Tabatha Andrews is a sculptor and installation artist who works with a wide range of materials; from bronze, felt, sound, light and architecture to video projection. Her work visualises energy and unsettles the hierarchy between the senses. During 2015 she ran an Arts Council funded project exploring sculpture and resonance with composer John Matthias and blind opera singer Victoria Oruwari, which showed at ROOMartspace London and Karst, Plymouth. She was also a commissioned artist on the 'Bideford Black' project in North Devon with Flow Projects and Burton Museum, making work which explored the links between drawing, memory and geology. Her work responds to and transforms different sites and contexts, including forests, cathedrals, contemporary architecture and cyberspace. Tabatha was the 2015 winner of the 'First@108' Public Art Award to to make two major new works on the theme of Memory for the Alzheimers and Dementia wards of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. The first, The Dispensary, is now installed on the Edgar Horne ward. A short film about the making of the work and its life at the hospital can be found here. Chassis, the second work, now occupies the main hallway of the hospital.
Tabatha Andrews studied at Glasgow School of Art, Slade School of Art and the Skowhegan School of Art, Maine, USA. She was Artist in Residence at Gloucester Cathedral in 2002-3, and has shown widely, making work for R O O M Gallery and STATION in Bristol, the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust, Plymouth Art Centre, the Centre for Contemporary Art in the Natural World in Haldon Forest, the Whipple Museum of the History of Science in Cambridge, and the Monument to the Fire of London. Tabatha has lectured widely including Byam Shaw School of Art, University College Falmouth, University of Gloucestershire, Plymouth College of Art, the Slade School of Art and Dartmoor Arts Project. She is an Associate Lecturer at Plymouth University. Contact