About

‘Ambers work reveals a poetic transformation of experience. Emotions, feelings and materials have fused in a lyrical abstraction where we move through a field of inventive mark-making, carried by a playful disposition of varied form, colour and line’  Nicholas Harding

Wallis completed a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Photomedia at the Canberra School of Art, ACT and participated in an exchange program with Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Canada in 2002. She completed her Master of Visual Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne in 2008 and was the winner of the tenth Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship in 2008.

Solo exhibitions include Part Time Paintings Edwina Corlette Gallery 2017; Still Life/Cactus/Skelephone, Edwina Corlette Gallery 2015; Flipping the Slip, Gallery 9 Sydney, 2013; New Paintings, Melbourne Art Fair 2012 for Utopian Slumps Melbourne; Dark Gully/Sex Drawings, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2011; Mountains full of sky/salty lines, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane, 2011; I Fuck Mountains, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2010; Dark Gully/Psychic War, Chalk Horse, Sydney, 2010; and Circle of Eagles, Utopian Slumps, Collingwood, 2009.

Selected group exhibitions include Interstice Tristian Koenig Gallery Melbourne, Sydney Contemporary 2015; Sublime and the Landscape, Hazlehurst Regional Gallery 2014; The Feminine Optic curated by Andrew Frost for Tamworth Regional Gallery; Need to seem to glimpse, C3, Melbourne, 2011; Worm Mountain, C3, Melbourne, 2010; Territorial Pissings, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2010; The Shilo Project, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2009; Chalk Reindeer, Chalk Horse, Sydney, 2009; South, Monster Children Gallery, Sydney, 2009; Brett Whiteley Travelling Arts Scholarship, Brett Whiteley Studio AGNSW, Sydney, 2008; Thank God We Died Together, TCB art inc., Melbourne, 2008; Autumn 2008, Moving Galleries, Melbourne, 2008; Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria, 2008; and Swans and Ammo, with Lizzie Hall, Utopian Slumps, Collingwood, 2007.

Wallis’ work is held in the Artbank and Arthur Roe Collections as well as various private collections in Australia and internationally.

Amber Wallis was on the cover of Australian Art Collector October – December 2011 and is featured in Aritist Profile Issue 19 – Melbourne Art Fair Special Edition.

She currently lives and works in Bangalow, NSW and is represented by Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane QLD.

‘Part Time Paintings’ Edwina Corlette Gallery Brisbane 3-19 October 2017

Sydney Contemporary 2015

The Design Files

Daily Imprint

In the Studio

Solo Show: Still Life/Cactus/Skelephone at Edwina Corlette Gallery

Utopian Slumps FIN

Sublime Point: The Landscape In Painting Hazelhurst Regional Gallery

John Leslie Art Prize

Australian Poetry Journal

Sense of Surround – Edwina Corlette Brisbane

The Meander Issue 07