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All are welcome to our opening celebration on June 8.


Amber Stokie

Amber Stokie communicates the richness and unpredictable nature of contemporary life and life experienced as a triplet through expressive paintings. Emotions associated with feelings of joy, uncertainty and overwhelm are described using a colourful palette and painterly brushstrokes. Stokie enjoys moving between abstract expressionism and figuration in her paintings, believing both are helpful in conceptualising her work.
Currently located in Bendigo, Stokie holds a BA in Visual Art (drawing) from the University of Ballarat and recently completed a Master of Fine Art degree with Distinction at RMIT University, Melbourne. Stokie has been exhibiting regularly in group and solo exhibitions since 2009.

From 2006 to 2009 she established and curated regular exhibitions at Artasis Gallery (ARI) in Richmond. Throughout this period, she also completed several private and corporate commissions and participated in live painting performances at venues that included the National Gallery of Victoria and Chapter House in Melbourne, VIC.

She has been a finalist in the Williamstown, Stanthorpe and Blacktown prizes and has won “people’s choice” at AGENDO emerging art award. In 2016 she was recipient of the ADFAS Young Artist Award for her RMIT MFA work, the next year she successfully applied for a solo exhibition at the Wodonga Public Art Gallery.

Stokie has been awarded multiple grants for her work from both Council and RMIT University. In 2019 she was commissioned to perform a key work “Are You An Artist Too” from her Masters studies at the 2019 Montsalvat Arts Centre in Melbourne.