William Sandy









William Sandy


Born: 			1944
Region:     		Western Desert
Community Centre: 	Papunya
Country:     		Winkilini, Kunapi
Language Bloc: 	Western Desert
Language: 		Pitjantjatjara
Subjects and Themes: Emu, dingo, women, green bean, tingari, 
    			Water dreaming.


Awards: 	
Winner 1985, Northern Territory Art Award.

Collections:
Broken Hill City Art Gallery. 
Donald Kahn collection, 
Lowe Art Museum, 
University of Miami. 
Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide. 
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin. 
The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth. 
The Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, U.S.A. 
Wollongong City Art Gallery.

Exhibitions:
Exhibitions Solo: 	
1990, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi

Group Exhibitions: 
1982, Georges Exhibition, Melbourne
1983, Mori Gallery, Sydney, NSW.  1993, Roar Studios, Melbourne, VIC.
1988, Papunya Tula Paintings, Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery, Wagga 
Wagga, NSW.
1989, Papunya Tula: Contemporary Paintings from Australia's  Western 
Desert, John Weber Gallery, New York, USA.
1990, Paintings from the Desert, Contemporary Aboriginal  Paintings, 
Plimsoll Gallery, Centre for the Arts, Hobart, Tasmania
1991, Australian Aboriginal Art from the Collection of Donald Kahn, 
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, USA
1991, The Painted Dream: Contemporary Aboriginal Paintings  from the 
Tim and Vivien Johnson 
Collection, Auckland City Art Gallery and Te Whare Taonga Aoteroa National 
Art Gallery, N. Z.
1993, Aboriginal Art Exhibition, Kung Gubunga, Oasis Gallery, Broadbeach, Qld
1994, Dreamings - Tjukurrpa: Aboriginal Art of the Western Desert; 
The Donald Kahn collection, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich
1997 - L'Art des Aborigenes d'Australie, Arts d'Australie o Stephane 
Jacob / Galerie de Stassart, Bruxelles; L'Art des Aborigenes d'Australie, 
Arts d'Australie o Stephane Jacob / Festival du Film, Cannes; L'Art des 
Aborigenes d'Australie, Arts d'Australie o Stephane Jacob / Espace Paul 
Riquet, Beziers. 
2000 - Arts d'Australie, Arts d'Australie o Stephane Jacob / Salon 
Pharmagora, Paris. 


Select Bibliography:
Australian Aboriginal Art from the Collection of Donald Kahn, 1991, 
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, USA 

Isaacs, J., 1984, Australia's Living Heritage, Arts of the  Dreaming, 
Lansdowne Press, Sydney. (C) 

Isaacs, J., 1989, Australian Aboriginal Paintings, Weldon Publishing, 
New South Wales. Johnson, V., 

1994, The Dictionary of Western Desert Artists, Craftsman House, East 
Roseville, New South Wales. (C)




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