Amanda Williams (AU)
The Alpine Moth
Image: Amanda Williams, Mount Buffalo plateau, Mount Buffalo National Park (#12), 2020. Courtesy the artist and the Commercial.
Near the intersection of Albert Road and Domain Road, Melbourne
Outdoor work – accessible all hours
Amanda Williams’ work draws parallels between the history of photography and the natural and built environment, addressing inherent and at times hidden layers of history that inform our understanding of a site. She works with analogue film and outdated materials that often leave a visible trace in the final photographs.
This project is inspired by resting sites of the Bogong moth (aka the Alpine moth) in Victoria’s North East Alpine Region. Due to climate change and urban development along their migration route, moth numbers have been declining drastically. Williams sees the moth’s fate as an allegory of the times we live in.
Commissioned by Photo Australia and the Metro Tunnel Creative Program for PHOTO 2021
On display from 18 February 2021
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Q&A with Amanda Williams: National Photography Prize 2018 winner and panelist
Amanda Williams is a Sydney-based artist known for her work that examines the history of landscape photography and architectural modernism. In 2018 Amanda won the National Photography Prize and now a selection panelist for the 2020 Prize. We spoke [...]