Recently graduating from UNSW with Drawing M.A. in 2014, Amanda Farquharson has a creative and organic practice exploring landscape through disciplines of Sculpture and Drawing.
Curious of unusual deposits and found elements in nature has led Farquharson to exploring & re-composing sculptural “Tree Creatures” through various traditional techniques of binding/weaving/twining.
Works on Paper describe the literal landscape through folding and binding curious “found” elements with pigment pours and eco-dyes in “Paper-play”. Using this as a means of loosely mapping country when overdrawing with locally sourced ochres and stick or reed pens.
An active member of the Tree Veneration Society – an artist collaborative headed by Louise Fowler Smith- UNSW, with numerous sculptural installations at Beams Festival- Chippendale, and well attended & repeated workshops including Science in the Swamp – Centennial Park, Science in the Park – Australian Botannical Gardens Mount Annan, Summerama- Bondi and National Tree Day – Bronte.