Open Studios - Maroondah Highway
21 & 22 September, 2019
0431 624 204 www.amandaruck.com
Amanda's work can be seen at: Brick Lane Gallery - London!
Weather patterns of my heart
I use weather patterns as a vehicle for emotion. At the base of my paintings landscape creates scale, and often includes pathways and trees to suggest an intimate story.
My work references a light known as ‘the magic hour’.
I invite viewers into these crepuscular landscapes where night is either leaving the day, or descending.
I graduated from the Canberra School of Art in 1988 with a Bachelor of Art, Visual, in printmaking and painting.
After graduating I moved to Melbourne and when landscapes became a major focus I moved to Healesville in 1998.
1984-1988 Bachelor of Art, Visual, Printmaking, Canberra School of Art, ACT
2014 Painted life size fibreglass cow over 3 days, Yarra Valley Dairy, Yering, Vic. Purchased and on display at The Yarra Valley Dairy.
2012 February artist in residence at Montsalvat, Eltham, Vic.
Ongoing Exhibition (works updated every two months)
2011- Punt Road Cellar Door, Punt Road Winery, Coldstream, Vic.
2015 Magic hour, MEMO Gallery, Healesville, Vic.
2014 The interdimensional portal of my heart, Yering Station Art Gallery, Yering, Vic.
2013 Waitress with Gun, MEMO Gallery, Healesville, Vic.
2012 LandEscape Art at Linden Gate, Yarra Glen, Vic.
Montsalvat 28 works from Montsalvat residency,
Artist’s Lounge, Healesville, Vic.
2015 St Michael’s Art Competition Collins St, Melbourne, Vic.
Mount Evelyn Secondary College Exhibition
HelmArt Coombe Gallery, Melba Estate, Coldstream, Vic.
2014 Art of Response Lilydale Museum, Lilydale, Vic.
Yarra Valley Open Studios Group Exhibition Oakridge
2013 30x30 Brunswick St Galleries, Fitzroy, Vic.
Group Show Art at Linden Gate, Yarra Glen, Vic.
Untitled, Ray Oliver Gallery, Mont De Lancey, Wandin, Vic.
Extinction, Three Stories, Healesville, Vic.
2012 Memories MEMO Gallery, Memorial Hall, Healesville, Vic.
Untitled, The Artist’s lounge, Healesville, Vic.
2011 Castellavile Art Prize
Highly Commended, Stones of the Yarra Valley, Vic.
BSG Small works Prize Brunswick St Gallery, Fitzroy, Vic.
Emergence Federation Square, Melbourne, Vic
2011 ABC news, reporting on the Archibald Prize.
Eastern News Beat, Channel 31, 20 min. segment on
2015 Art Journal with Cora Zon Yarra Valley FM, Arts Show, 99.1 FM
2014 Arts Show with Jade Bitar 99.1 FM.
2012 Vox Pop with Ann Creber at TWMA Archibald prize Radio
2011 The Groove is on, Janette Connell, 97.1 FM.
2015 Best in Show, Mount Evelyn Secondary College Exhibition, Mount Evelyn, Vic.
2011 Castellavile Art Prize, Highly Commended, Stones of the Yarra Valley, Yering, Vic.
2012 Mountain Views, article on Montsalvat residency.
2011 Lilydale Yarra Valley Leader, colour images & article.
2011 Maroondah Journal, colour images and article.
2012 Moroolbark Community Annual Art Show, Vic.
2011 Contemporary Sculptors Association, Annual
Exhibition, Vere St, Melbourne, Vic
2014 Yarra Valley Open Studios Group Exhibition, Oakridge Estate Winery Restaurant, Yarra Valley, Vic.