Tabatha Andrews makes sculptures, performances and installations exploring memory and communication. She works with a range of materials including drawing, wood, felt, glass, bronze, light and sound. Her award-winning work engages with a wide variety of contexts, from hospitals to forests, cathedrals and galleries. She has collaborated with composers, choreographers, scientists and community groups.
Tabatha trained at Glasgow School of Art, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Slade. She features in 50 Women Sculptors, published by Aurora Metro and Supernova books (2020). She teaches at Falmouth School of Art and is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors.
Describe your approach to teaching
I have 30 years of experience in teaching art in further and higher education and running workshops. My experience in theatre, yoga, mindfulness and coaching practice feeds into a multifaceted approach to teaching. My sessions build confidence in thinking and making new ways and help students see things afresh, developing their curiosity and independence as artists.
What inspires your own work?
I create objects and experiences that heighten sensory perception, appealing to touch, smell, hearing, and movement; questioning the dominance of the eye. I’m interested in the performative possibilities of sculpture and drawing, and how we interact as humans. I love the resonance of materials – the different ways they hold memory and energy.