Amanda Robbins - Biography & Career
Amanda Robins (1961-) is an Australian contemporary artist who is best known for her sumptuous paintings and large-scale drawings of clothing and drapery.
She trained in Melbourne at the Chisholm Institute of Technology, and the Victorian College of the Arts, but currently resides in Sydney.
Her richly textured and dramatic work falls within a symbolist tradition. It transcends its subject matter with deeply evocative references to the human body that are both imaginative and perceptive.
Her drawings have been frequentally selected to hang in the Dobell Prize for Drawing at the Art Gallery of NSW. Her entry in 2001, Linen dress, was subsequently purchased by Margaret Olley and donated to the gallery.
She has held 8 solo exhibitions, and participated in over 30 group exhibitions.
Her work is held by Artbank, the Art Gallery of NSW, the Benalla Regional Art Gallery in Victoria, and many private collections.