Amanda Morgan is a visual artist who makes street art, public art, video and site specific installation. She has been practicing since 1988 during which time she has completed a BFA, Honours (RMIT), a GDipEd (University of Melbourne), and a Master of Fine Art by Research (Victorian College of the Arts).
Her work is concerned with other ways of seeing the changing world of our cities through developments of playfully active urban spaces. She regularly uses photography, drawing, projection, software and video to animate architecture. By drawing on visual arts significant capacity to involve people across diverse communities, her imagery frequently plays on iconography from the localized landscape where the final work is to be installed and discovered.
Morgan’s work features in numerous local and international collections and has won several awards and extensive public commissions. Recent photographic and light installation commissions include: 2015 Melbourne Art Trams project commissioned by Melbourne Festival, Yarra Trams and Creative Victoria; 2015 White Night Melbourne commission; 2014 projections on Geelong City Hall commissioned by Geelong City Council; 2014 Streetworks public art photography commissioned by Maribyrnong City Council and Vic Roads, 2013 Victoria Park Stadium I year projection commissioned by City of Yarra.
Working primarily with digital media during in the last 15 years, Morgan has produced over sixty public works for local government and public events, exhibited over one hundred video works and contributed to over seventy curated group exhibitions and projections locally and internationally. She has produced and contributed to numerous arts initiatives including: digital media projects and workshops with remote communities in the WA desert; selection committee’s with artist run galleries, arts education workshops, contemporary video art series for alternative television, and generated numerous installations and works with architects, designers and filmmakers.
She has lectured and been a tutor in Projection and Installation studios at the Victorian College of the Arts, Art History and Indigenous Education at IKE Deakin University and NMIT, and in various Visual Art and education capacities at RMIT, Swinburne, Melbourne University, and Victoria University since 2000.
Image: Water Damage, video installation, 2011.