Amadis has worked for the past 25 years across the arts, sustainability, government, business and community sectors in NSW, around Australia and overseas. She has a Bachelor of Music in composition and piano from the University of Adelaide, and strongly values how the arts can significantly contribute to the wellbeing of communities within and beyond the confines of professional arts practice.
As a composer, writer, gardener and home builder she takes a transdisciplinary and holistic approach to creativity. She has written for Green Magazine, Earth Garden and other publications on the topics of sustainable gardening, architecture, food production and renewable energy.
In her work as a director of seminal Melbourne place making consultancy Village Well, she championed what makes places unique from a physical, environmental, cultural, social and economic perspective. Through her roles in local government she developed various successful business sustainability and resilience programs.
She currently supports the community within the Eurobodalla and across the wider region through her work with peak body Community Industry Group and as an advocate for Seniors Rights Service. Her two great loves are nature and culture, and she is motivated by the importance of recognising our place within the interconnected web of life.