Amanda Stewart

Amanda Stewart is a poet, visual artist, performing vocalist and author. Since the late seventies she has created and presented a variety of poetic works, performances, radio and multimedia works in Australia, Japan, United States , and several countries in Europe. From 1983-1993 she worked full time at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Sydney as a radio producer and since then has worked freelance. Co-Founder of the groups Machine For Making Sense and Allos. With composer Collin Bright, she is the author of the opera The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior. Her works and performances have been seen in festivals of poetry, new music and visual arts, including the Sydney Bienalle, Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria), Polysonnerie (Lyon, France), Proposta (Barcelona, Spain - curated by Eduard Escoffet) and Soho Festival (New York, USA). She is the author of "i/t", a book and compact disc with a compilation of works created between 1980 and 1996. Recent works include The Purity of Forgetting (Deutschlandradio Kultur, Berlin, 2007), Dust (WDR, Cologne, 2007) with Stephan Froleyks and the short one act play Solace, published in Beckett Pause (Sonderzahl Press, Vienna, 2007). Amanda Stewart lives and works in Sydney, Australia.