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Sandi Rigby
 
 
 
Sandi Rigby - Represented by Artsite Gallery
Sandi Rigby - Represented by Artsite Gallery
Sandi Rigby - Represented by Artsite Gallery

"The detail in my work is like a meditation for me" Sandi Rigby, 2017
 

A graduate of the National Art School, Sandi Rigby is a local Sydney artist who found her love for printmaking and etching after a career in graphic art.
Sandi Rigby has been a recipient of the Broken Hill Regional Gallery’s Outback Works on Paper Art Award, The Geelong Regional Gallery Print Prize and the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery Works on Paper Award. She has been a finalist in many prestigious awards including the Art Gallery of NSW’s Dobell Drawing Award.

After struggling to reconcile her passion for traditional art with the rise of technology, Rigby found her perfect match in printmaking, which she studied for eight years at Meadowbank TAFE under the guidance of Michael Kempson and Rew Hanks.
Sandi Rigby has been awarded many artist in Residence opportunities, including the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, the Daniel & Anne Pata Residency in Paris and most recently the Art Residency in Gullisktan, Iceland.

Rigby draws inspiration from bushwalking and names Croajingolong as her most inspirational bushwalk with its pristine beaches, rugged rocks, heath-covered headlands and sand dunes.

She has also fostered an interest in owls from a young age. Her exhibition Mapping The Powerful Owl, raised funds towards the prevention of the clearing of owl habitats in Sydney and New South Wales.

Texture holds a particular appeal for Rigby, the depth and feel of rocks,and the detail in seashells, grasses, plant life and wildlife are seen in her delicately drawn images and finely etched prints.

Artist and traveller, Sandi Rigby communicates the mood of her subjects and the places visited with colour, pattern and detail in beautifully executed drawings, often utilising the multiple layering of etched plates to capture both realistically and conceptually her experiences of her personal journeying.

Preview Sandi Rigby's first Solo Exhibition at Artsite Gallery.


Sandi Rigby's first Solo Exhibition at Artsite Gallery, March 2017


Public Collections: Geelong Regional Gallery, NSW; Meadowbank College Association, The Northern Sydney Institute, TAFE, NSW; State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld; Broken Hill City Regional Gallery, NSW; NSWTAFE Permanent Art Collection, Sydney,NSW.


Private Collections: Australia, and Internationally.

 
Solo Exhibitions:
2017
Sandi Rigby, Artist and Traveller, March, Artsite Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2014
Bakehouse Gallery, Patonga, NSW
2013
Mapping The Powerful Owl, Gallery Oscar, Turramurra, NSW
2012
Journeys Retraced, Gallery Oscar, Turramurra, NSW
2011
Larapinta, Hardware Gallery, Enmore, NSW
2008
Birds Eye View, Hardware Gallery, Enmore, NSW
2007
Paris Gardens, Hardware Gallery, Enmore, NSW
2006
Fragments of Venice, Hardware Gallery, Enmore, NSW
2003
Croajingolong, Hardware Fine Arts, St Leonards, NSW
2002
Equilibrium, Hardware Fine Arts, St Leonards, NSW

Group Exhibitions:
2017
Eklektikos, Artsite Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2017-2009
Sydney Printmakers, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Canada.
2016
Collectors Choice 2016, Artsite Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
2015
Grace Cossington-Smith Gallery, Wahroonga, NSW.
2008
Chicago Centre for Book & Paper Arts National Triennial.
2007
Finalist Exhibition, Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of NSW.
2007, 03
Finalist Exhibition, Freemantle Print Awards.
2008, 07
Finalist Exhibition, Geelong Print Award. Geelong Gallery, Geelong Vic.
2008, 07
Hardware Gallery, Enmore, NSW.
2006, 05
Sydney Gallery School, Meadowbank TAFE, Meadowbank, NSW.
2005
Archeus Fine Art London, at London Print Fair, England.
2005, 03, 02, 01
Finalist Exhibition, Outback Art Award, Broken Hill City Regional Gallery NSW.
2004, 03, 02, 01
Finalist Exhibition, Willoughby Art Award, Sydney, NSW.
2004, 03, 02, 99
Finalist Exhibition, TAFE Art & Design Prize, NSW Regional Gallery Tour.
2003
11th Biennial Print & Drawing Exhibition, Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung, Taiwan.
2003, 02, 01, 00
Trinity Delmar Gallery, Summer Hill, NSW.
2004, 01
Finalist Exhibition, Miniprint Exhibition, Lahti, Finland.
2001
Finalist Exhibition, Works On Paper Exhibition, Warrnambool, Vic.
2000
Finalist Exhibition, Australian Canson Student Print Award, Travelling Exhibition.
1999
An Australian Bestiary, Collaborative Book, Works on Paper Fair, Royal College of Art, London.

Awards:
2014
Awarded an Art Residency in Gullisktan, Iceland
2005
2nd Prize, Meadowbank College Association Art Award
2005
Winner, Works on Paper, Outback Art Award, Broken Hill Regional Gallery, NSW.
2005
Awarded Sydney Gallery School ‘Danny Pata Paris Residency Prize’
2004
Awarded Residency at Scuola di Grafica, Venice, Italy.
2005, 03
Winner, Geelong Print Prize, Geelong Regional Gallery, Vic
2003
Commendation NSW TAFE Art & Design Prize
2003
Works on Paper Art Award
Peoples Choice Award, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, NSW
2003, 02
Commendation NSW TAFE Art & Design Prize. Meadowbank, NSW
2002
Printmaking Award, Sydney Gallery School, Meadowbank, NSW
2001
National Tertiary Student Art Award, Australia.
2000
Work Highly Commended, TAFE Art Exhibition, Meadowbank, NSW

Media/Publications:
2014
Awarded an Art Residency in Gullisktan, Iceland
2015
Peninsula News, 23 February, 2015, page 21.
2013
Lauren Murada, North Shore Times, 15 November, 2013, page 34.
2013
Monique Cowper, Hornsby Advocate, 7 November 2013, page 56.
2011
Kat Adamski, North Shore Times, 29 April 2011, page 40.
2008
Tracey Findlay, Hornsby Advocate, 13 November 2008, page 14.
2007
Julie Huffer, Hornsby Advocate, 14 June 2007, page 11.
2006
Doug Spowart, (Article) ART OF BOOKS ~ BOOKS OF ART, Number 11, 2006
2006
Danielle Long, Hornsby Advocate, 13 July 2006, page 12.
1998
Samantha Stoddart, Hornsby Advocate, 5 November, 1998.

Collections:
 

Geelong Regional Gallery, NSW
http://collections.geelonggallery.org.au/collections/#details=ecatalogue.5136
http://collections.geelonggallery.org.au/collections/#details=ecatalogue.4282
Meadowbank College Association, The Northern Sydney Institute, TAFE, NSW
State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld
Broken Hill City Regional Gallery, NSW
NSW TAFE Permanent Art Collection, Sydney,NSW.


Private Collections:
 
Australia and Internationally

 
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