Amanda Bennetts is a photo-media, installation and video artist in the final year of her
Bachelor of Fine Arts at Queensland College of Art (QCA), Griffith University. Her work is influenced by the human body and explores human themes including fragility, the self and the medical encounter. Amanda’s practice is process-driven. She engages with materiality, uses found scientific apparatus, and incorporates medical imagery to investigate the lived experience of the ill and medicalised body.
Amanda is a co-director of IN | artist run initiative at the Old Lockup in Maroochydore as well as the founder and co-curator of the 40 Under 40 Exhibition and Art Prize (2020-2022 ). In 2021, Amanda was invited to participate in Floating Land Festival, Noosa, Australia's premier art in the environment event, exhibiting her public installation Message Obscura. The same year, her work was curated in Undergrowth among QCA students’ most innovative and conceptually coherent work. Amanda’s high aptitude for art was earlier recognised through the award of the QCA Art in Bark Bursary (2019). In 2019, Amanda was a Finalist in the Queensland Regional Art Awards and her work subsequently toured to QCA’s Pop Gallery, as well as galleries in Hervey Bay, Moranbah, Roma, Charters Towers, Charleville, Gatton, Ingham, Toowoomba, Chinchilla, Winton, Toogoolawah and Goondiwindi. Amanda's work has been exhibited in private and regional galleries in Queensland.