Research and Development Residency at Battersea Arts Centre
Resulting with Installation/ Performance 02/12/15 – 03/01/16
In 2015 Amy was invited as one of a group of artists and theatre makers to be in residence at Battersea Arts Centre (BAC), one of London’s most prominent performance venues. The artists’ task was twofold: firstly, to respond to the heritage of the building; secondly, to create new work for children aged 18 months to 3 years – a demographic not previously reached by the organisation. Other artists in residence were Theatre Ad Infinitum, Amy Pitt and Ted Barnes.
The residency resulted in a collaborative, devised theatre piece for BAC called Town Hall Cherubs. For the show, Amy created an installation called Little Friends – thirty custom-made, inflatable characters that brought to life the mosaics that line the interior of the venue. The young audience was invited to interact with a room full of these unusual creatures, and to use all their senses to discover the Little Friends’ place in the imaginative narrative of the show.
In 2016, Town Hall Cherubs was nominated for an Offie award by OffWestEnd.com.