Amanda Tye is a landscape painter and her work presents with a unique blend of abstraction and representation. Her large paintings sing of Australia and she works in her studio hidden in the bush on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

After practising her art while pursuing a career as a Secondary School Visual Arts Teacher for more than 15 years Tye left teaching to paint full time.

She has been a finalist in the Southern Buoy Landscape Prize 2020, Glover Prize 2019, Fleurieu Art Prize 2018, Mosman Art Prize 2011 and won Northern Beaches Art Prize Peoples choice. 

Amanda has sold many commissions to private and corporate clients nationally and internationally, and her work can be viewed at Sydney Road Gallery or at her art studio.

 "The landscape as a subject matter, is my vehicle for escape. By sectioning the view into shapes, I can capture different emotional responses to my surroundings and experiences on the one surface. I am interested in a practice that swings between responding to the world as I see it, and a creative process that happens outside my conscious awareness. My background in photography and sculpture, and a passion for architecture may be why I love to play with perspective, form and colour and to solve the puzzle of composition. I also omit people to create an idealistic and much needed quiet representation of the world.” 

Amanda Tye

BIO

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

2002          Bachelor of Art Education:  College of Fine Arts, University of NSW

2000          Bachelor of Fine Arts:  College of Fine Arts, University of NSW

 

CURATED EXHIBITIONS AND PRIZES

2020           Finalist Southern Buoy Landscape Prize Melbourne

2019           Finalist Glover Prize, Tasmania

2019           Home Affairs, Manly Art Gallery and Museum ,Sydney

2019           The Other Art Fair ,Sydney

2018           Finalist Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize: Stump Hill Gallery, Adelaide

2017           Land: Manly Art Gallery and Museum Sydney

2012-17      Finalist Northern Beaches Art Prize Sydney

2015           Winner Peoples Choice Award: Warringah Art Prize General Category Sydney

2011           Finalist Mosman Art Prize: Mosman Art Gallery Sydney

2010           Winner Peoples Choice Award: Warringah Art Prize General Category

SOLO/ GROUP SHOWS

2020           Solo: A Coastline and Between, Thienny Lee Gallery Sydney

2019           Solo: Beyond the Edge, Sydney Road Gallery Sydney

2019           The Other Art Fair, Sydney

2018           Duo: Ocean Water Shore: Art Gallery on Darling Sydney

2018           Duo: The View of Two: Sydney Road Gallery Sydney

2017-20      Monthly Group shows: Sydney Road Gallery Sydney

2017           Land: Manly Art Gallery and Museum Sydney

2017           Solo: The Colour Trap Gallery Sydney

2016           Natural to Abstraction exhibition:  Sydney

2014           Soul Works Exhibition: Warringah Creative Space Sydney

2014           First Exposure: If You Like Art Gallery Sydney

2011           Art 57: Donation raised $1500 Sydney

2009           Art 55: Donation raised $1270 Sydney

2008           Solo: Magic Moments Angel Café Sydney

2000           Graduation Exhibition: UNSW COFA Gallery Sydney 

1999-03      Manly Arts Festival: Manly Sydney

1996           The Ground Show: UNSW COFA Gallery Sydney

EXPERIENCE

2018-19:     Resident artist Sydney Road Gallery

2018:          Presentation at Manly Art Gallery and Museum

2005-17:     Visual Arts  Teacher and Photography & Digital Media Teacher, Manly Selective Campus Sydney

2000-02:     Portrait Photographer

© 2015 by Amanda Tye