Burrinja Climate Change Biennale presents

Kellatie - deep water

Amanda Wright

Dec. 3, 2022 - Feb. 26, 2023 | Yarra Ranges Regional Museum

Kellatie – deep water presents bold and striking portraits by Boronia-based Nuenonne artist Amanda Wright. Inspired by conversations with her grandmother, these works speak of her family’s spiritual connection to water, the oceans and rivers.

artist's bio

Amanda Wright is a Nuenonne artist who currently lives and works in Boronia on Wurundjeri country. She has matrilineal connections to Bruny Island, located off the south-east coast of Tasmania. Wright was awarded a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) at RMIT University in 2004 and a Bachelor of Education from Deakin University in 2009.

Wright has been a practising artist for over 25 years and been commissioned by the Melbourne, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges councils to produce Indigenous murals at local preschools, kindergartens and primary schools. She often collaborates with students and educators to produce artworks that create connections to the environment and First Nations culture.

She comes from a family of artists, and at the age of three decided to become an artist after watching her uncle painting in his studio. Wright believes that meaningful engagement with Indigenous culture and knowledge occurs not just through textbooks, but also through spoken language, dance, music and, for her, the visual arts.

Yarra Ranges Regional Museum

35-37 Castella St,
Lilydale VIC 3140

03 9294 6511

Please note Yarra Ranges Regional Museum will close for the Holiday period from December 23-27, 2022 and again from January 1-3, 2023 • Normal operating hours: Wed – Sun | 12pm to 4pm.

Join us at the Launch Event @ Burrinja

~ Sat 3 December @ 2pm ~ RSVP HERE

The Burrinja Climate Change Biennale is delivered in partnership with Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, ngurrak barring/RidgeWalk, Yarra Ranges Council and Your Library.

banner image credit
Amanda Wright, ‘Aqua’, acrylic on canvas, 52cm x 40cm, 2022(detail)