Amelia is an artist, writer and arts worker based in Naarm/Melbourne, living with chronic illness.
She loves all things art and history and has a particular interest in the relationship between art and social change, and in art practices rooted in feminist and disability activism.
She frequently writes on subjects related to chronic illness and arts and culture, and her writing has been included in ABC Everyday, Ramona Magazine, Bramble Journal, Jacaranda Journal and Hireup among others.
In her visual arts practice, Amelia combines elements of illustration with contemporary painting, bridging the historical divide between art and craft. It is a way of celebrating mediums and techniques that have previously been degraded as ‘women’s art’ or as merely decorative.
She has exhibited in group exhibitions across Melbourne, including at Unassigned Gallery, Linden New Art, Brunswick Street Gallery, the Queen Victoria Women's Centre and at Trocadero Art Space and presented a solo exhibition at Maggie's Art Space in 2019, as part of the Fringe Festival. Amelia’s images also appear in publications including The Suburban Review, Gems Zine and Farrago Magazine.
She has co-curated exhibitions at the George Paton Gallery and Noir Darkroom, as well the Mass Isolation Australia project - the Ballarat International Foto Biennale’s Covid-19 documentation project - and currently works in development at Melbourne Fringe.
Amelia holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Art History and History and a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne, where she received a Miegunyah Project Award from the Ian Potter Gallery of Art.