Curriculum Vitae

Zoe Renee Amor
Born in Frankston, 1974. Lives and Works in Central Victoria

Qualifications & Experience

1998 – 2015 Artist & sculptor with public & private commissions & exhibitions in Australian & International events, galleries & awards
1998 – 2015 Curator, consultant, designer, writer, facilitator and administrator throughout the arts & cultural sectors
2014 Travel companion throughout Spain with research & development in the arts & cultural sector
2012 – 2013 Project manager, curator & design consultant, Mount of Alex Bookshop, Castlemaine
2011 Drawing lecturer, La Trobe University Dentistry & Oral Health, Bendigo
Artist & facilitator, Artist in Schools 2011- Arts Victoria, Elphinstone Primary School
St David St Sculpture Commission: Project management, Interior & colour consultation, Fitzroy
Interior Decoration and Design Certificate, Lady Dragonfly Design, Castlemaine
2010 Birth of second child, Castlemaine
2009 – 2014 Curator, coordinator & board member (until 2013) Lot 19 Gallery & Artspace, Castlemaine
2005 – 2012 Garage Art Foundry – Artist in residence, bronze casting, mould making, patination, administration, Elphinstone
2009 Visual Arts Coordinator & Assistant Curator, Visual Arts Biennial, Castlemaine State Festival 2009, Castlemaine
Sculpture Commission, Dusk, Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum, Castlemaine
Travel & research throughout Europe and England for artistic & personal development
2008 Coordinator, Mamunya Festival Committee, Castlemaine
Travel, research & business development throughout India with the Garage Art Foundry
Mount Alexander Shire Arts Grant Recipient: Mamunya Festival Website & DVD Launch
2007 Sculptural Commission, Theatre Arts Export: Museum of Contemporary Culture, Hong Kong
Creative Volunteering Certificate: Develop Funds & Resources, Plan & Program Events, Regional Arts Victoria
2006 Sculptural Commission, Southside Art Project & MARS: Treasury Place, Melbourne
2005 Arts Administration, From The Furnace, Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum, Castlemaine
Sculptural Commission, International Improvisation Festival, Impro Melbourne
2004 Sculptural Commission, MAIA – A Mother’s Seating Place, Victory Park, Castlemaine
Curator, In Celebration of Women – An Exhibition, International Women’s Day, Castlemaine
2003 Travel throughout New Zealand
2002 Birth of first child, Castlemaine
Travel to Broken Hill as a Personal Carer, companion & artist, Golden City Support Services, Bendigo
2001 Secretary – Mike Read & Associates, Environmental Consultant for NCCA Greenhouse Gas Abatement Consortium
1994-1999 Bachelor of Arts Degree, Major in Sociology, invitation to Honours program, La Trobe University, Bundoora
Studio Assistant – Matcham Skipper, Monsalvat, C.A.E, RMIT, Preston Tafe, La Trobe University, V.C.A
2000 – 2002 Diploma of Visual Arts, Bendigo Regional Institute of Tafe, Bendigo
1998 Volunteer Tutor Program Certificate, Adult Multicultural Education Services, Melbourne
1999 Bachelor of Arts Degree – Major in Sociology with invitation to undertake Honours, La Trobe University, Bundoora
1994 Design/Research Assistant – Foreshore Mosaic Commission, Bass Coast Shire, Phillip Island
1992-1993 Golf Caddie – Auscaddie, Kinokuni Country Club, Wakayama, Japan
Travel & research throughout Japan, West Asia & the Middle East
1986-1991 Customer service, retail & employee training – Coyle’s Gift Shop, Fitzroy
1991 V.C.E Award/Certificate of Recognition for Student Leadership – University High School, Melbourne

Selected Solo, Group & Curated Exhibitions

2015 Collectors Pop Up Exhibition, Louise Smith Fine Art, Castlemaine State Festival, Castlemaine
Future Hindsight>Respond to This, Curator, Lot19 Gallery & Artspace, Associated event, Castlemaine State Festival
2014 Play, Lot19 Gallery & Artspace, Castlemaine
Spring Sculpture Prize, Curator, Lot19 Gallery & Artspace, Castlemaine
Flower, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford, Melbourne
The Tree Show, The Central Victorian Art Gallery, Maryborough
2013 Woollahra Small Sculpture Award, Sydney, NSW
Buda Sculpture, Buda Historic Home & Garden, Castlemaine
A Curiously Antiquarian View of the World, Artist & Curator, Mount of Alex Bookshop, Castlemaine State Festival
The Tree Show, Cascade Print Workshop, Maldon
We Are Made of Star Stuff, Curator, Castlemaine Sate Festival Associated event, Lot19 Gallery & Artspace, Castlemaine
Spring Sculpture Prize, Lot19 Gallery & Artspace, Castlemaine
2012 Finalist, McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award 2012, Langwarrin
Cross Pollination – Life on Earth, MARS Gallery, Port Melbourne
Studio 2 @ Lot19, Artist & Curator, Studio 2, Lot19 Gallery & Artspace, Castlemaine
2011 Life on Earth, MARS Gallery, Port Melbourne
Cause & Effect, Artist & Curator, Castlemaine Sate Festival Associated event, Lot19 Gallery & Artspace, Castlemaine
Summer Salon, Curator, Lot19 Gallery & Artspace, Castlemaine
Spring Sculpture Prize, Lot19 Gallery & Artspace, Castlemaine
Winter Salon, Curator, Lot19 Gallery & Artspace, Castlemaine
2010 Spring Sculpture Prize, Lot19 Gallery & Artspace, Castlemaine
Finalist, Montalto Sculpture Prize, Red Hill South
Flock, MARS Gallery, Port Melbourne
Autumn Salon, Artist & Curator Lot19 Gallery & Artspace, Castlemaine
Winter Salon, Curator, Lot19 Gallery & Artspace, Castlemaine
2009 2009 Castlemaine Visual Arts Biennial, Visual Arts Coordinator, Assistant Curator, Kid’s Guide, Castlemaine State Festival 2 Lot19 Open Bench, Coordinator Castlemaine State Festival Associated Event, Lot19 Gallery & Artspace, Castlemaine
Melbourne Society of Women Painters & Sculptors, 100th Annual Exhibition, Glen Eira
Small Sculpture Exhibition, QDOS Gallery, Lorne
2008 Melbourne Society of Women Painters & Sculptors, 99th Annual Exhibition, Glen Eira
2007 Natures Riot, MARS Gallery, Port Melbourne
Curious Contrast, Theatre Arts Export, Museum of Contemporary Culture, Hong Kong
Finalist, Phoenix Art Prize, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
Finalist, Contempora 2 Sculpture Award at Docklands, Melbourne
2006 Red Box Bush, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney, NSW
Southside Art Project & MARS, Treasury Place, Melbourne
Windows of Rain, Toorak Village Festival of Sculpture, Toorak, Melbourne
Finalist, Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo
2005 Warring States, MARS Gallery Xmas Show, Port Melbourne
Window to the Sun, MARS Galery, Port Melbourne,
From The Furnace – Ten years of sculpture from the Garage Art Foundry, Artist & Administration, Castlemaine Art Gallery
Kamarooka, Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park
Gallery & Grove, Artist & Curator, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford, Melbourne
Red Box, Toorak Village Festival of Sculpture, Toorak, Melbourne
2004 The Tree Show – Bushwahzie, The Penny School Gallery, Maldon
In Celebration of Women – An Exhibition, Artist & Curator, International Women’s Day, Castlemaine
2003 Origin: Dunmoochin, The Barn Gallery, Monsalvat, Eltham, Melbourne
Mumunya: Artists Honour the Forests of Central Victoria, The Market Building, Castlemaine
The Dinner Party Project, Allans Walk Artist Run Space, Bendigo
2002 Art Erotique 2002, Sunbury & District Arts & Cultural Board, Victoria University, Sunbury
A Mothers’ Seating Place, Exhibition of Community Artwork, Castlemaine
2001 Finalist, James Farell Self Portrait Award, Castlemaine Art Gallery, Castlemaine
1998 The Bridge: Construction in Process VI, Pile On Building, Collins St, Melbourne

Selected Awards, Grants & Commissions

2013 Lot 19 Spring Sculpture Prize, Lot19 Gallery & Artspace, Castlemaine
2011 St David St Sculpture Commission – private residence, Victoria
Window to your Imagination, Grant Recipient, Artists in Schools 2011 – Arts Victoria, Elphinstone Primary School
2009 Dusk, Commemorative Sculpture Commission, Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum
2008 Emus, First Prize, Annie Davison Oliver Award, MSWPS 99th Annual Exhibition
Mount Alexander Shire Arts Grant Recipient: Mamunya Festival Website & DVD Launch Castlemaine
2007 Sculptural Commission, Theatre Arts Export: Museum of Contemporary Culture, Hong Kong
2005 Red Box, Toorak Village Festival of Sculpture, Highly Commended
Trophy, International Improvisation Festival, Impro Melbourne
2004 Still Life – Bronze Fruit Bowl, St Catherine’s School, Toorak
MAIA – A Mother’s Seating Place, Victory Park, Castlemaine
2003 The Inaugural Mumunya Prize, Friends of the Box Ironbark Forests Inc
1994 Phillip Island Foreshore Mosaics, Bass Coast Shire, Phillip Island

Collections Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historic Museum, Castlemaine
Bendigo Bank Head Office, Docklands, Melbourne
‘MAIA’ – A Mother’s Seating Place, Victory Park, Castlemaine
The Garage Art Foundry Collection, Elphinstone
St. Catherines College, Toorak
Private Collections in Australia and Overseas

Publications

In addition to appearing in exhibition catalogues, the work and writing of Zoe Amor has featured in articles, reviews and publications such as Shed by Simon Griffiths, the McClelland Art Chat – April Survey, Alchemy – An introduction to the work of Kerry Cannon, The Weekend Australian, The Age, Australian House and Garden, The Advertiser, The Bendigo Weekly, Win TV News, Sculpture by the Sea 10th Anniversary Film, Diamond Valley Leader, Bendigo Magazine.

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