My art practice explores the crackling tensions that arise when natural and cultural heritage collide. Using my experience as a park ranger, my work strives to convey the complexities that characterize human interactions with outsider species, focusing on species that are perceived as repugnant, dangerous or vermin.
In March 2013, I completed a PhD in Visual Arts at the ANU School of Art Sculpture Workshop, where my sculptural practice researched the tense relationship between wild dogs, dingoes and humans in southeastern Australia. My current practice develops the powerful themes that emerged from this project.
Amanda Stuart would like to gratefully acknowledge Nick Stranks, foundry manager from ANU Sculpture workshop for his assistance with the bronze sculptures.