Sand Extraction in the Surrey Hills – a documentary in the making

28th March 2018

Amanda Loomes is making a short experimental documentary film as part of Surrey Unearthed, a project that is exploring the natural materials of the Surrey Hills landscape through art.

Amanda is using the sand quarries in East Surrey for her work which will examine the historic legacy of material extractions, consider the work that is being undertaken to make the sites into wildlife habitats and the long-term effect of continued extraction of sand.

Her film will also focuses on people and she will profile the workers today and in the past.

Take a look at a short clip of Amanda’s documentary so far, which shows the sand being extracted.

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For the past ten years, Amanda Loomes has created experimental documentary films preoccupied by people at work, focusing on the effort of people whose work goes unnoticed, or work that becomes erased or undone. Recent projects include Spiky Black, Chalkwell Park Rose Garden, 2017. Shoreham Sculpture Trail and The Mesh, Watermans Art Centre, 2017. Her project, Keepers, at the National Trust property at Lyme in 2016 examined gamekeepers, housekeepers, head keepers, timekeepers and their stories. Amanda was selected for the Jerwood Open Forest, Jerwood Space.

Discover more about Amanda and her work here;