Allery Sandy

Allery Sandy

Yinjaa-Barni Art

Allery Sandy is an accomplished painter, educator, performer and community leader. She is the chairperson of Yinjaa-Barni Art. Allery’s distinctive aerial perspectives typically celebrate the wildflowers, creeks, rivers, and bush foods of her Country. 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 and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.

Her works have been collected by the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Flinders University Art Museum, Parliament House Collection of Western Australia, Australian Embassy in Yangon, and Restore Hope Foundation. A passionate communicator of her culture, Allery performed in the 2013 premiere of Big hART’s Hipbone Sticking Out in Canberra, a production narrating Indigenous stories of Australia by the people of Roebourne.

Language: Yindjibarndi

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