Amy Haigh (she/her)
Artist & Researcher
2023 Guildford Design Awards 2023[...] [art.], Guildford Dragon
2023 HABITAT shortlisted for Guildford Design Awards 2023 [webp.]
2023 HABITAT project [webp.], the Reclaim Network
2022 HABITAT: Community Eco Spaces [webp.], Surrey Hills Arts
2020 A Conversation with Amy Haigh [art.], Dodington, N.
2020 Amy Haigh’s Interworlding Objects [art.], Dodington, N.
2019 IED Archive, A Series of Intermediate[...] [post], Walker, K.
2019 RCA Show 2019 School of Communication [art.], Bond, J.
2018 Art & Tech Summit [event], Birmingham Open Media
2016 Discovering the Post-Digital Art School [rep., p.54], Webb, Deakin
2014 Information design: In practice[...] [book, p.11], InformForm
2019 Royal College of Art, MA Information Experience Design
2015 Camberwell College of Art, BA Graphic Design Hons
2012 CCW UAL, Foundation Diploma in Art & Design
Amy Haigh (B. 1991) is an artist & researcher focusing on methods of anthrozoological† storytelling through objects and installation. Drawn to the concept of rituals / desire / play working as tools to encourage empathy, she uses a range of sculptural media to both present ︎︎ unearth unseen ecological narratives.
Her work imagines objects from speculative worlds in which all living beings are understood as fully interconnected and categorisations are highly fluid. Sometimes playing with the notion of the nonsensical, her work attempts to awaken alternate ways of ecological thinking and dreaming.
She prefers that her work is accessible and presented in public space, with priority given to community-led projects. With professional training and experience in animal care and many hours spent conducting field research, she enjoys creating work that ranges from highly functional to purely speculative.
Amy received an M.A. in Information Experience Design from the Royal College of Art in 2019, prior to this she worked as an Environmental Graphic Designer and researcher specialising in exhibition design, with a B.A. (Hons) in Graphic Design from University of the Arts London.
Please feel free to get in touch for any commissions, collaborations, or conversations related to the intersection of ethology / ecology / anthrozoology and art. This includes sculpture, consultation, research, art workshops, and digital work.
†interactions between people and non-human animals. (In this case specifically wild animals).