Amelia Baron (23/10/1995), is originally from Blackburn, Lancashire, and now resides in Leeds after graduating from Leeds Arts University in 2018. During her adolescence, Amelia spent lengthy stays in hospital due to ill mental health. By applying her interest in art and poetry, Amelia utilised these passions as a cathartic tool for recovery and a means of communication with family and friends. Amelia’s practice combines endurance performance, sculpture and spoken word in an attempt to visualise the chaos of the mind and to open up a discourse surrounding mental health in contemporary society. Often using delicate materials and repetitive motions, Amelia’s work can take a metaphorical stance on the fragility and vulnerability of mental wellbeing. A prize winner at the Aon Community Art Awards 2019 and recently shortlisted for the 2020 Government Art Collection, she hopes to continue supporting her contemporaries and engaging with the community through means of installation and performance.
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