Allery Sandy

DOB: 4/04/1955
Language: Yindjibarndi
Country: Millstream Tablelands

An accomplished painter, educator, performer and community leader, Allery Sandy is a Yindjibarndi artist from Roebourne. Her distinguishing aerial perspectives typically celebrate the wildflowers, creeks, rivers, and bush foods of her Country. Allery’s artworks build on underpainting with sponge and brush work, creating a layer of fine dot work, and crafting a sense of movement and depth of field on the canvas. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is represented in private and public collections including the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Allery regularly exhibits at private galleries in Fremantle and Sydney, and has won a number of prizes at the Cossack Art Awards including Landscape Painting, Oil or Acrylic (2007), Painting by a West Australian Artist (2008), Painting by West Australian Indigenous Artist (2014), and Best Overall (2020). In 2012, Allery was a finalist in the 29th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards for her painting Country in Spring. Her works have been collected by Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Flinders University Art Museum, Parliament House Collection of Western Australia, Australian Embassy in Yangon, and Restore Hope Foundation. In addition to her work as an artist and Chairperson of Yinjaa-Barni Art, Allery is a passionate communicator of her culture. In 2013, Allery performed in the premiere season of Big hART’s Hipbone Sticking Out in Canberra, a performance narrating Indigenous stories of Australia by the people of Roebourne.

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