Amy Goodman

Amy’s BookBench will be called ‘Jane and Her Forgotten Peers’

Amy Goodman, Artist in Residence at Winchester University has designed the bench titled ‘Jane and Her Forgotten Peers’. It wishes to honour just some of the largely forgotten female literary giants of yesteryear, alongside Miss Austen.

In 2012 Amy was commissioned by the University to make an elegant bronze ‘Angel’, who welcomes visitors to it’s King Alfred campus. A number of her other sculptural works can be seen around the University grounds…

In 2015 Amy had the honour of having her life-size WW1 Memorial sculpture of a War Horse & Trooper unveiled by Princess Anne in Romsey. She is currently completing ‘Pegasus & Bellerophon’, the dynamic emblem of the Airborne forces; a 2 metre high bronze for the 16 Air Assault Brigade’s HQ in Colchester. 

Throughout her career Amy has enjoyed supporting a number of charities through the auctioning of her work; and when the opportunity came to be involved with the ‘Sitting With Jane’ Book bench sculpture Trail, she jumped at the chance.

 She states: “I love the idea of the public finding and interacting with the different benches as part of this special event commemorating the 200th Anniversary of Jane Austen’s death.”