Amanda Ruck

Open Studios - Maroondah Highway
21 & 22 September, 2019

Acrylic Painting

0431 624 204 [email protected]

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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.


Solo Exhibitions 
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.

Group Exhibitions

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

             Estate Winery

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

             current paintings. 


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

             3MD 97.1FM.

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.

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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


Exhibition Coordinator

2014    Yarra Valley Open Studios Group Exhibition,                            Oakridge Estate Winery Restaurant, Yarra Valley, Vic.