I am an artist, architect, musician, composer and educator.
I am a collector and teller of stories. Stories make us unique and reveal what bind us together.
I am interested in the empathetic connections between the work and those experiencing it. By collecting information about the world’s elements, telling specific stories, it can be possible to highlight our commonalities and find the universal.
I use varied mediums and styles appropriate to each project; this includes using sound, music, drawing, painting, word, video, performance and installation. People and experience are at the centre of my practice. I am interested in the empathetic connections between the work and those experiencing it. My recent projects include:
• Working with the experiences of those living with neurological disorders.
• The emotion and enthusiasm for a local high street from its shopkeepers.
• Immersive sound and projection installations which including composed audio.
• Conveying aspects and experiences of lockdown.
• Ink drawings and paintings.
• Musical composition and performance to create immersive musical experience
MA Fine Art with Distinction, University of the West of England. 2017-2020
PG Dip Professional Practice in Architecture with Merit, University of Westminster. 2012
MArch Architecture, University of Edinburgh. 2008
MA Architectural Design, University of Edinburgh. 2005
Organisations / On-going Participation:
Masters of Architecture Design Studio Tutor, University of Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Consultant at SRA Architects
FLOORING Collective, Founding Member
TAPS Associate, The Artist Project Space, Bristol
Visual Arts Scotland Associate Member
Scottish Society of Artists, Graduate Member
Story Telling / Telling Stories – The Chelsea Road Project, The Art Cohort, Bath, March 2020
Binary Echoes part of Art on the Hill, Paultow Road, Bristol, October 2019
30 x 30 Online Edition, Scottish Society of Artists, www.s-s-a.org, November-January 2021
TAPS Now, Kosar Contemporary Online, www.kosarcontemporary, November 2020
Disordered States, FaB 1, Fringe Arts Bath, Bath, May-June 2019
Phantom Limits, The Drawing Rooms, Bath, May-September 2019
FOAM Exhibition, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, May 2019
EVERYONE IS VERY HAPPY AND NOT CONFUSED, Hamilton House Gallery, Bristol, May 2018
Art on the Hill, Paultow Road, Bristol, October 2017
Conferences Presentations / Interviews:
Artist Interview – Interview with artists adapting in lockdown, Dispensary Gallery, November 2020. https://dispensarygallery.wordpress.com/2020/11/09/andrew-brooks-2020/
TAPS 33 – Presenting a review of selected projects to artist collective The Artist Project Space, June 2020.
Inclusion / Exclusion : Story Telling / Telling Stories, ‘[IN]Exclusion’ - Postgraduate Colloquium, Bristol, Feb 2020
Prototypes in Sound, ‘Postgraduate Discussion Day’, UWE, Bristol, June 2019
Sound and Body, ‘Bodies, Discourses and Representations’ - Postgraduate Colloquium, Arnolfini, Bristol, Jan 2019