Amy Hirst (Sensation Arts)

Amy Hirst (Sensation Arts) Play....Explore....Invent !

Socially engaged Artist working with people, puppets and places.

Amy Hirst has over ten years experience delivering imaginative projects and events in schools, museums, galleries and outdoor public spaces.
She loves transforming unloved or under-used spaces into places of creativity; animating unsuspecting streets with puppets and celebrating people's stories.

Key Projects/commissions:

Trailblazers Puppet exhibition, Kirklees Council commission for Black History Month 2014

Farmlands and Crops, Junction arts/ Bolsover District Council - permanent artwork installed at Pleasley Vale Outdoor activity centre. 2013

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Ignite Residency - Puppetry and Storytelling 2012-13

Amy collaborates with a wide range of people in the creation of her work and developing new creative initiatives. Current collaborations include:

The Making Space:
Collaborating with Rachael Walker and Andrew Wilson offering events and spaces for people to make together and share skills, with the aim to establish a regular space in Huddersfield for collaborative practice and co-working.

Janet Marks:
Amy is working with artist, fashion designer and photographer Janet Marks, pooling their resources and skills to create projects celebrating and sharing stories of Black culture and heritage in schools, working closely with the Black History Month in Kirklees steering group.

A not-for -profit group formed of studio holders at West Yorkshire Print Workshop to collaborate on exhibitions and events and strengthen peer-to peer support. Currently developing a group show to be held in March 2016.

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My Location

West Yorkshire Print Workshop

Studio3, WYPW
75a Huddersfield Road
WF14 8AT

Telephone: 07985 643 035

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My Events

Democracy of Print : We&apos;re Not In Westminster Any More / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-02-07T00:00:00Z">Sat 07 Feb 2015</span>Democracy of Print : We're Not In Westminster Any More / Sat 07 Feb 2015

Join artist Amy Hirst in making a printed banner inspired by Huddersfield’s radical heritage. From the Luddites and the Chartists to the present day, printmaking has played an important part in the development of democra...

Democracy of Print - WYPW Pop up shop / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-11-15T00:00:00Z">Sat 15 Nov</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2014-12-13T00:00:00Z">Sat 13 Dec 2014</span> <span>(1 month)</span>Democracy of Print - WYPW Pop up shop / Sat 15 Nov to Sat 13 Dec 2014 (1 month)

A shop to tell the stories of the Spen valley's proud history of revolutionary activities. Join artists Amy Hirst and Karen Stansfield making collaborative artworks, prints and badges to take away. Explore the pa...

Making Sense Pop-up Shop / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-05-24T00:00:00Z">Sat 24</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2014-05-31T00:00:00Z">Sat 31 May 2014</span> <span>(1 week)</span>Making Sense Pop-up Shop / Sat 24 to Sat 31 May 2014 (1 week)

A creative space for everyone to join in! Artists Amy Hirst and Rachael Walker are making new work about Huddersfield. We invite you to make, play and experience the town in a whole new way through Puppet Expediti...

My Opportunities

Speed Making - share your skills in 15 minutes! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-10-01T00:00:00Z">Thu 01 Oct 2015</span>Speed Making - share your skills in 15 minutes! / Thu 01 Oct 2015

Could you show people how to make something, or share a making skill, in just 15 minutes? The Making Space is running a Speed Making Stall at Coffee Evolution on the evening of Friday 2nd of October at the new Made in...