Amanda Kay

Exhibition: Out of Nowhere

Amanda Kay was born in Sydney and attended the School of Colour and Design in 1997, developing a portfolio to further her studies at the Enmore Design Centre. Amanda has been working in the design and publishing industry since 1999.

In 2005 Amanda traveled throughout Australia pursuing her love for writing before settling in Tasmania in 2007. Upon arrival her poetry was published in “Artscapes” a photographic journal of Tasmania’s Wilderness by the photographer Wolfgang Glowacki.

In 2007 she co-founded an artists cooperative, The 3rd Door. Manufacturing recycled products for major galleries such as Mona, the MCA and the Art Gallery of NSW. In 2011 and 2012 the studio was short listed in the Tasmanian Design Awards as an object finalist. Here she explored colour and texture in a tactile environment. Applying design principles and aesthetics to each and every hand made work. Exhibiting these objects in the Sustainable Living Expo, Material Girl, Bicrolage, Art from Trash, Weld Echo and the Furnished Exhibition as part of Ten Days on the Island.

Recently Amanda has been working primarily on commissions to create artworks for public space with life partner, Jerome Dobinson and co-founder of The 3rd Door. Spatial relationships within their work create experiences between people and their surrounding environment. Endevouring to establish synergy within our physical surrounds, applying colour and design to space, enabling art to meet architecture. Amanda is inspired by new technologies and new techniques, creating a more colourful environment for people to work, live and play.