Director of The Dragon Gallery
Originally from New Zealand, Amanda-Grace (Mandii) has been a full time practising artist for over 20 years alongside Corporate positions in Advertising, Television, Telecommunications, Packaging, Retail, Commercial Property, Merchandising, Sales and Marketing and Management.
In 2004 Amanda-Grace (Mandii) settled in London, working at Landmark Plc for 13 years until the company sold in 2017 whilst also working as a full time Artist with artworks in private and corporate collections internationally, with solo and group shows in the South Pacific, Europe and UAE. She curated the Landmark Art collection as the Executive Assistant, administering the UAL Degree Show Programme.
In 2016 she was a finalist for New Zealander of the Year in the UK for her longstanding contribution of her own art based charity work.
Amanda-Grace is a practising full time artist, and Co-Founder/Director of The Dragon Gallery.
(b. Amanda Grace Pope 1977) Kiwi Artist Mandii Pope, has held exhibitions in Europe and the UK, including significant solo exhibitions in Cork Street London and Dubai. Many works are in private and commercial collections internationally.
Public Art includes: 25 Public Art Sculptures to date for various charities around the globe.
A 15ft Big Ben BT Artbox for Childline's 25th Anniversary sponsored by Channel 4, 5ft Darth Vader Gorilla for the Great Gorilla Public Art project. Numerous duck sculptures for The Grand Norwich Duck Race, Agatha Christie Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, An Elephant for Breakfast Bookbenches for Books about Town London, WW100 Trevor Warphin for Wild Dolphins Aberdeen and Buckingham Palace and Icon Bus for TFL (Transport for London – The Year of the Bus) Moa and the Longest Girink in Town Giraffe for Christchurch Stands Tall, and a NZ flag tiki Egg for the Big Egg Hunt NZ, Stormy the Smaug Stormtrooper Dragon & Oakley the Wood Dragon for GoGoDragons, Druid Baron for the Barons Charter, Landmark PLC Bookbench, Yellowtail Rhino, Triceratops Rhinosaur for Great Big Rhinos & Gnome for Gnomes Unearthed for Hampton Court Palace, Wullie Wallace (Braveheart) and Choose Life (Rent Boy) for the Oor Wullie Bucket Trail, Chewbacca Lion for Pride of Paisley, Boarba Fett for Pigs Gone Wild in Ipswich, Pawdington for Great North Snowdogs, Ewok Otter for Moor Otters in Dartmoor, Lake Hare for Hare Festival Cotswolds, Ketts Oak Hare for Gogo Hares Norwich and BB-Owl for The Big Hoot NZ.
Live Art: Painting in 2 hours of Buckingham Palace for the King Edward VII Hospital Sister Agnes, Painting Clarence House for Waitangi Day at NZ House (painted in part by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall).
Finalist for the NZ Society UK New Zealander of the Year 2016 sponsored by Air New Zealand.
Specialties: Cityscapes, Beach Landscapes, Pop Art Portraits, Fantasy Art, Spin Art, Contemporary, Abstract, Kiwiana, Nudes, Illustration, 3D Sculpture, Circular Canvas
Mandii also managed the Landmark Plc Art Collection in London.