"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.
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
NSW TAFE Permanent Art Collection, Sydney,NSW.
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