Women in Revolt!
at Tate Britain
Amanda Holiday's 1987 drawing Red Riding Hood is included in 'Women In Revolt! - Art Activism and the Women's movement in the UK 1970-1990' - a major survey of feminist art by over 100 women artists working in the UK. The show runs from 8th November 2023 until 7th April 2024.
The last few remaining (signed) giclee prints of this artwork can be purchased in the store.
Amanda is currently engaged as artist on Drawing Acts VII at Drawing Room London, exploring ideas from the current exhibition with a community group, using drawing and poetry.
At NPG, she is working alongside Young Producers to take inspiration from 'how artists reframe the black figure' into organising a public engagement event.
Earthbound Poetry Series: Amanda Holiday (Vol. 3, No. 11)
This limited edition set of 5 poems + artwork cover from earthbound press is now available here
Last year, Amanda Holiday worked with Harts Lane Studios on their ‘Come Dine in Blue’ community arts project. She facilitated art and poetry workshops with members of Be Seen Be Heard – collective of young black creatives in Lewisham.
As part of the project, Holiday was commissioned to write a hybrid text 'Tracing Blue Blood Lines’ for the accompanying publication. 'Tracing Blue Blood Lines' uses poetry, autobiography and reportage to map migration and blue blood lineage. Below is an excerpt. You can read the full text here (scroll down)
‘Under The Bridge’ was a public art project of Southwark Council and Black Blossoms School of Art and Culture in 2022. Amanda Holiday worked alongside photographer Bernice Mulenga with Year 4 pupils at Kender Primary School to facilitate creative responses to Southwark's food action plan. Children created food poems, took photographs and created collages which were collated for display on billboards ‘under the bridge’ on the Old Kent Road.
As part of the project, Black Blossoms also commissioned both artists to create a piece of new work. Holiday’s poem ‘The Day it Rained Peas’ was displayed on one of the billboards.