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 feminist and disability art practices.
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, Hireup and the University of Melbourne Collections Magazine 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 IWD 4.0, Platform Arts at the Abbotsford Convent, Linden New Art, Brunswick Street Gallery and at Trocadero Art Space and presented a solo exhibition as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, 2019. Amelia’s images also appear in publications including 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.
Amelia holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in History and Art 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.