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Amy Dynan

Amy Dynan

Art Form: Visual Art

Residency Year: 2024

Lives / Works: Sydney, Eora

I am a Sydney-based artist best known for my dramatic landscapes that merge realism with abstract sensibilities to document sublimity in nature. Using pastels and oils, my aesthetic evokes the sublime to inspire a sense of love and care for environment beyond the human. I am curious about how we encounter sublime moments and the reverence that emerges through relationship with the landscape and the deeper parts of ourselves.

I have a Bachelor of Art History, Master of Contemporary Art and Master of Fine Arts (Research) from the University of Sydney, and my practice straddles a nuanced balance between conceptual rigour and classical skill. I have exhibited in public, commercial and regional galleries since 2012, and been a finalist in numerous art prizes including the Dobell Art Prize, Adelaide Perry Prize, Doug Moran Portrait Prize and Black Swan Prize. I have been selected for residencies at Bundanon Trust, Tweed Regional Gallery, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (Hill End AiR), Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and international residencies in France and Norway. I am represented by Stanley Street Gallery.

In Residence at Bundanon

As the environmental crisis becomes harder to ignore, alternate ways of framing our relationship with the land garner greater importance. During the Bundanon residency program, I plan to develop a series of site-specific landscapes that explore new aesthetic perspectives on the social and environmental challenges confronting our land. Specifically, I will use the residency opportunity for the development of a new material direction in my studio practice. Up until now my focus has been charcoal and pastel drawings. Recently I’ve commenced experimenting with large scale, hyperreal finger-paintings and wish to take the time to emulate the techniques with oil paint.

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