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Amani Tia

Amani Tia Untitled 2022

Amani Tia’s distinctive style is impacted by his immediate environment.

A confident draughtsperson equipped with a natural aptitude for drawing, Tia enjoyed early success in the appropriation of iconic paintings by some of the great masters, including Manet, Gauguin and Picasso. More recently Tia’s varied subject matter often pays homage to key artists and musicians from a time period roughly spanning the 1950’s through to the 1970’s in a style reflective of Australian modernism, bringing to mind artists such as Joy Hester. Tia has worked at Arts Project Australia since 2013 and was a finalist in the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards in 2014. In 2017, he undertook a Bundoora Nebula Residency at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre. His work is held in private collections Australiawide.