Ami Horrocks is the recipient of the Yorkshire Graduate Award 2022 and completed her residency at YSP through to April 2023. Horrocks’ practice explores landscape through the female lens, lost female histories and goddess theory, drawing inspiration from her own experiences of motherhood.
She explores principles of care in relation to the environment and landscape, considering the gestures and traces we make on the land. Recently, she has been investigating the origin story of Circe the witch, her pharmaka, later medieval herb witches, contemporary ecofeminism and emergent queer ecologies.
I make iconic symbols of women in the landscape, I have a ritualistic practice, and am interested in the political and psychological ramifications of symbols on the feminist movement.- Ami Horrocks
Grace CliffordWCCD x YSP Residency 2023
Deborah RundleYSP and Te Tuhi New Zealand-UK Residency Award
Ami Horrocks: Yorkshire Graduate Award 2022–Ami Horrocks is the recipient of the Yorkshire Graduate Award 2022. During her time at YSP Horrocks has spent time working in the Boathouse and has been particularly drawn to water, inspired by the European folklore of Melusine, a female spirit of water.
Jessica RostYorkshire Graduate Award 2021