Amelia Lancaster originally trained as an architect and set designer before becoming an artist and photographer. She won a National Set Design Competition to work at the BBC and worked as an Art Director on Channel 4 for a contemporary Opera.
Amelia’s work has been exhibited in The Courtauld Institute East Wing Biennial, Proud and Velorose Galleries. Her work has been published in ICON Magazine, The Architects Journal, and The Times. She was featured as ‘Artist of The Day’ and in several collections on saatchiart.com
Since November 2017 Amelia has been Artist in Residence for the London Borough of Brent on The South Kilburn Housing Estate. She is documenting the urban transformation of the area during an extensive period of regeneration through exclusive access to all the empty blocks, demolition, and construction sites. This combines her interests of Brutalist Architecture and Modernist Housing Estates.
Amelia is also Art Director and Photographer on ‘Reconstruction’ a site specific project on the South Kilburn Estate which she has set up with a sound artist for the residents to express their feelings about the regeneration through a series of poetry and dance workshops run by choreographers and a poet from the estate. She is photographing these to animate and project onto the remaining boarded up blocks to create an installation which will form part of the Brent London Borough of Culture 2020 events. Recent work from these endeavours has been shortlisted for The Ashursrt Emerging Artist Exhibition and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2019.