Her work centers on commissioning and facilitating cross-disciplinary artistic exploration, as well as interrogating alternative models for institution building. Her recent research and writing examines reproductive labour in the space of the contemporary art institution. Amelia has held curatorial and administrative positions at multi-arts venues, independent spaces, producing organisations, and Biennales in Sydney and New York. She has played an active role in arts development in Sydney through directorial and curatorial positions at Firstdraft, Tiny Stadiums Festival, and as co-founder of the residency and exhibition program Sydney Guild.
In 2018 Amelia curated more than mere jelly (Hessel Museum of Art, NY) and was editor of the online journal aCCeSsions. She was Curatorial Research Fellow at the Hessel Museum.
In 2017 Amelia received an Australia Council Career Development Grant to research alternative institutions with feminist methodologies in the UK, Brussels, and The Netherlands. She was hosted and mentored by Marjolijn Dijkman in residence at Enough Room For Space (Brussles) and Helen Legg at Spike Island (Bristol). She was also co-curator of the cross disciplinary performance Volumes for Sound: Voice presented at The Kitchen in New York.
In 2015 Amelia was appointed Curatorial Fellow at Performa 15, New York.
Amelia holds an MA in Curatorial Studies from the Centre for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, and a BA in Theatre & Performance Studies and Art History & Theory from the University of New South Wales.
Sydney, November 2018