Amy Woodward is a photographic artist currently living and working on Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi Country (Sunshine Coast) Australia.
Intrigued by the quiet magnificence, fragility and fleeting nature of everyday life - and even more so since birthing her first child - Amy approaches her practice with a deep sensitivity and reverence for all stages of life, but pays particular attention to the early motherhood experience and the whirring visual hum of domesticity. Using an honest and intimate storytelling approach, Amy works with a mixture of digital, medium format and 35mm film.
Awards, Publications & Exhibitions
2021 Finalist, William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, exhibited at the Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne
2021 Semi-finalist, Head On Photo Awards, exhibited at Paddington Reservoir Gardens, Sydney
2021 Finalist, Photo Collective Stories Award, Printed in Stories, 2021
2021 Finalist, Australian Photography Awards, Portrait Category
2021 3rd Place, The Independent Photographer Portrait Award and Exhibited at CLB, Berlin
2021 Shortlisted, Palm* Photo Prize and Exhibition at 10 41 Gallery, London
2020 Finalist, Australian Photography Awards, Portrait Category
2016 'HONEST' solo exhibition and photo-book launch, Tinning Street, Melbourne
2016 Winner, CCP Salon Instagram competition sponsored by Leica, exhibited at Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne.
2015 35ppm Group Exhibition and print-on-demand experiment, Bloom Publishing & Tinning Street
2014 'Homebodies' Group Exhibition, Melbourne
2014 Nikon Award for Photographic Excellence, RMIT
2013 RMIT BA Photography Highest GPA scholarship Winner
These photographs are a celebration of the human body. I want to honour and elevate the various bodies we as humans inhabit - exploring their porous textures, their tension & tenderness, their stretch & release, as well as the ways in which they can mimic landscapes or inanimate forms. I love observing the way light articulates, sculpts and caresses us.
Over the past few years, I've been collecting some of my favourite pieces; they now rest harmoniously together and are amplified in their interplay of forms. The warmth, the softness, the vulnerability of bare skin - the way that water beads and sand clings, all laid bare in this collection.
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