Amanda Williams (born in Sydney, lives and work in Sydney, New South Wales)
Amanda is an installation and photomedia artist whose work explores the history of photography and architectural modernism.
Her work investigates the way our natural and built environment embodies the thoughts, practices and feelings of another time and place. The work evolves out of the photographic documentation of select locations – often iconic modernist buildings and ‘brutal’ landscapes. She challenges the very medium of photography by altering standard procedures of developing gelatin silver prints to produce photographs that are active and changeable rather than fixed. In her work the photographic image is an event in itself, not simply the witness to, and recorder of, events.
Recent exhibitions include An elegy to apertures at the Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) Melbourne, 2017; Silver & Salt: Experimental Photography, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, 2016; and Towards a new architecture, Firstdraft, Sydney, 2015.
In 2015, Amanda was a finalist in the Bowness Photography Prize, Monash University Gallery, and the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award. She completed a Master of Fine Art by Research degree at Sydney College of Arts, Sydney University in 2015.