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.
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. Recent work from these endeavours has been exhibited in The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2019 and The London Festival of Architecture 2020.
Amelia was also commissioned by Brent Council to take a series of portraits to celebrate the lives of Brent council tenants for The Addison Act Centenary Exhibition commemorating 100 years of council homes and the start of social housing.
Last year Amelia exhibited at The Roundhouse in a collaboration with FUBUNATION. This work is now on exhibition at Velorose in partnership with The Whitechapel Gallery. This series of images tackles the ‘myth of masculinity within the Pan – African diaspora’.