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 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

 

PRIZES

2019 Finalist Glover Prize, Tasmania

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

2012- 2017 Finalist Warringah 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

2019 The Other Art Fair, Sydney

2018 Ocean Water Shore: Art Gallery on Darling Sydney

2018 The View of Two: Sydney Road Gallery Sydney

2017-19 Monthly Group shows: Sydney Road Gallery Sydney

2017 Land: Manly Art Gallery and Museum Sydney

2017 Solo exhibition: 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 Sydneyy

2011 Art 57: Donation raised $1500 Sydney

2009 Art 55: Donation raised $1270 Sydney

2008 Solo exhibition: Angel Café Sydney

2000 Graduation Exhibition: UNSW COFA Gallery Sydney 

1999-2003 Manly Arts Festival: Manly Sydney

1996 The Ground Show: UNSW COFA Gallery Sydney

EXPERIENCE

2018-2019: Resident artist Sydney Road Gallery

2018: Presentation at Manly Art Gallery and Museum

2005- 2017: Visual Arts Teacher, Manly Selective Campus Sydney

2000-2002: Portrait Photographer

© 2015 by Amanda Tye