Holding Breath, Amy & Oliver Thomas-Irvine, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Cornwall, UK, 2021 | Image: courtesy of the artists

Amy & Oliver Thomas-Irvine

In our next Mixing It Up feature, Amy & Oliver Thomas-Irvine share their collaborative practice, artists to watch and the inspiration around their work. We first worked with Amy & Oliver 5-years ago as part of our Dialogues 5 critical dialogue programme and proud to renew our connections as we enter our 10th year.

Amy and Oliver Thomas-Irvine’s work spans across sculpture, installation, performance, photography, drawing and print. Thomas-Irvine is interested in the point in which form, nature and culture intersect and they build relationships with tectonic, architectonic and anthropological tension, traces and release. They are influenced by objects, materials and structures that are physically compelling and responsive to their environment.

Artists Amy Thomas-Irvine (b.1986, Manchester, UK) and Oliver Thomas-Irvine (b.1986 Portstewart, N.Ireland) live and work in Cornwall. They formed in 2008 due to a shared raw aesthetic and interest in the physicality of space and creating live sculptural environments. Selected solo exhibitions include: Holding Breath, public sculpture commission, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Cornwall, UK, 2020; Inhale, Exhale, SAPH, The Bund, Shanghai, China, 2019; Speaking Between Somehow The Spaces, Commissioned by Slate Projects, Averard Hotel, London, 2018; Binlang, Gallery333, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, 2018, Monday Morning, OVERHEAD, To_Bridges, Bronx, New York, 2016.