William Sandy Biography

Papunya, Australia,1944

William Sandy is an established aboriginal artist.

He has lived with his family in Papunya since 1973, and it was there that he began to paint in 1975. In the early eighties he started painting for the Papunya Tula Artist. Some of his subjects include the dingo, the emu, women and the pea. William Sandy is educated as a traditional medicine man. He is married to Violet Nakamarra, Michael Nelso Jakamarra?s sister.


2003 - Chapel off Chapel Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

2000 - Aboriginal Art Galleries, Australia.

1999 - Australian Embassy, Washington, U.S.A. - Aboriginal Art Galleries, Australia.

1998 - Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs

1997 - Manningham Art Space, Melbourne, Australia. - Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs

1996 - Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs

1993 - Chapman Gallery, Canberra, Australia.

1992 - IBM, Kawasaki City Gallery, Kawasaki, Japan. - Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs

1991 - Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, U.S.A.

1990 - Isaacs Gallery, Toronto, Canada - Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Australia. - Wagga Wagga Art Gallery.

1989 - John Weber Gallery, New York, U.S.A. - Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico

1988 - Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery

1987 ? 1989 - Dreaming Travelling exhibition, U.S.A.

1986 - Queensland University, Brisbane

1985 - Aboriginal Artists Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

1983 - Mori Gallery, Sydney , Australia.

1982 - Georges Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia.

MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS - Robert Holmes a Court - Broken Hill Gallery - Wollonggong City Art Gallery - Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs - Donald Khan Collection, U.S.A. - Groninger Museum

HONORS AND AWARDS - Northern Territory Art Award, Darwin, 1985