Amanda Stewart began writing and performing poetry in the 1970s and has since produced a wide array of sound, video and multimedia work. In the 1980s she worked for ABC radio as a producer. In 1989 she co-founded the performance ensemble Machine for Making Sense with Chris Mann, Rik Rue, Jim Denley and Stevie Wishart, and in 1995 started the trio Allos. She has toured Europe, the United States and Japan. She co-wrote and directed the 1990 film Eclipse of the Man-Made Sun about nuclear weapons in popular culture. Her opera The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior, written with the composer Colin Bright, was performed as part of the Sydney Festival on Sydney Harbour in 1997. It has since been produced for radio by the ABC. Her collected works book and CD entitled I/T won the 1999 Anne Elder Award for poetry.
- I/T: Selected poems 1980-1996. (Sydney: Here and There/Split Records, 1998) ISBN 978-0-9585392-4-1
- From I/T at However
- 5 poems at Lyrikline.org, with audio, biography, bibliography, and links.
- Stasis Duo and Amanda Stewart recordings at ABC TV
- Trading Centres poem at Jacket Magazine
- amanda stewart on her own work
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