About Sandra Blackburne
Sandra Blackburne trained as an illustrator and graphic designer before undertaking a successful career in advertising and corporate graphic communication. She graduated in design and illustration from the Queensland College of Art, and has a BA honors in Australian literature from the University of Sydney. She has painted continuously throughout her career.
Her work explores the textures and layers of the Australian landscape. “I have always been drawn to the natural world both micro and macro images. The country has an awesome energy which is beyond our ability to control. I try to show this in my work. I’m interested in the experience of the individual confronted with the sublime, and much of my work focuses on man’s attempts to control a land which can’t be controlled. Thus the paintings focus on the power of nature to reassert itself.”
2017 Shadow Country Exhibition, opening April 27 2017
2016 Finalist Hunters Hill Art Prize, Council Chambers, Hunters Hill
2016 Featured in Colour In Your Life TV series aired on channel 74
2016 Solo Exhibition T1, TWT Creative Precinct, Living Art Weekend 2016
2016 Group Exhibition, ‘Drawing the Line’ sketchbook exhibition, Me Art Space, Atchison St, St Leonards
2016 Group Exhibition, ‘Simply Black and White’, Me Artspace, Atchison St
2015 Finalist Hunters Hill Art Prize, Council, Hunters Hill
2015 Group Exhibition, ‘Water’ T1, TWT Creative Precinct, Atchison St, St Leonards
2015 Exhibited North Sydney Council, ‘A sense of Place’North Sydney
2015 Solo Exhibition, ‘Silent Witness’ Depot Gallery, Danks St, Waterloo
2015 Solo Exhibition, ‘Memories’ Me Art Space, Atchison St, St Leonards
2014 Joint Exhibition, ‘Connecting’ Willoughby Council Art Space, Chatswood
2014 Group Exhibition, Me Art Space, Artarmon
2013 Group Exhibition, ‘The Storybook Factory”, Depot 2 Gallery, Danks St
2013 Solo Exhibition, ‘Passages’ Depot Gallery, Dank Street, Waterloo
2012 Willoughby City Council Studio Tour
2011 Group Exhibition, Sydney Artist Studios, Artarmon.
2011 Group Exhibition, Foyer Exhibition Space, Willoughby City Council
2011 Group Exhibition, ‘FRANS For Art’s Sake’, Sydney College of The Arts, University of Sydney.