Amy Gahagan

Textile, Print & Pattern Artist

I combine traditional methods with modern ideas in my digital/textile prints.

Im inspired by architecture and aircraft and love to explore there technical forms by deconstructing and reconstructing them until they turn into unusual but intriguing patterns and shapes.



Amy Gahagan: SAOS Bursary winner 2012


What did winning the bursary mean to you and how did it help you?

I was really excited to win the bursary and be able to take part in Surrey Artist Open Studios, as this was an excellent opportunity to be able to promote myself and my work.
It definately helped me as I was able to sell work and get an understanding of how other people reacted to my work, but most importantly I was able to network and gain contacts that are going to help me in the future. I was offered freelance work, which I would not have been offered if I had not done SAOS.

- How did the open studios summer event go for you? How did you find it?

It went really well. Throughout the few days I was open I had over 40 people turn up, that may sound few, but within that number I have gained valuable contacts and have created a future creative network for myself.

- Tell us a little about what you have been up to over the past year since winning the bursary.

Since winning the bursary and completing the Summer Open Studios event, I have found more confidence and understanding in how to promote and market myself and my work. From discussing my work with different people I have been able to reassess my work, and am now developing the idea of my 2D print designs into a more 3D tangible medium.

Prints for sale

Plenty of parking available, No wheelchair access unfortunately.

19 Trenton Close

Frimley

Surrey

GU16 8LZ

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