Amarjeet Nandhra

mixed media artist



PROFILE

Amarjeet Nandhra is a practising artist, currently working with print, mixed media and stitch. Trained in Graphic Communication, she has also worked as an Art Director on various independent short films. As a freelance tutor and lecturer, she has taught a range of courses; printmaking, mixed media and textiles, at Diploma level, City & Guilds, in Adult Education, schools and in the community.

Currently she is teaching at WSTA, Windsor School of Textile Arts, an independent textiles school, which she also co founded. Amarjeet also teaches at City Lit adult education centre in London.

One of Amarjeet’s long term goals is to encourage the development of textiles in the local community. This has provided her with many exciting opportunities including teaching after school groups, working with Hounslow Arts Education Network and a community project linked with The London Transport Museum.

Amarjeet’s practice explores the beauty within her daily environment. Challenging the viewer to look closer, to see beyond, and to evoke a sense of the unexpected in the ordinary. Ordinary does not necessarily equate to mundane, by altering the scale, tension and juxtaposing the physical properties, a new dialogue is created. Print, mixed media and stitch provide the foundation to such articulate ideas, whilst explorations have also resulted in drawings and small constructions. Amarjeet is based in West London.

QUALIFICATIONS

BA (Hons) in Creative Arts Open College of the Arts, validated by University for the Creative Arts, 2012-2015

H E Diploma of Higher Education in Stitched Textiles with Distinction, East Berkshire College, Windsor, validated by Bucks New University, 2004-2007

City & Guilds 7407 Stage 1& 2 Certificate in Further Education Teaching, East Berkshire College, 2005       


City & Guilds 7900 Embroidery part I & part II, Missenden Abbey, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, 1998-2002


City & Guilds 929 Trainers and Assessors award, University of Greenwich, 1995

MEMBERSHIPS

Society of Designer Craftsmen

Embroiderers’ Guild

Institute for Learning

Ealing Art Quartet

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2014

Where Does the Line Take Us? The North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Oxford

2013

Chinese Whispers, Studio 21, Bracknell Gallery, South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell, Berkshire

Chinese Whispers ICHF, Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch, NEC, Birmingham

2012

Society of Designer Craftsmen – Mall Galleries,The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London

Material Girls – Studio Gallery, PM Gallery & House Walpole Park, London

Everyday Encounters – William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road

2011

Continuum – Festival of Quilts, NEC Birmingham Studio 21

Hastings Arts Forum, Studio 21 , St Leonards on Sea, Hastings, East Sussex

2010

Shepherds Market Gallery, with Studio 21

The Denbies Gallery, with Studio 21

2009

The Signature Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria, with Studio 21
The Fountain Gallery, Hampton Court, with Studio 21

2008

Travels in Textiles, London Transport Museum (Depot)

2007

Graduate Show Case, Knitting & Stitching, Alexandra Palace

2005

Sculpture from all Angles, The Jersey Galleries, Osterley

3 Women, The Ark Longfield Avenue, W5

2003

Contemporary Textiles Fair, Landmark Arts Centre

Art Van Go Gallery, Knebworth

Living Threads, Linda Blackstone Gallery, Pinner

2002

Living Threads, Linda Blackstone Gallery, Pinner

2001

Ealing Art Exhibition, Pitshanger Manor Gallery

2000

Ealing Art Exhibition, Pitshanger Manor Gallery

Paul Robeson Theatre – Shining Cloth, Solo Exhibition

PUBLICATIONS

2008, Stitch Magazine

2005, Janet Edmonds Three Dimensional Embroidery, Batsford

CONTACT

e: amarjeet.nandhra@ntlworld.com