Avant-garde Sydney fashion designer, Amelia Vivash has no desire to please the fashion industry. Attaining a Bachelor of Design, Fashion Design in Sydney where she produced a stand out graduate collection of wild wearable sculpture. Including one piece titled “The Bestiality Suit” a wearable dog that humps you. Vivash used transgender models to show her work on the catwalk for her final year show against the wishes of the establishment, wowing the fashion industry judges. Amelia took out first place winning a scholarship to Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts London, whose alumni include Gilbert and George, Stella McCartney, John Galliano, Adam Ant and The Sex Pistols amongst others. In London, Amelia says she learnt more in the first month than during her entire degree in Sydney, soaking up what was going on like a sponge. Vivash has also spent time in New York and LA. Known for her amazing sense of style, landing herself and sister Anna on the front page of newspapers internationally with two outrageous outfits she made to wear for the 2014 Melbourne Cup.
Amelia is now a full time practicing artist. Dungog Contemporary held a solo / survey show of her work in 2018 and exhibit new works on a regular basis. A young artist with a huge future. Amelia Vivash will be having a solo show of paintings and other work here at the gallery in early 2020.