Amanda Goodge

Amanda is a popular Gippsland sculptor.
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Artists Statement
I have a diploma of Art and Design from Prahran College of Advanced Education ( 70"s).
I worked as a ceramic artist in Melbourne before moving to Seaton in Gippsland 16 years ago.
My husband and I built a stone house and studio which were recently destroyed by the bush-fires.
I have been creating wood sculptures for the past eight years. My works are small assemblages of wood collected from the bush. Some pieces may be enhanced by the addition of rusted metal, wire or clay.
It is my intention to honour the natural processes of weathering etc., by not altering the materials too much. Therefore they possess a natural quality, a spirit, about them. This means that I personally place the least amount of impact on the environment.They are created in a spiritual manner.
Education:
Diploma of Art and Design Prahran College of Advanced Education.My creative expression took a new direction seven years ago and I have been consistently creating wood sculptures since then.
Representing Gallery:
- Cowwarr Art Space www.cowwarr.comExhibitions and Prizes:2007 - Cowwarr Art Space, Left Overs & Takeaways, Group Exhibition2006 - Gippsland Gallery Sale, Sculpture Courtyard,Journey (Backyards & Inwards)2005 - "Made in East Gippsland" Nicholson St Bairnsdale- Cowwarr Art Space, Summer Takeaway, Group Exhibition- North East Victoria Sculpture Event, Ephemeral andPeople"s Choice Awards2004 - Cowwarr Art Space, Recent Works Solo- Telstra building A.S.V annual show.- Walker St Gallery Solo exhibition, Dandenong.- "Winter Wood and Things" touring group exhibition.Cowwarr Art Space and Nicholson St Bairnsdale.- Wyndham Contemporary Sculpture Prize Winner, Werribee City,- Cowwarr Art Space, From the Artist Stable , Group Exhibition2003 - Good Wood Show at Artists Garden.- Wangaratta Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Winner,- Yarragon Sculpture Prize Winner , Victoria.- Walker Street Gallery "She- The Spirit Of Life."- Orbost Wood Design Exhibition. highly commended2002 - The Contemporary Sculptors Members" Show.- Yerling Station Sculpture Exhibition.- "Art on Tour" Touring Exhibition in regional Gippsland,- ASV Annual Show, Second prize- Becton Biennial Sculpture Exhibition at GasworksSculpture Park, Melbourne.- Melbourne International Flower Show, Garden Sculpture.- Short listed Smorgon Steel Contemporary Art Prize.- First prize at Callignee Sculpture Exhibition2001 - Cowwarr Art Space Solo Exhibition.- Moreland Sculpture Prize.- Smorgon Steel Contemporary Sculpture Prize Winner- Melbourne International Flower Show Highly Commended.2000 - ARC Yinnar Art Prize- Artist"s Garden group exhibition Melbourne.- Out Door Sculpture Prize Melbourne InternationalFlower Show Short listed- Maffra Exhibition Space Solo Exhibition- Winner of Orbost Australian Wood Design Sculpture Prize1998 - Winner Orbost Australian Wood Design Sculpture prizeAcquisitions:2004 - City of Greater Dandenong for the performing arts centre.2003 - NevR Waste Acquisition award1998 - Cowwarr Art Space Collection- Numerous Private Collections: