Amanda Gibson

amanda-gibsonAmanda is best known for her work as the Project Manager of the Blacksmiths’ Tree. Five years in the making, this 10m high stainless steel and copper eucalyptus tree was forged by hundreds of blacksmiths across 20 countries. It stands in the township of Strathewen, Victoria, Australia to remember the 173 people who perished in the Black Saturday fires of 2009, those who fought the fires and those who continue to live their lives with hope and courage.

Amanda has worked with blacksmiths for many years, she is a designer of public sculpture and has worked in graphic design and advertising. She is a long term member of the Australian Blacksmiths Association (Victoria) and currently works as a Creative Arts Recovery Facilitator with Regional Arts Victoria, working with artists and communities in disaster prone areas.