Hi! I'm Amanda Western, a visual artist and linocut printmaker in Ballarat, Central Victoria.
Having worked as a project manager for many years, I have been longing for a chance to shift gears and to fulfil a lifelong desire to explore visual art. As my family are now grown, I can explore my creativity with the release of 30 years of enthusiasm!
Completing a Certificate III in Visual Arts in 2022 was a significant step for me to develop my skills and knowledge in the field. It was at this time I discovered my passion for linocut printmaking and invested in the establishment of a dedicated studio in Mt Helen, Ballarat.
I have recently been awarded the Ballarat Art Foundations "2023 Visual and Performing Arts Award" (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ballarat South) and have one of my original artworks produced into a 3m x 3m mural for one of Ballarat's oldest pubs, the Mallow Hotel.
This is an exciting time of growth for me and I hope you enjoy viewing my portfolio and thoughts about the linocut artform.
In the meantime, please reach out via email or phone. (It's way easier than in the 1930's when the three-engine amphibious bi-plane the "Windhover" delivered mail to remote communities in Tasmania!)
Mobile: 0437 800 886 and E: email@example.com
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