Australian artist Amanda Parer’s edgy and ephemeral artworks explore the natural world, its fragility and our role within it. With startlingly beautiful creatures enlarged and frozen within their chosen habitats. When viewing one of these iconic, mostly feral animals inhabiting a beautifully haunting landscape, the environmental message is enhanced by the artist’s finely crafted traditional technique in any of her chosen mediums such as painting, sculpture and public installation. Parer is an artist originally from Sydney but now resides in Tasmania where her work has been acquired by both public and private collections. She has been selected for notable national competitions including five times for the Blake Prize, as well as for the Glover Prize in 2008, 2012 & 2013.
Amanda’s major public art installation Intrude was a prominent work in the 2014 Vivid Festival in Sydney. In 2015 Intrude has been on display at the Winter Festival – South Bank in London, England, the Licht Festival in Ghent in Belgium, the Fiesta Festival Perth Australia, the Science Festival in Gothenburg Sweden, Le Moulin Jaune Paris France, the Lawn on D in Boston, Beakerhead Calgary Canada, the Maroochydore Music and Visual Arts Festival in Queensland, the Aarhus Festival in Denmark, the White Night Festival in Slovakia, the Istanbul Light Festival in Turkey, The Lowry in Manchester United Kingdom and the Winter season in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Amanda has just completed a new light art installation called Fantastic Planet which was commissioned by Winter Lights Festival in London. Her current projects range from developing new artworks for the inaugural Doha Festival in Qatar, Kew Gardens in London to her major art installation Intrude embarking on a major four-city US tour to New York, Houston, Denver and LA, sponsored by Arts Brookfield.