Amy Cunningham

In my work I explore the implications of the futuristic and the nostalgic using voice and music in a visual context. The performances, installations and interventions I make are based in galleries or in specific sites and draw upon classical music, technologies and landscape. As well as developing my practice as a solo artist, I have been making art works in collective and collaborative contexts, including with SpRoUt since 2004.

I studied Fine Art Painting at Wimbledon School of Art, London, where I met fellow artists Sam Dowd, Naomi Dawson, Hayley Skipper and Sam Steer. I then went on to study for an MA in Fine Art Media at The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London where I met fellow SpRoUt artist Laura Cull. I am currently Senior Lecturer in Music and Visual Art and lecturer across the Performance and Visual Art area at University of Brighton, where I have been teaching since 2004.

Since 2000 I have exhibited performance, installation and film work in several group shows in the U.K and Europe including, Parlour Gallery, Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nimes, Norwich Gallery, Pitzhanger Manor Gallery, Towner Art Gallery and Zinger Presents in The Netherlands. The most recent SpRoUt art adventure I took part in was ‘Space Between’, a public art hoarding intervention commissioned by Towner Art Gallery in 2007, where I met and worked with fellow SpRoUt artist Hannah Chiswell.

Recently I presented ‘The Siege of Rhodes’, a video and live vocal work at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nimes with ensemble Scratch the Surface as part of World Music Day and Fête de la Musique. The ensemble commissioned composers from several European nations to respond to the recent installation and intervention at the museum, Tête-à-Tête , through the medium of sound, music and its relations to visual forms.

Other examples of my work can be found on the following websites:

Selected images of previous work:

The Siege of Rhodes (2008), DVD and live voice, 6 minutes


Oolithic Sublime (2007), 8 mm film and recorded sound, dimensions variable


As part of ‘Under Construction: Staging the Future’ I am drawing upon the emotive response to the “ruin” and a nostalgia for the future using the architecture in Zagreb as a setting for a new film and live vocal work - voice-architecture

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