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Come and join in for an afternoon of weaving..... creating a beautiful wall hanging with emu feathers, raffia, quandong seeds and shells.

Weaving workshop will be led by Ngarrindjeri artist Amanda Westley, you can read below my bio and cv.

 All materials provided, just bring your drink bottle . 

My name is Amanda Westley

and I am a Ngarrindjeri woman and artist, born in Victor Harbor, South Australia in 1985. My totems are the whale, pelican and black swan. Growing up I experienced the best of both worlds living the farm life 12kms out of coastal country town of Victor Harbor. My father was a boat builder so the water and the ocean have always been a big part of my life. My painting style is dot work and the bright colours from my coastal country hometown and the ocean are represented through my paintings. I have been painting from a very young age and my style is contemporary Aboriginal dot art, I have always enjoyed painting and the calm that it brought. My paintings represent country, for Aboriginal people land has a spiritual and cultural connection and is so important to our identity and way of life. With my painting I have used a combination of pinks, yellows, blues, greens and oranges to represent how I see my Ngarrindjeri country, the small country town near the ocean. My family is one of the oldest Aboriginal families here on the south coast so this land I call home has been a part

of my family for a very long time, and by creating these paintings I am acknowledging the important connection my family have with this land.


April 21st 2023 Stomping Ground Exhibition, Art Images Norwood SA July 7th 2023 Solo Exhibition, Compendium Gallery , Melbourne VIC

11th July 2023 Summer exhibithion, Coe Gallery, The Vestibules College Green BS1 5TR, United Kingdom

Colours of Ngarrindjeri Country SOLO exhibition , 19th August 2022, Japingka Gallery, WA Traversing nature exhibition 26th feb 2022, Artworx Gallery, Goolwa SA
Solo Exhibition Coral Street Art Space, Victor Harbor SA 2022
Art Images, Sept 3
rd 2021 SOLO exhibition ‘Colours of Country’

SALA August 2021 Artworx Gallery, Goolwa SA
Small and Humble,
9 July - 3 August 2020, Gallery of Small Things (GOST) and Humble House

gallery, Canberra (ACT), Australia

Gallery swap with GOST, 16 April - 3 May, 2020, The Corner Store Gallery, Orange, New South Wales

Ngarrindjeri Ruwe, 14 September - 1 December, 2019, McLaren Vale, South Australia (SA) Living Arts, 3 - 19 August 2019, Coral Street Art Space, Victor Harbor, SA
NAIDOC 2019, 7 - 14 July 2019, Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa, SA
Spirit of Place, January 2019, Japingka Aboriginal Art Gallery, Western Australia, (WA)

The Heysen Art Prize for Landscape 2018, 6 October – 9 December, 2018, Hahndorf Academy, SA Loreto Spring Art Show, 7 - 9 September 2018, Loreto College, SA

SA Living Arts SALA Festival, August 2018, Kiri Kiri Art Gallery, Victor Harbor, SA

Stump Hill Gallery, March 2018, McLaren Vale, SA
Ngayuku Ngura - My Country, 30 May - 24 June 2018, The Hahndorf Academy, SA Talking Land Lines, talking colours, 9 February - 14 March 2018, Japingka Aboriginal Art Gallery, WA Let’s Take The Next Steps, 29 May 2017, the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre, Warriparinga, SA Uwankara Together, June - July 2017, Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa, SA Tarnanthi, 11 October 2017, The Hahndorf Academy, SA
RAW Signature, 1 April 2016, The Producers, SA
Malpa Wiru Good Friends, June - July 2016, Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa, SA
RAW Splendour, 4 June 2015, The Currumbin RSL, Queensland

Awards / Prizes

Finalist, The Heysen Art Prize for Landscape 2018, Hahndorf Academy, SA Finalist, The Heysen Art Prize for Landscape 2022, Hahndorf Academy, SA Finalist, The SA Womens Business Awards, SA 2022

Art Commissions / Collaborations

Commission, Victor Harbor Medical Centre - three artworks for their interiors, 29 March 2019 Collaboration with wine maker, Somos (@somoswines) to design label artwork for a bottle of

vermentino, 2020

Collaboration with clothing brand, Rolla’s Jeans (@rollasjeans) and Uptown Local, (@uptown_local) to design artwork for men’s shirts, 2019/2020

Collaboration with Lifewear Australia to make official NAIDOC merchandise, 2019

Collaboration with clothing brand, KarlaCola (@karla_cola), to make reusable food wraps, 2019

Collaboration with clothing brand, KarlaCola (@karla_cola), to design artwork for two dresses (Thungarri Voices – pink/red design and Kondoli Whale – blue design), 2019

Collaboration with Encounter Bay Football Club to design their 2019 Indigenous round guernseys, 2019

Collaboration with sunglasses and eyeware store, Aya Optical (@ayaeyewear), located in North Vancouver, British Columbia, to design 2 patterns based on indigenous art, 2019

Collaboration with modern cloth nappies brand, Designer Bums (@desnerbums_mcn), 2019/2018 Adam Goodes and Michael O’Laughlin Go foundation collaboration 2019, 2021, 2022 & 2023 Collaboration with 5 Ngarrindjeri artists to create artwork for the causeway for granite island 2021 Comission, Art Images Gallery Norwood for medical center in Adelaide Hills 2022

Comission, Art Images Gallery Norwood for Corporate Building Flinders st Adelaide 2022


Awarded Certificate III in Learning an Endangered Aboriginal Language, Tauondi College, 2019, Port Adelaide, SA

Galleries / Stockists

Gallery of Small Things (GOST), Canberra, ACT Japingka Gallery, WA Artworx, Goolwa SA.
Art Images, Norwood SA

Coral Street Art Space, Victor Harbor, SA

Coe Gallery, Bristol UK
The Interiors Assembly, Torquay VIC

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