• About Amanda Green

    Ronald Paulson contends that the popularity of Gothic fiction in the 1790s 'was due in part to the widespread anxieties and fears in Europe aroused by the turmoil in France finding a kind of sublimation or catharsis in tales of darkness, confusion, blood and horror' (Representations of Revolution 1789 - 1820, pp. 22.0-1). Similarly, Amanda's artworks turn to the Gothic tradition and reflect the turmoil present in her surroundings: personal and political.

     

    In her most recent body of work each building's purpose acts as the framework for her expression of the dichotomy between self-knowledge and reputation and her investigation into the turmoil present in Cape Town, South African, society.


    The architecture and objects in her work mirror the innermost workings of the self as the architecture in the Gothic tradition acts as a mirror for the characters and plot lines in the story.

     

    Her work, in particular Untitled, also revolves around misunderstandings and miscommunication... things unsaid and unconscious, hidden from view, but made visible.

     

    Amanda received a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art (Honours) degree from the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2000 and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Neuropsychology degree from the University of Cape Town in 2011.

  • Awards & Exhibitions

    A list of where you can find my past works and awards

    Untitled VI

    The Chancellor Oppenheimer Library

    Permanent Collection - University of Cape Town

    Untitled I

    Michaelis School Of Fine Art

    Print Cabinet

    Permanent Collection

    Dean's Merit List

    2000

    Katrine Harries Print Cabinet Award

    2000

    MacIver Scholarship

    1998 & 1999

    The Late Ahuva Glenn Prize For Painting

    1996

  • Do People Know Who You Say You Are

    Photo Collages

    Theatre I (2008 - 2016)

    Theatre II (2008 - 2016)

    Theatre III (2008 - 2016)

    Archive I (2008 - 2016)

    Archive II (2008 - 2016)

    Archive III (2008 - 2016)

    Convention Centre I (2008 - 2016)

    Convention Centre II (2008 - 2016)

    Convention Centre III (2008 - 2016)

    Synagogue I (2008 - 2016)

    Synagogue II (2008 - 2016)

    Synagogue III (2008 - 2016)

    Hotel I (2008 - 2016)

    Hotel II (2008 - 2016)

    Library I (2008 - 2016)

    Library II (2008 - 2016)

  • Untitled

    Etchings/Digital Prints

    Untitled I (2000)

    Housed in the Michaelis School of Fine Art Print Cabinet

    Untitled II (2000)

    Untitled III (2000)

    Untitled IV (2000)

    Untitled V (2000)

    Untitled VI (2000)

    Housed in The Chancellor Oppenheimer Library (University of Cape Town)

    Untitled VII (2000)

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