Amanda Stuart’s art practice explores the crackling tensions that arise when natural and cultural heritages collide. It strives to create a visual language to convey the complexities that characterize human relationships within the Australian natural environment, with particular focus on interactions with outsider species. She has a Bachelor of Science and her work as a park ranger has been crucial in developing her fascination with species that are reviled, or perceived as dangerous by humans. Since graduating from The Australian National University with a Bachelor of Visual Arts, first class honours and University Medal from the Sculpture Workshop, School of Art in 1999, she has exhibited nationally and internationally. In 2009 she participated in the inaugural Sculpture by the Sea, Denmark. Amanda has taught and researched in various capacities, with the Sculpture Workshop at the School of Art, Australian National University. Presently a candidate for PhD in Visual Arts, her current sculptural practice researches the tense relations between wild
dogs, dingoes and humans in the South East of Australia.