Portraits by Amanda Wright
Image: Warrior Child, Amanda Wright, 2016
Using solid block colours and her own distinctive style, Amanda Wright paints powerful portraits of Aboriginal people. She draws inspiration from family and friends as well as the Mullum Mullum Indigenous gathering place and community, a group of people who are committed to retaining promoting and strengthening Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural identity in the Eastern Metropolitan region of Melbourne.
Wright’s images acknowledge and celebrate Australia’s First Nations People. These portraits depict strength and beauty as well as a connection to culture and country, and they garner respect for the oldest living culture in the world. Amanda Wright holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from RMIT, Melbourne and a Bachelor of Education from Deakin University, Melbourne.
Portraits was part of the Yarra City Arts Peel Street Park Projection Program, from 1 September - 30 September, 2016.