Willliam Sandy was born in c. 1944 in the Papunya region of the Northern Territory of Australia. He is a widely published traditional artist who’s paintings were exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas.

From the early 1980s, William began painting for Papunya Tula artists in th early 1980s. Some of his subjects are dingo, emu, women and green bean. He is also a very knowledgeable, traditional medicine man.

Selected exhibitions:
1982 Georges Exhibition, Melbourne;
1983 Mori Gallery, Sydney;
1985 Aboriginal Artists Gallery, Melbourne;
1986 Queensland University, Brisbane;
1988 Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery;
1988 – 1989 “Dreaming” Exhibition which toured the USA;
1989 John Weber Gallery, New York, USA;
1989 Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico;
1990 Isaacs Gallery, Toronto, Canada;
1990 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne;
1990 Wagga Wagga Art Gallery;
1991 Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, USA;
1992,1996,1997, 1998 Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs;
1992 IBM – Kawasaki City Gallery, Kawasaki, Japan;
1993 Chapman Gallery, Canberra;
1997 Manningham Art Space, Melbourne;
1999, 2000 Aboriginal Art Galleries of Australia, Melbourne;
1999, 2000 Aboriginal Art Galleries of Australia, Melbourne;
1999 Embassy of Australia, Washington, USA;
2003 Chapel off Chapel Gallery, Melbourne.

Selected collections:
Robert Holmes a Court; Broken Hill Gallery; Wollonggong City Art Gallery; Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs; Donald Khan Collection, USA; Groninger Museum, Groninger, The Netherlands.

1985 Northern Territory Art Award, Darwin”


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