Amanda Penrose Hart has been a practicing artist for the past 20 years and has exhibited widely in Australia.. She completed a Bachelor of Visual Art, Griffith University, Brisbane in 1991. Her work is held in many corporate and public collections, including Macquarie Bank and the Australian National Maritime Museum. Since 1994, Amanda's work has focussed on the Australian landscape. For the past four years, Amanda has made regular visits to Hill End, Sofala, Wattle Flat and the surrounding area. This landscape has become a significant part of her continuing artistic practice and provides a wealth of inspiration. While in Hill End, Amanda will work on completing a series of Hill End and Sofala works commissioned by Macquarie Bank, and work towards her next exhibition in Sydney in 2007.