Curriculum Vitae

Education

2006
PhD College of Fine Arts, University of NSW
1999
MFA Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
1986
BFA Chisholm Institute of Technology,(Monash University), Melbourne

Professional Experience and Employment

2010
Tutor, CAE, NGV
2009
Host – Slow Art Day – NGV International
2008
Paper – Slow Art, ACUADS, Griffith University, Queensland
2007
Paper – From Bell Jars to Nets - Sylvia Plath Symposium, Oxford University,
UK paper has been published online through the Indiana University website. View here.
2006-
Studio Head, Painting and Drawing, South Australian School of Art
Tutor, Sydney Community College
2000-06
Tutor, WEA Sydney
2005
Research paper – "Meditative process in painting and drawing", Research week – College of Fine Arts
2004
Artist's assistant, Biennale of Sydney
2003
Visiting lecturer, College of Fine Arts
2001-3
Lecturer, Drawing (Enmore Design Centre), Sydney; Visiting Lecturer, (Sutherland Institute of TAFE)
1999-2001
Lecturer, Drawing Department (National Art School), Sydney
1996
Curatorial assistant, Australian Art Department (Art Gallery of NSW)
1993
Lecturer, Drawing (Sculpture Department, RMIT)
 
Visiting Lecturer (Victorian College of the Arts)
1992
Tutor, Painting Department (RMIT) Tutor (Victorian College of the Arts), Melbourne
 
Tutor, Council of Adult Education, Melbourne

Solo Exhibitions

2007
Second Skins MARS Gallery, Melbourne
2006
What Lies Beneath, Tin Sheds, Sydney
2002
Hypochondria Series, Mary Street Studios, Sydney
2001
bodymaps, Mary Street Studios, Sydney
1998
Crawford Gallery, Sydney
1995
Introit, Crawford Gallery, Sydney
1993
Snedronningen, Studio 12 at 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
1991
Gore Street Gallery, Melbourne
1989
Gore Street Gallery, Melbourne

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010
Constellations, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
2009
Tallinn Drawing Triennial, Estonia
Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing PLC Sydney
City of Hobart Art Prize,Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
The Sense of Touch, Macquarie University Art Gallery, NSW
2008
The Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
House of Phillips Fine Art Drawing Prize, Sydney
Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, PLC Sydney
2007
Stilled – exhibition to accompany the 75 Sylvia Plath Symposium, Oxford, UK
Quirk, SASA Gallery, Fenn Place, Adelaide
 
Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing (Highly Commended), PLC, Croydon, NSW
2006
Chinese Whispers Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
 
Works on Paper by Lecturers from the South Australian School of Art, China
2005
Dobell Prize for Drawing, 2005, Art Gallery of NSW
2004
Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery (touring)
 
Hutchins Art Prize, Hobart, The Alice Prize, Alice Springs, The Year in Art, S.H Ervin Gallery
 
Tim Olsen Drawing Prize, COFA
2003
Deeper Draughts, Sir Herman Black Gallery, University of Sydney
 
The Dobell Prize for Drawing, 2003, Art Gallery of NSW
 
Ten Years of the Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of NSW
 
The Kedumba Prize, Wentworth Falls, N.S.W.
 
The Hazlehurst Art Prize, Sutherland, N.S.W.
 
The Hutchins Art Prize, Hobart, Tasmania
 
Series, College of Fine Arts, Sydney
 
Fibres, Westside Gallery, Sydney
2002
Jacaranda Aqcuisitive Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery (touring around Australia)
 
The Hutchins Art Prize, Hobart, Tasmania
 
The Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong Regional Gallery, Vic.
2000
The Hazlehurst Art Prize, Sutherland, N.S.W.
 
Dobell Prize For Drawing, 2000, Art Gallery of New South Wales
 
The Blake Prize, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
 
The Hutchins Art Prize, Hobart, Tasmania
 
The Alice Prize, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs
 
The Dobell Prize for Drawing, 2000, Art Gallery of New South Wales
1998
The Hutchins Art Prize, The Hutchins School, Sandy Bay, TAS
 
Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1995
Telling tales – Narrative Elements in Contemporary Art, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne
1994
Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery
 
Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
 
The Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery Of New South Wales
1992
Third International Biennal Of Pastel Drawing, Saint-Quentin, France
 
(un) authorised duplication, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
 
Keith and Elizabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship, Victorian College of The Arts Gallery, Melbourne

Awards

2008
House of Phillips Fine Art Drawing Prize
2007
Arts SA project development (new work) grant for Contained
Highly commended, Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, PLC, Early Career
Researcher Award, Art, Architecture and Design, UNISA
2006-2009
Supported researcher, UNISA
2006
NAVA, Artist's Grant for QUIRK
2004
UNSW COFA Cite International des Arts Studio
2003
Australian Postgraduate Award
2001
Peoples Choice Award, Hazlehurst Art Award
1999
Faculty Scholarship, National Art School
1996
Project Grant, Visual Arts / Craft Board of the Australia Council
1994
Alice Prize, Araluen Arts Centre, Northern Territory, Highly Commended
1991
Project Grant, Visual Arts / Craft Board of the Australia Council
1990
Christine Abrahams Award, Victorian College of the Arts Drawing Award, Victorian College of the Arts
1989
National Gallery of Victoria, Women's Society Award
1986
Works on Paper, Chisholm Graduate Show

Bibliography/Publications

2009
Slow Art ( monograph) VDM, Frankfurt
2008
Beilharz, Kirsty; Vande Moere, Andrew, Sonic drapery as a folding metaphor for a wearable
visualization and sonification display, Visual Communication, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 271-290, August 2008
Second Skins, ACUADS Research report
Vincent Ciccarello UNISA News, May, SA WINNER Drawing prize, The Advertiser, May 7
2007
Frances Johnson, “Sightlines: A Fresh Coat or Two” The Age, Metro, p.13, July 27th, Rohan Trollope,
Fiona Scott-Norman, The Weekend Starts Here: Art, The Age, July 13th
Wendy Walker, The Australian, April 2, Fringe’s Essence in Vibrant Nutshells;
 
Adam Dutkeivicz, Adelaide Independent Weekly, March 24-30;
 
Stephanie Radok, Quirk, Adelaide Review, March 16-29
 
Quirk Catalogue, essays by Pamela Zeplin and Sean Kelly
2006
Chinese Whispers catalogue, essay by Mike Esson
 
John MacDonald, 'To draw or not to draw: that is the question' Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, 30 Sep - 1 Oct
 
Joanna Mendelssohn, 'Fine Art that comes from a broad brush' Higher Education Supplement, The Australian, 18 Oct
 
COFA Magazine, Issue 17, Spring 2006, p. 19 PhD Profile: Amanda Robins
 
'Amanda Robins: What lies beneath' Victoria Hynes, The Sydney magazine, Sydney Morning Herald, 23 February
2005
COFA MAGAZINE, January, Summer 05, p.7
2004
JADA Catalogue, The Hutchins Art Prize Catalogue
2003
'Battle Lines drawn as some see the light on artwork', Elizabeth Fortescue, Daily Telegraph, 13 Sep
 
The Hutchins Art Prize Catalogue, 'Art prize entries like chalk and cheese', Heidi Maier, Courier Mail, 7 Apr
 
Ten Years of the Dobell Prize for Drawing Catalogue Art Gallery of NSW,
 
Hendrik Kolenberg 'Drawing the spotlight' Look Magazine, Art Gallery Society, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2002
Robert Nelson, 'Prize show offers fascinating tour of new directions,' The Age, 21 Sep
 
'A perfect night at the Bergs' William Petley, Sunday Telegraph, 19 May
2001
'Critics picks,' Victoria Hynes, Sydney Morning Herald, Metro, 24 Aug
 
Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award Catalogue, Grafton Regional Gallery
1997
Bruce James, 'Me, myself an eye', Sydney Morning Herald, 31 Oct
1996
'The art of you beaut country' Rita Erlich, The Age, 8 Jun
 
Images 3: Contemporary Australian Painting, (cover image) Nevil Drury,
 
Craftsman House, G+B Arts International; 'Good oil on country canvases', Zelda Cawthorne, Herald Sun, 23 Nov
1994
(un)authorised duplication Exhibition Catalogue, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
 
John McDonald, 'Dreams of hope and menace', Art Review, Sydney Morning Herald, 18 Mar
 
Christopher Heathcote, 'Artist examines burdens put on women', Art Review, The Age, Melbourne, 29 Apr
1992
Public Sphere, Private Space, Exhibition Catalogue, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
1989
International Biennial of Pastel Drawing, exhibition catalogue

Residencies

2005
Cite International Des Arts, Paris
1995
Residency and scholarship in Gunnery studios, Sydney
1992-94
Studio Artist, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne

Collections

 
Art Gallery of New South Wales
 
Art Bank
 
Benalla Regional Art Gallery
 
Private collections in Australia and overseas