Amber Cronin is an Australian cross-disciplinary artist whose work spans sculpture, drawing, installation, performance and social interventions.
In 2012 Amber co-founded The Mill, unique in providing arts programming adjacent to its community of artist studios. It is a multi-artform creative incubator that programs and supports collaborative practice by providing a platform for the development of new work and research. The Mill has a strong curatorial focus with a particular interest in interdisciplinary projects, site-specific and audience-focused creative direction.
As co-director, Amber has been focused on creating a space for dialogue between visual arts and performance/dance; hosting and participating in workshops with international artists who work across disciplines (Ame Henderson 2017 and Christopher House 2018, Toronto Dance Company / Banff Centre), and inviting national artists from this field to participate is conversation.
Her history with The Mill exemplifies her interest in audience driven works and she approaches making as an independent artist through the structure of contemporary production.
Amber’s visual arts research is rooted in performative and sculptural gestures that engage the audience through the connection of memory, time and space. Everyday actions such as weaving, sewing or sleeping are transformed into meditative sites of ritual activity.
A respected voice within the local/national and international arts industry, she regularly consults with government on policy and cultural immersion within existing frameworks.
In 2013 Amber underwent a JUMP mentorship with Jeff Khan (Performance Space) an experience that proved formative in her development as a producer. She was mentored by Hannah Mathews (ACCA) facilitating the development Pantheon 2013 (produced for The Mill), an interactive multi-disciplinary event providing a platform for the commission and performance of a suite of new works by a variety of South Australian artists. Her project ATLAS 2015 (produced for The Mill) bought together an immersive dome, cinema and soundscape.
Amber produces work as an independent artist and as the director of The Mill.
Amber is a qualified yoga teacher and this informs her love of facilitation, physical awareness and self-inquiry.