A postcard was created of and for the locals.
Cast Off Knitting Club Various locations: May 2001 – 2004 (on-going) Co-founder and organiser of knitting club with Rachael Matthews. The club meets at and is invited to various public venues in order to teach and promote knitting. Including event at V&A Museum, March 2004
The Centenary Treasure Trail Whitechapel Gallery, London: Children’s guide to the Whitechapel Centenary exhibition. The guide includes a story writing competition. First Prize: have your birthday party at the Whitechapel Gallery.
Works of Bas Jan Ader – presented by Amy Plant Whitechapel Gallery, London: Research and presentation of films, photographic works and performance by Bas Jan Ader. Part of ‘Programme’ by Ella Gibbs during ‘Temporary Accommodation’.
Contact http://www.e-2.org/projects/contact.html Camden Arts Centre, London: Contact involved audience research through methods of exchange. The website is compiled of extracts from conversations with the local public. Produced in association with e2.
Green (in der Sonne zu liegen) ‘Schreber Jugend’ Curated by Rampe 003, Berlin: Five day event in public place. Collaboration with Ella Gibbs. Travel Grant from the British Council.
Talking About Elvis for ‘52’ by Caroline Jupp, London: Performance. Collaboration with Caroline Jupp. Publication presented at the Showroom Gallery.
Jumbled Tunes Showroom Gallery London: Contribution to ‘Jackpot Jumble Jamboree’ with the Vibe Detector.
Picnic Hunt Camden Arts Centre, London: For ‘Picnics’ by Kathrin Boehm and Stefan Saffer. A specially designed map held clues to a walk around Hampstead leading to a picnic. Live folk music by Nico & Levy. Collaboration with Andrew Marsh.
Amy Plant Presents: A Day for Your Plants Belt, London: Performance – reading to an audience of other people’s house plants. People were invited to bring their plants to me. No humans allowed.
Game Show – mini casino Tablet Gallery, London: For Happy Hobby by Kathrin Boehm and Stefan Saffer. A day and environment of table games. Evening event of mini Roulette playing – with guest croupier John Burton in drag. Collaboration with Andrew Marsh.
Game Show Belt, London: Series of participatory events containing games created by artists for the purpose of playing. Collaboration with Andrew Marsh. Invited artists: Kathrin Boehm, Lisa Cheung, Cedric Christie, David Cotterrell, Tara Sampy, Erika Tan.
WORKSHOPS, TALKS & TEACHING – ACADEMIC * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Open Engagement, Portland State University MA in Social Practice Conference, USA: May 2012 Presentations on Alternative Schooling
University of the Arts London, UK – Nov 2010 Presentation on the theme: the Afterlife of the Artwork
Falmouth Art School / RANE dept, Cornwall – May 2009 Presentation of Energy Cafe
AVA Foundation Students UEL, London – Jan 2009 Presentation of Energy Cafe
MA Critical Encounter Goldsmiths College, London – Nov 2006 Presentation in Lab session with Rachel Steward of The Square Circle
Portsmouth School of Art England – March – June 2006 Part time tutor
Royal College of Art – May 2006 Pilot Publishing film – made in one day – featuring every department and screened instead of giving a talk
Technical School of Copenhagen – November 2005 Presentation and Pilot Publishing workshop
Pilot Publishing Presentation, The Drawing Room London – August 2005 for Curating Summer School, Central St. Martins
Portsmouth School of Art, England – April 2005 Visiting Lecturer & Pilot Publishing workshop
Architecture Association, London – Feb 2005 Participation in Jury
Canterbury School of Art, Christchurch, New Zealand – Sept 2004 Visiting Lecturer
Otago Art School, Dunedin, New Zealand – Sept 2004 Visiting Lecturer
Massy School of Visual Arts, Wellington, New Zealand – Sept 2004 Visiting Lecturer
ELAM Art School, Auckland, New Zealand – August 2004 Visiting lecturer
Manukau School of Visual Arts, Auckland, New Zealand – August/Sept 2004 Series of talks and workshops
MA & BA Sculpture, NCAD, Dublin, Ireland – Oct 2003 Visiting Lecturer/tutor
BA Fine Art, GMIT, Galway, Ireland – Sept 2003 Visiting Lecturer/tutor
Arc – The Conversations, Dublin, Ireland – Sept 2003 In conversation with an economist, an environmentalist and a participant regarding Multi Stop Shop
BA Art & Design, Central St Martins, London – May 2002 & May 2003 Guest Lecturer & Tutor
BA Time Based Art, Cardiff University – Feb 2003 1st Year tutor (temp position)
MA Drawing, Camberwell College of Art, London – Nov 2002 Guest lecturer
Arts in Community Settings, Birkbeck College, London – February 2002 Guest Lecturer
BA Time Based Art, Cardiff University – May 2001 Guest lecturer
Architecture Association, London – October 1998 Valley Vibes Workshop with students.
WORKSHOPS, TALKS & TEACHING – OTHER * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Elementary Projects – Artist in Residence: Friday Harbor Elementary School, San Juan Island, WA USA, 2012 – 2014
Hand Made Paper, IMA Sculpture Park, Friday Harbor, USA: August 2012
Autonomous Infrastructures, Arts Catalyst Conference, The Baltic, Newcastle: March 2010 Presentation of Energy Café and workshop participation
Context: nostalgia, poetics or politics?, Bosarts, Zennor, Cornwall: Sept 2009 Presentation of Energy Cafe
Summer Drafts, Lungomare Gallery, Manifesta, Bolzano: July 2008 Presentation of The Square Circle & Laburnum Pilot
Insert 6 – Kunstverein in Hamburg, November 2007 Presentation of The Square Circle for A Living Magazine by projektgruppe
socialmentalenvironmental Sparwasser, Berlin, July 2007 Presentation of lifeisland: www.socialmentalenvironmental.net
lifeisland / publicworks Manor Garden Allotments, London, May 2007 Presentation of lifeisland with Tak Hoshino to urban planning students from Oslo
Animals & the Environment Conference, Synergy, London, May 2007 Presentation of lifeisland with Julie Sumner
ECOS La Maison Radiuse, Nantes, France, August 2006 Presentation about Demo Plot/lifeisland
B+B Workshop – Archive, part of La La Land at Project, Dublin, Ireland – June 2005 Presentation & discussion
Village Convention, Ditchling Museum, England – May 2005 Presentation and participant in convention about Contextual Art in Rural Environments. Initiated & organized by myvillages.org and General Public Agency
The Showroom, London – July 2004 Pilot Publishing presentation & workshop for umea art students during project by Elin Wilkstrom
Artivists, London – May 2004 Presentation of Multi Stop Shop
Fashion & Textiles Museum, London – Jan/Feb 2004 Series of Cast Off knitting workshops
Tokyo Wonder Site Gallery, Tokyo, Japan – Dec 2003 Public presentation with Let’s Play team (architects Tak Hoshino & Peter Hasdel)
City Art Centre – Civil Arts Enquiry, Dublin Ireland – Nov 2003 Participant in roundtable discussion on the role of the artist in society
Rangayana Theatre, Mysore, India – Oct 2002 Slide show presentation to theatre practitioners and students
Le Olive Garden, Mysore, India – Oct 2002 Public slide show presentation during Khoj 2002
firsite @ the Minories Gallery, Colchester – Sept 2002 Series of Cast Off knitting workshops
Drawing On Space Workshops, fa projects & Southwark Cathedral, London – July 2002 Devised, co-ordinated and ran workshops for children from Snowsfields Primary School
Talk Show for ‘Critical Mass’, SMART Museum, Chicago, USA – June 2002
4a Wellington Lane, Bristol – ‘ Knit It Knitting Expo’ – March 2002 Organised by Annabel Other. Cast Off presentation and knitting workshop.
www.not-the-ma-in-curating.org – Oct 2001 – May 2002 ‘Non Professor’ for on-line course devised by Tim Brennan in association with Project, Dublin.
Space Place – Mentoring Scheme – April – June 2001 Mentor.
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London – April 2001 Gallery Talk during Centenary exhibition.
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London – March – May 2001 Devised and ran workshops for children and refugee groups with other artists during Centenary exhibition.
Royal College of Art Galleries, London – May 2000 Valley Vibes Workshop. Part of ‘democracy’ exhibition.
Camden Arts Centre, London – March 1999 Playtime – In conversation with Anna Best about games and art.
Tate Gallery Education Dept, London – 1995 Workshops for young homeless people. Collaboration with Artswork
Children’s Workshops – Papermaking, Giant Knitting etc, Various Venues in UK: 1995-1996
PUBLICATIONS, WRITING & PRESS – OTHER * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Bridport News – May 2011 Article about Energy Café in Dorset
RSA Art & Ecology Blog – March 2009 Article about Energy Café
The Mercury Local Newspaper – January 2009 Article about Energy Café
The Guardian Local Newspaper – January 2009 Article about Energy Cafe
Platform for Art – January 2008 Featuring A Station Musical for Stratford
Lucy & Jorge Orta Pattern Book – December 2007 Featuring Valley Vibes
Art in the Public Realm – May 2007 Arts Council Publication featuring Laburnum Pilot – A Street Magazine
www.thesquarecircle.net – Live from Oct 2006 Website for The Square Circle project, designed by ABAKE, programmed by Jerome Rigaud
Multi Stop Shop featured as part of Biblibox – from Oct 2006 www.bibliobox.org/index.php?pageid=40&project_id=54&search=Amy_Plant&orderby=title&action=project&ref=list
ARC Film Documentary by Finn van Gelderen featuring Multi Stop Shop, premiered at Irish Film Institute – Sept 2006
www.tfl.gov.uk/tube/arts/platform-for-art/ A Station Musical for Stratford
Metro – 27 March 2006 Article about A Station Musical for Stratford
BBC London, Robert Elms Show – March 2006 Radio Interview about A Station Musical for Stratford (Tamsin Dillon)
LBC News – March 2006 Radio Interview about A Station Musical for Stratford (Tamsin Dillon)
Open 9 Amsterdam, November 2005 Article about Valley Vibes
Rushmoor Borough Council website – August 2005 Article about The Square Circle
Time Out – Young People’s Guide to London – June 2005 Review of Autopilot -15-21 Crash Course at Serpentine Gallery
The Vacuum, Factotum Publications, Belfast – May 2005 article for the Funny issue
The Vacuum, Factotum Publications, Belfast – April 2005 ‘Prison Love’, article for the Prison issue
Lodown, Berlin – April 2005 Parasite, insert magazine about Laburnum Pilot by Abake
Z/X 1 Local, journal of the Manukau School of Visual Arts, New Zealand – 2004 Amy Plant and the Art of Elegant Leaning, essay by Grant Thompson
Radio New Zealand – 4 Oct 2004 Interview about Otara TV
The New Zealand Herald, Education Section, Auckland, New Zealand – Aug 2004 Article about residency
Manukau Courier, Auckland, New Zealand – Aug 2004 Article about residency
Vauxhall Pleasure, publication for project by Anna Best & Paul Whitty – Aug 2004 Co-editor and designer
Circa, Ireland, summer 2004 Article by Nathalie Weadick including Amy Plant the NCCD & You
The Vacuum, Factotum Publications, Belfast – July 2004 ‘A Wolf in Pucci Clothing?’, article for the Fashion issue
All That Useless Beauty – exhibition catalogue – July 2004 Accompanying essay in response to work by Mike Marshall
Grafik – June 2004 Laburnum Pilot featured in article about Abake
Resonance FM – 9 June 2004 Radio show about Laburnum Pilot
B+B Occasions 8 – Austrian Cultural Forum – 2004 Contact featured in essay
Artists News Sheet, Sculpture Society Ireland – April 2004 Updated information about Multi Stop Shop
BBC Five Live Radio – 24Mar 2004 Part of panel discussion
The Independent – Review Section 23 Mar 2004 Article about Cast Off
The Vacuum, Factotum Publications, Belfast/Dublin – Feb 2004 ‘Dubliners in Tokyo’, article under sudenym: Amy Egg for the South of the Border issue
Artists News Sheet, Sculpture Society Ireland – Dec 2003 Several articles about Multi Stop Shop
RTE, Open House – 1 Oct 2003 Television Interview – Multi Stop Shop
The Irish Times Magazine – 6 Sept 2003 Article about Multi Stop Shop
Anna Livia Radio, Dublin – Sept 2003 Interview about Multi Stop Shop
North County Dublin Leader – Sept 2003 Article about Multi Stop Shop
Fingal Independent – July & Aug 2003 Articles about Multi Stop Shop
www.arcarts.ie – 2003
www.londonstudent.net – April/May 2003 Article about Cast Off
Gallerie – Indian art magazine – Feb 2003 Article featuring Amy’s News
Arte TV – Germany– 7 Jan 2003 Television article about Cast Off
The Hindu Magazine, India, 1 Dec 2002 Article featuring Amy’s News
Decland Herald – India, 17 Nov 2002 Article featuring Amy’s News
The Hindu – India, 11 Nov 2002 Article featuring Amy’s News
Berliner Zeitung – 6 Nov 2002 Article about Cast Off
Amy’s News – 1 Nov 2002 Produced and printed during Khoj 2002, Mysore, India
Various Local Mysore Newspapers – India, Oct 2002
National Post, Arts & Life Section – Canada Oct 7 2002 Article about Cast Off
German Elle – Sep 2002 Article about Cast Off
95Live – local Limerick radio – Aug 2002 Article about Amy Plant, NCCD & You
Limerick Chronical – Aug 2002 Article about Amy Plant, NCCD & You
Woman’s Hour, Radio 4 – Aug 2002 Article about Cast Off
Limerick Post – July 2002 Article about Amy Plant, NCCD & You
www.groupsandspaces.net/e_zine2.html Valley Vibes discussed in article by B+B
Shreber Jugend –2002, Rampe 003 Catalogue featuring Green
Space Cooks – summer 2002 Artist’s contribution to fundraising recipe book for Space Studios
Bust – American Woman’s magazine – Summer 2002 Article about Cast Off
Space Newsletter – Summer 2002 Article on Group Photo
Private Views – Spring 2002 Exhibition publication
Engage 10 Spring/Summer 2002 Contact and Valley Vibes discussed in article by Sophie Hope
M The Mirror Mag – 6 Apr 2002 Article about Cast Off
German TV – Mar 2002 Television article about Cast Off
Evening Standard Magazine – 15 Feb 2002 Article about Cast Off
The Big Breakfast, Channel 4 – Feb 2002 Television appearance promoting Cast Off
Twilight Garden Lisa Cheung / Camden Arts Centre – Feb 2002 Short prose for publication about Lisa Cheung’s residency at Camden Arts Centre
Cast Off Oct 2001 & Oct 2002 In house paper publication – bulletin for Knitting Club produced with Rachael Matthews.
http://www.whitechapel.org/programme (Edited by Ella Gibbs) – Aug 2001 Section on Bas Jan Ader – presented by Amy Plant edited by me.
Programme Newsletters (Edited by Ella Gibbs) – Jan/Feb 2001 For ‘Temporary Accommodation’, Whitechapel Gallery. Featuring notices, text and images relating to works of Bas Jan Ader presented by Amy Plant.
Temporary Accommodation CD Rom / website – Jan 2001 Exhibition catalogue featuring works of Bas Jan Ader presented by Amy Plant, Green, Amy Plant presents a Day for Your Plants and Game Show
www.arthouse.ie/exhibition/vu/jeanne.htm – Dec 2000 Valley Vibes
Hampstead & Highgate Express – Nov 2000 Review of Contact
www.e-2.org/projects/contact.html – Nov 2000 On line art piece
The Week of Small Miracles (Edited by Peter Cusack) – Aug 2000 In Search of the Adventurers project and text.
www.rampe003.de/schreber July 2000 featuring Green
democracy! Royal College of Art curating course – May 2000 exhibition catalogue featuring Valley Vibes
Sites & Situations Rotterdam – February 2000 Some Notes on Valley Vibes by Florian Wuest
Engage 7 – Autumn/Winter 1999 Valley Vibes text co-written with Jeanne van Heeswijk
Curating Degree Zero – Germany 1999 Valley Vibes text co-written with Jeanne van Heeswijk
Radiator 1999 (edited by John Burton and Andrew Marsh) Mystery Seeds project
Valley Vibes 1998 – 2001 Various reviews and articles in local London newspapers
www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/visual-arts/curator/live98/dr98ap01.htm Goldsmiths MA Creative Curating 1998
Fastforward, Stop, Rewind, Pause, Eject Goldsmiths MA Creative Curating 1998 A Case of Agoraphobia image created in collaboration with Alberto Duman
CC Top Goldsmiths MA Creative Curating 1997 Work in Process
CURATORIAL & ARTS ADMINISTRATION * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Chora architecture & urbanism February 1998 – 2010 Curatorial consultant & researcher
Fingal Arts Council, Ireland, February 2009 Public Art Policy consultant
Free-Lunch March – November 2003 (p/t) Consultant to Anna Best project commissioned by the Arts Council see: http://www.free-lunch.org
Phil June – July 2002 (p/t) Consultant and participant co-ordinator for project by Anna Best.
Goldsmiths College – MA Creative Curating May – June 2001(p/t) Temporary administrative assistance
Factory Built Homes (Shoreditch Biennale) Holly Street Estate, London: May 1998 Assistant curator – exhibition: Rachel Whiteread, Trish Brennan, Tom Hunter, local children & Gillian Waring.
Holly Street Public Art Trust Holly Street Estate, London: April 1996 – September 1997 (p/t) Arts co-ordinator for public art organisation based on a housing estate undergoing regeneration.
Panchayat London: 1995 – 1996 (volunteer) Artist-led, multi-national arts and education archive/agency/studios for artists, students and curators.
Tate Gallery Education Dept London: 1995 Outside evaluator for a pilot project for young, homeless people.
Dance Camp East Norfolk: 1995 & 1996 Co-organised ‘Creative Resource Area’ for teenagers and adults.
Janus Avivson Galleries London: 1991/2 (p/t) Contemporary art gallery assistant.
EDUCATION * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Goldsmiths College London 1996 – 1998 MA: Fine Art / Creative Curating (p/t)
Middlesex University London 1992 – 1995 BA: Art Practice & the Community / History & Theory of Visual Culture