Amanda Davies

Tasmanian Field Guide, 2016

oil on linen

168 x 186cm

From the artist

A composite guide to the Tasmanian landscape sourced from three distinct print media subjects, providing insight into the formation of the contemporary landscape. Tourism uses Tasmanian Adventure, the essential 1950’s tourist guide that advertised urban hotspots; Faith uses Planting a Faith that illustrated the impact of the Christian faith on the spiritual and urban landscape; and Mapping uses torn and worn maps of the island.

Artist background

Born Melbourne 1968. Live and works from Premaydena, Tasmania. Exhibiting since late 1990s. Finalist in Portia Geach Award 2009; City of Hobart Art Prize 2005; Conrad Jupiter Art Prize 2003. Recipient of Rosamund McCulloch Paris Studio 2007 & Shotgun Professional Development Program 2011.