Amanda Stuart’s sculptural works produce objects that sit in the environment to incite psychic re-imaginings of old, unhealed wounds between humans and unwanted animals. Embedded in a materiality of the Australian regional landscape and its fauna, her works refer to the social, cultural, ethical and political difficulties surrounding contested estranged human/animal relations within contested landscapes. Her practice embraces drawing, installation, object making and in-situ photographic documentation. She has a PhD in Visual Arts and currently lectures in the Environment Studio and Foundation as well as being a Technical Officer in the Sculpture workshop, at the ANU School of Art.
pelt, 2009, riggers gloves, 73 x 114 cm, image care of CMAG
mongrel country: nil tenure, 2010, mixed media dimensions variable, image Artist
bush pack, 2011, silicon bronze, dimensions variable, image Artist
lines of desire, 2013, shearer’s beds, mild steel, LED torches, lanolin, dingo urine, wool blankets, image David Patterson
the bed i lie in, 2013, shearer’s beds, mild steel, LED torches, lanolin, dingo urine, wool blankets, image David Patterson
the year of the watersnake, 2013-15, found Australian cedar boat, garden hose, nails, graphite/wax, image Jon Stuart