Amanda Murray was born and educated in Sydney and has always been creative. Amanda has studied music and art and is currently living on the Gold Coast in Queensland. Amanda pursued art from an early age and studied art through to her HSC where her final art pieces were chosen to be exhibited in the 'Art Express' Exhibition at the Gallery of NSW. Since then Amanda has studied and exhibited jewellery, sculpture and prints in various exhibitions. She has studied in Sydney and Edinburgh, Scotland where she lived for several years consuming the culture and wonderful artistic atmosphere.
She has studied Jewellery and Object design, Graphic Design, Sculpture and Fine Art. For many years, Amanda has been a volunteer within disabilities, child and adolescent mental health, special needs and education. With her creative abilities and her desire to help others she embarked on the journey to become an Art Therapist and studied her Masters at the University of Western Sydney.
Amanda has made the Gold Coast her home and has been developing art workshops and facilitating art therapy workshops for many community services across the area. She is a registered Art Psychotherapist providing group and individual therapy and is developing programmes for primary and secondary education. Additionally, she is a volunteer teacher's aide and is a member of the Gold Coast Youth Services network. Amanda is passionate about art therapy and it's benefits in areas such as DV, Juvenile crime and youth homelessness. Amanda continues to advocate the art therapy services to be introduced into primary and secondary educational facilities for the emotional and behavioural support of children and adolescents.