Amanda Westley

Solo Exhibition: 3 September - 3 October 2021

Amanda Westley is a Ngarrindjeri woman and artist, born in Victor Harbor, South Australia in 1985. Her totems are the whale, pelican, and black swan. Growing up Amanda experienced the best of both worlds living a farm life 12kms out of the coastal country town of Victor Harbor. Her father was a boat builder, so the water and the ocean have always been a big part of her life. Amanda’s painting style is dot work and the bright colours from her coastal country hometown and the ocean are recurrent themes in my paintings. Amanda has been painting from a very young age and her 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. 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.”

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