Amanda van Gils is a female artist born in Australia, currently working in Fraser Coast, HERVEY BAY, Queensland, Australia.
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Born in Australia, Amanda van Gils obtained a Bachelor of Art in Fine Arts, Monash University Melbourne, 1989 and a Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), also in Melbourne in 2000.

Since 2000, van Gils has exhibited in over 90 exhibitions including 18 solo exhibitions and as a finalist in a number of national art prizes

Working primarily in oil painting, van Gils’ work deals with the pace of contemporary life and the impact of technology on how we experience our surroundings, through the genre of landscape painting. Focusing on the often disregarded and ordinary landscapes that are rushed past on the way to some undefined destination, her work draws together ideas of ‘landscape’ with how we experience nature in this busy digital age.

In addition to her own practice, van Gils has curated exhibitions, most recently the Exchange exhibition which incorporated an art swap amongst 55 artists from around Australia at Gatakers Artspace, Maryborough Qld (2011) and in 2010 the Net Work exhibition involving 38 contemporary artists at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

In 2010 van Gils relocated from Melbourne to Queensland where she now resides with her artist husband and their young son.

During 2013 Amanda has solo exhibitions scheduled in each of her representing galleries in New South Wales, Melbourne and Gold Coast, along with the final leg of “The In-Between Places” tour.

2013 Exhibitions

Twice Removed
19 Feb – 9 March 13
Catherine Asquith Gallery, VIC

Bright Places
16 May – 3 June13
Art Piece Gallery, NSW

The In-Between Places
16 April – 11 May 13
Pine Rivers Art Gallery Qld
and
6 June – 29 June 13
rex-livingston art dealer Sydney

New Work
Sept 13
Anthea Polson Art, Qld

Becoming Home (4 years in Queensland)
Oct – Dec 13
Noosa Regional Art Gallery, Qld

Married to fellow artist Vito Manfredi
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