Amber McCartney

Amber McCartney

Choreographer & Guest Performer

Amber McCartney is a Naarm/Melbourne-based dancer and choreographer. Her practice incorporates prosthetics, mask-making, film and practical special effects to create new augmented bodies, unfamiliar to both the performer and viewer. Amber has worked extensively with Chunky Move, Lucy Guerin Inc and is a creative associate of Tasdance.

This year Amber received a John Truscott Artists Award for her solo ‘Tiny Infinite Deaths’, performed in ‘Rising’ at the National Gallery of Victoria. The work originally premiered in ‘Pieces’ 2022, commissioned by Lucy Guerin Inc and The Substation. This year Amber premiered her solo ‘Baby Girl’, commissioned by Tasdance, for MONA FOMA in the Nolan Gallery, Mona.
In 2022 she was honoured to receive a Chloe Munro Fellowship from Lucy Guerin Inc. She won a Green Room Award for Best Performer in Prue Lang’s Project F and was a finalist for Telstra Emerging Choreographer Award. Her film ‘Tiny Passenger’ was screened in dance(lens), Dancehouse. In 2020 Amber was a recipient of Solitude 1, Chunky Move’s home-based residency program and created her film ‘Softtrap’ for the 2021 Activators program.

We acknowledge the First Nations people as the Traditional Owners of Meanjin (Brisbane).

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