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2023, for 6 glorious months I was living in Karratha, sinking my teeth into the awesome community and most of all the incredible culture and land. 

The historical place of Cossack is 52kms from Karratha, I created a micro doco about the town!

I was a pearl diver back in my 'hey day' so felt quite connected to the town, there is also lots of dark history and injustice.

Cossack was the birthplace of Western Australia's Pearling industry.

Please check it out below.


Updated 16/8


Cossack Conversations

By Amanda Forward

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Cossack Art Awards is a prestigious art prize based in the Pilbara.

Nationally recognized with some pretty swanky judges and a 20k grand prize. I was so stoked and slightly surprised to have my entry piece awarded the "Highly Commended."


Judges Highly Commended 

            The big move to Geraldton!


Over the past few years, I have spent most of my creative energy on the road, whether overseas with my oil paints and rolls of canvas or travelling in our caravan with baby Zali, I successfully managed to hold solo exhibitions, collaborative shows, many art awards and festivals. 

I loved each moment and felt like I cultivated special creative wisdom along the way, but now is the time for a new chapter!

We bought our first home, a little tropical paradise a skip-hop away from the sea, my favorite place.

My partner Jake Drage, the prodigal son returning to his hometown of Geraldton and bringing us with him. I truly love it here, frequently visiting over the years has finally worn us in, for the first time in a long time I can breathe in my very own creative space, my home studio, a place I can dive into and not have to leave.

This space will be a multidisciplinary space, I will make film, write, compose music, sculpt, paint, play, philosophize, build, upcycle, recycle, read, learn, heal; myself and others and most of all, create in Peace, whatever form that presents.

My first project in the new space is an adventure film for an incredible weekend event by 'Adventurethon'. 

Please stay tuned for the film, it has since been finished but not publicly published.

Checkout the sneak peak video below.

Check out Leane's Trench. This replica is from the Gallipolli war, 30 minutes drive inland from Geraldton town!

...PROJECTS &                  EXHIBITIONS

OPEN THE DOOR Exhibition


Open The Door

Part 2 of 9

The last event created was a collaboration with Musician and storyteller Monty Cash

in Witchcliffe, Margaret River region.

All 9 oil paintings were made whilst travelling in our caravan, it was a challanging and wonderful journey on all the angles. The collaboration will forever be etched into my heart. For the lessons I have learnt and love I have felt will never leave me.

Please Click here to explore more about the project and view the 9 Open The Door paintings.

'The Bones Of My Flesh'   EXHIBITION

By Amanda Forward

History, ancestry, archetypes, astrology, social & cultural evolution... your evolution.

Why are you and how are you... you.

I want to explore the reasons we are the way we are, and also how healing comes from the deepest parts of us. 

The roots.

'As above, so below', I have been meditating on this phrase for some time. I believe it's one of the most powerful notions... a philosophy which runs parallel with balance.

I'm in no rush with this exhibition, it's taking me on abit of a journey, reach out if you would like to colaborate.

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