2022 ARTIST BIOS | Amelia Batchelor

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About Amelia Batchelor

Amelia is a multidisciplinary artist working in varying contrasting mediums within her sculptures and paintings. Her artworks are nature-based with an emphasis on conservation, emerging with her studies in natural history illustration and her exploration of using recycled materials. Her engagement with waste as a viable material and not a disposable or problematic incessant item has evolved with the hope to educate the viewer on the after-effects of excessive waste and contemplate a perceived future outcome.

Amelia’s thoughtfulness and consideration is apparent for nature with a cross-pollination of magical curiosity. Her approach to all aspects of visual art and sculpture design is to produce her works with artistic speculation and integrity.

2022 SWELL ARTWORK – REEFlection, Amelia Batchelor

REEFlection is a series of sculptural elements made from ordinary, everyday plastic items. Amelia’s work provides the speculation of textures, shapes, and colors which have been manipulated and exploited to imitate living reef formations and their inhabitants. It is more urgent than ever to bring attention and awareness to the environmental plastic crisis that faces our world. Amelia’s aim for this multifaceted sculpture is to be a discussion piece in this crucial time of earth’s struggle for change in human behavior.

Instagram: @mealieart_for_oceans

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 9-18 September.