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Amy Dynan: Water

The award-winning artist ventures deep into these dramatic landscapes

Stanley Street Gallery presents Water, the much anticipated exhibition by Sydney-based artist Amy Dynan. Dynan is known for her innovation, exquisite technical skill and dynamic approach to drawing. The forthcoming exhibition reveals an approach that displays fluidity, feeling and gestural expression. Since graduating with a Master of Fine Art from Sydney College of the Arts in 2017, Dynan has received many awards and grants. Her most recent achievements are – Finalist in 2019 Dobell Drawing Prize; Finalist 2019 & 2018 Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize; Finalist 2017 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize and Winner 2016 Myself Art Prize.

Water is a solo exhibition of drawings inspired by Amy’s recent art residencies in France, Iceland and Norway. Venturing deep into these dramatic landscapes Amy explores the movement of water as a symbol for who and what we are. In this series, the dynamics of light and shade are a metaphor for the opposites in nature and in ourselves, resulting in landscapes that hover between real and surreal, material and ethereal.

“My charcoal drawing practice merges photo realism with abstract sensibilities to explore the beauty of being alive. For me, the dynamics of light and shade in my drawings are a metaphor for the opposites in nature. Light and darkness are interdependent – one unfolds ceaselessly out of the other” – Amy Dynan

“Fresh, free and full of feeling” is the description Amy Dynan ascribes to her forthcoming exhibition. Over the past six months, the 33-year-old artist has been working on her latest series of charcoal works on paper, fuelled by an epic stint of international travel and residencies (2018) in France, Scotland, Iceland and Norway after receiving the 2018 CREATENSW Professional Development Grant, the 2018 KUNSTNARHUSET MESSEN Artist in Residence, ÅLVIK, Norway; 2018 DRAWInternational and more.



Wednesdays to Fridays, 11am to 6pm
Saturdays, 11am to 5pm

Wednesday 26 June to Saturday 20 July 2019


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