Born: Western Australia 1971
1992 Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary/Art).Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia.
1989-91 Bachelor of Arts - Visual Arts. Ceramics. Curtin University of Technology, WA.
2014 Hale Junior School – Artist presentation and demonstration to Junior school art teachers.
2014 Lake Joondalup Baptist College – Artist presentation and demonstration to senior students.
2013 Applecross Primary School – Ceramic handbuilding workshop with year 5 -7’s.
2012 Public Art sculpture Unit. Lecturer Tony Jones. Central TAFE, Western Australia.
2011 Ceramic sculpture workshops Pre Primary & Year Three Students Churchlands Primary School W.A
2011 Artist presentation and demonstration Kingsway Christian College, Darch.Western Australia
2011 Artist presentation and demonstration Sacred Heart College, Sorrento. Western Australia
2011 Artist presentation and demonstration-Lake Joondalup Baptist College Joondalup. Western Australia
2011 Artist presentation. Hale School, Wembley Downs, Western Australia
2011 Artist presentation, All Saints College, Bull Creek, Western Australia
2010 Artist talk / presentation, ANU Ceramic workshop invitation by Snr lecturer Janet De Boos. Canberra
2009 Artist Presentation. Stretch Festival. Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Art Gallery, Mandurah, WA
2009 Workshop and Artist Presentation. Penrhos College. Perth, WA.
2008 Panel member. “State of the West – Ceramic survey”. Symposium. Central TAFE Perth, WA.
2008 Presenter - Artist talk “State of the West” Ceramic survey” Central TAFE Perth, WA.
2007 Scion Installation L . A Space. Installed “Australian Characters” group exhibition. Los Angeles, U.S.A.
2007 Artist Presentation: “Garden of Curiosities” FORM- Centre for Craft and Design, Perth, WA.
2006 Gallery Assistant. Art Taipei. Hua Shan Culture Park. Taipei. Taiwan.
2002 Australia - Korea Foundation 10th Festival, Seoul, Korea - represented by CraftwesT, Perth, WA.
2014 Tattoo & beautiful Women, Kidogo Art House, Fremantle curated by Gallery East
2014 Precarious, solo exhibition, Beaver Galleries Canberra Australia.
2013 Nature / Nurture. 19Karen Gallery. Mermaid Beach Qld Australia.
2012 Gallery Aloft – Solo. Rozelle NSW, Australia.
2011 Inked. Gallery East. North Fremantle Western Australia
2010 Earthly Perspectives. Beaver Galleries. Canberra, ACT.
2009 Wild Surburbia. Greenhill Galleries Adelaide. Adelaide, South Australia.
2009 Bloom. L K Galleries, Subiaco, WA.
2009 Stretch Festival. Feature artist. Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. Mandurah, WA.
2007 Garden of Curiosities. FORM. Contemporary Craft and Design, Perth. WA.
2007 SOFA Chicago, Navy Pier. Represented by Raglan Gallery, Manly, Sydney, Australia. Chicago, USA.
2006 SOFA Chicago, Navy Pier. Represented by Raglan Gallery, Manly, Sydney, Australia. Chicago, USA.
2006 Fubon Art Foundation. Taipei. “18th Feast of the Mind. Buffet of Art”. Taiwan.
2006 Collect V & A Museum, London. Represented by Raglan Gallery, Manly, NSW. Australia, England.
2005 SOFA Chicago, Navy Pier. Represented by Raglan Gallery, Manly, Sydney, Australia. Chicago, USA.
2004 Precious. Beaver Galleries. Canberra, ACT.
2004 SOFA Chicago, Navy Pier. Represented by Raglan Gallery, Manly, Sydney, Australia. Chicago, USA.
2002 Australia - Korea Foundation 10th Festival.Aeoul, Korea. Represented by Craftwest Perth, WA.
1999 Earthbound. The Moores Building, Fremantle, WA.
1997 3 Kombies, 24 Countries and 1 Lion. Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, WA.
Selected Group Exhibitions (selected)
2014 Gold Coast International Ceramic Award finalist, Gold coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
2014 Above and Below – Ceramics and Prints, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2014 Skepsi@Montsalvat, Skepsi Gallery, Melbourner, Victoria
2013 Beaver Galleries Christmas Exhibition. Canberra Australia.
2013 Kerrie Lowe Gallery. Group Christmas Exhibition. Newtown, Sydney, Australia
2013 Artisans in the Gardens –Royal Botanic Gardens. Sydney Australia
2013 Artsource featured artist. St Hilda’s Art Fair – Mosman Park Western Australia.
2013 Unconcious Articulation. Melody Smith Gallery, Curator Zoe Barry. Perth, Australia
2013 Help the Homeless Art Auction. Fremantle Town Hall, Western Australia.
2013 Hale Art Show Hale Grammar School Perth Western Australia.
2013/14 Artitude –Crown Casino Perth Western Australia.
2012 Kerrie Lowe Gallery. Group Christmas Exhibition. Newtown, Sydney, Australia
2012 Gallery East. Christmas Show – North Fremantle.W.A
2012 A Child is Born – Wesley Church Christmas Exhibition. Curator Catherine Czerw. Perth Australia.
2012 Gold Coast International Ceramic Award Finalist. Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland. Australia.
2012 Stations of the Cross – Wesley Church , Perth City, Western Australia.
2012 30 x 30 Margaret River Galleries, Margaret River, Western Australia.
2011 Narrative Knot Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Manly NSW, Australia.
2011 Homage to Frida – 19Karen Contemporary Artspace, Mermaid Beach, Queensland.
2010 Ergon Energy CQ Ceramic Award. Rockhampton Art Gallery, Queensland.
2010 Down memory lane. Framed the Darwin Gallery. Darwin, Northern Territory.
2010 Femme Folk and Fable. Linton and Kay Contemporary, Subiaco, WA.
2010 Stanthorpe Art Award Finalist. Stanthorpe Regional Gallery, Stanthorpe, QLD.
2009 Summer. Wagner Art Gallery. Paddington, NSW.
2009 Music Box Project. Holmes A Court Gallery. Perth, WA.
2009 Prometheus Visual Arts Award, Merrimac, QLD.
2008 State of the West. Ceramic Survey. TAFE Gallery, Perth Central TAFE Perth, WA.
2008 Mino International Ceramic Award, (First round judging) Japan.
2007 Australian Characters. Scion Installation L.A Space. Los Angeles, U.S.A.
2007,02 Alice Craft Acquisition, Alice Springs, Northern Territory,
2006 Conversations in Clay, Ananya Fine Arts, Hong Kong.
2006 Sculpture by the Sea. Cottesloe, WA.
2005,03,00 Gold Coast International Ceramic Award. Gold Coast City Art Gallery. QLD.
2005 Statements in Sculpture. Skepsi Gallery. Carlton, VIC.
2003 Remembering: Women Working for Women. Moores Building, Fremantle. WA
2003 Ceramics: The Australian and New Zealand Context .Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery,
2003 From the Fringe to the Centre. La Trobe University Art Collection. Mildura Arts Centre, VIC.
2002 Off The Wall and Grounded. La Trobe University Art Museum, Glenn College, VIC.
2002 International Ceramics Award. Sidney Myer Fund. Shepparton Art Gallery, VIC.
2000 Cerebration. Manly Art Gallery and Museum. Sydney, NSW.
Awards / Grants (SELECTED)
2013 Finalist Artsource “Telethon” public art work – Perth Art Foundation. Australia
2012 Finalist City of Cockburn Renewable Energy Public Art Sculpture
2006 City of Wanneroo Art Award. Sculpture Prize, Perth, WA.
2005 Gold Coast International Ceramic Award – Acquisition for Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD.
2001 Port Hacking Potters Group 40th Award, Sydney, NSW.
2001 Townsville Ceramic Competition, QLD.
1999 Town of Vincent - Art Award, WA.
1998,97 Jah Roc Sculpture Prize York Art Awards, WA.
City of Perth , Art Council Collection. Perth (WA); City of Wanneroo Art Collection, Perth, (WA); Gold Coast City Art Gallery (QLD); Healthway, WA Health Promotion Foundation, Perth (WA); La Trobe University, Melbourne (VIC); Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney (NSW); National Australia Bank, Melbourne (VIC); National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (ACT); Perth College, Perth (WA); Rockhampton Art Gallery, Rockhampton (QLD); St John of God Hospital Murdoch (WA). Private collections in Australia; Europe; Middle East; U.K include Billy Connolly; U.S.A
2002 Ceramics Art And Perception: issue 48. pg 63: Gold Coast Ceramics Award. By Rosemary Macfarlane
2014 Amanda Shelsher’s Ceramic Wonderland. Canberra Times, June 5th, Kerry Anne Cousins. Solo Review
2014 Paper clay art and practice: Rosette Gault, page 80, Bloomsbury Books
2014 Book: 500 Figures in Clay Volume 2 Lark Ceramics: Juror Nan Smith. Page 95 and 99.
2011 The West Australian: Arts today.”Tattoo art more than skin deep”, January 12th pg 2 by Lyn DiCiero
2010 The Canberra Times. Benign and quirky works. 25th August 2010. Kerry Anne Cousins.
2009 The Advertiser. “Arts encore” pg 8 . Exhibit presents artist work immersion in her work.By Tim Lloyd.
2009 The West Australian- Today Arts.”Sculptor eyes child’s eye view”. Pg 12 April 3rd 2009.By Ara Jansen.
2009/07 Art seen in WA. Review of ‘Bloom’ and ‘Garden of Curiosities’, Judith McGrathwww.artseeninwa.com/shelsher.html
2009 The Journal of Australian Ceramics Issue 48#1 pg 48 -51.By Rachel Schulze: ‘Primordial Yearnings’
2008 Ceramic Art and Perception. No 71.Pg 25 -28 by Judith McGrath. “Amanda Shelsher’s Friendly Forms”
2007 SOFA Catalogue –Chicago USA. International Exposition of Sculpture Objects and Functional art.
2007 Ceramic Review Magazine . U. K. Issue Sept / Oct 227. Review gallery, page 20.
2007 The West Australian Visual Arts “Shining Sprit of Collaboration”.review by Ric Spencer. June 23rd.
2007 Art seen in WA Review “Garden of Curiosities” by Judith McGrath July. www.artseeninwa.com/shelsher.html
2007 Homes and Living Year Book pg 68 “Fine Figure”.
2007 Arts Hub Australia - Proust Pin- Up June 26th www.artshub.com.au/au/news.
2006 The Journal of Australian Ceramics. ‘Home is where the heart is’.By A.Shelsher Vol 45#3. pp22-23
2006 Art Taipei. Exhibition Catalogue 2006. pp 124 – 125.
2006 “Oh my Deer 18th Feast of the mind Buffet of Art” Taipei Catalogue.Pg 11-12 FUBON Arts Foundation.
2006 Sculpture by the Sea. Exhibition catalogue, Western Australia.
2006 Craft Arts International magazine. Issue 66: 24th Gold Coast International Ceramics Award: pg113.
2005 Craft Arts International magazine. Issue 64.SOFA Chicago 2004 Exposition p87.Kevin Wallace
2004 Canberra Times. “Capturing the Untouched.” August 21st Panorama Arts. By Sonia Barron.
2004 SOFA Catalogue –Chicago. pg 238
2004 The Journal of Australian Ceramics..Vol 43 # 3.“Precious” Sue Buckle. Feature article pgs 6- 9.
2003 Ceramics Art And Perception: Vol 52 pg 55:“Ceramics in the Australian & New Zealand Context”.By R.Reason.
2002 Craft Arts International magazine. Issue 55. pg 54-57. Article by Fleur Downs.