Project Description

Dawn Sandy

Age: 28/11/1976
Skin: Balyirri
Language: Millstream / Tableland
Tribe: Yindjibarndi

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Dawn Sandy was born in Roeboure in 1976 and is the daughter of Yindjibarndi artist, Celia Sandy. Dawn started painting at the end of 2006. With her six children now either grown-up or at school, she has been able to find the time to join the Yinjaa-Barni Art group and paint with her family and friends and paticipate in a TAFE short course in painting and design. Dawn is a confident artist whose ideas flow freely and easily on to the canvas. She is naturally gifted in design and has a sure sense of colour. The inspiration for her paintings comes from spending time in her country at different times of the year: the rocks, with the rich colours that pass over their surfaces at varying times of the day; the river and bush flowers. She mostly paints from an aerial perspective and has developed a number of styles to depict her various subjects. Dawn enjoys coming into the centre to paint with her family and friends.

Solo Exhibitions

2011 Yinjaa-Barni Art Solo Exhibition Chalk Horse Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney

Group Exhibitions

2007 Australian Embassy, Madrid, Spain
2007 La Noche en Blanco Exhibition, Madrid, Spain
2007 LNG15 World Conference, Barcelona, Spain
2007 Colours of our Country, Rio Tinto, Perth, WA
2008 Colours of our Country, Rio Tinto, Perth, WA
2009 Colours of our Country, Rio Tinto, Perth, WA
2010 Yinjaa-Barni Artists, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, WA
2011 Yinjaa-Barni Artists, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, WA
2011 Colours of our Country, Rio Tinto, Perth, WA
2011 Ngurra Nyinga, Woodside, Perth, WA

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