Artist: Amanda Hinkelmann
The river. Such a vital life source and one in which sustains life around it. Its mighty body, moving through the land, hugging into every corner- ebbing and flowing throughout each season.
This piece shows the many communities surrounding the Murrumbidgee River that for many years lived from the river. Fishing, swimming, foraging its shore.
It represents the river as the life blood. A natural resource that gives so much, yet in return demands enormous respect. This is my home on the Murrumbidgee river. These are my communities and my stories.
Born on Wiradjuri Land in Wagga Wagga, Amanda is an exceptionally passionate and talented Aboriginal artist who has been creating breathtaking original artworks from her studio under the moniker ‘Because of my Four’ for many years now. Amanda’s artworks share stories of resilience, strength, and the power of women. She draws inspiration from her hometown of Wagga Wagga, her family, and the Dreamtime - displaying Aboriginal culture and storytelling in her own contemporary Aboriginal art style, developed through intuition and an innate desire to create.
Copyright of all artworks and text remains with the artist Amanda Hinkelmann.