Tony is a Kaurna/Ngarrindjeri/Narrunga artist based in Adelaide. He creates intricate and evocative artworks that explore themes of identity, collective resonance and connectedness. Heavily influenced by his cultural heritage, interactions with people and environment, Tony’s work propels us to “the space between our thoughts”. They call us to reconnect to our inner-selves while examining our relationships and the impact our interactions have on each other and our environment. Self-empowerment is a central theme in Tony’s artistic practice, which is focused on visual arts that extends into local communities. He is passionate about sharing knowledge and connecting with young people through his work as an artist-in-residence in local schools, where he leads youth art mentoring programs. Tony’s artistic work also includes graphic design and photography.
2019 ‘Tarnanthi’, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia 2019. ‘Searching for Dreaming’, Solo Exhibition, Fontanelle Gallery, Port Adelaide, Australia 2019. ‘Our Mob’ Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, Australia 2019 ‘Vietnam- One in, All In’ Tandanya Cultural Institute, Adelaide, Australia. 2018 ‘Interconnections’ Solo Exhibition, Tandanya Cultural Institute, Adelaide Australia 2018 ‘Our Mob’ Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide Australia 2017 ‘Our Mob’ Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide Australia 2017 ‘Tarnanthi in the Port’ Solo Exhibition Fontanelle Gallery, Port Adelaide Australia 2016 Peace is Personal Black Diamond Gallery, Port Adelaide Australia
Public Collections: Art Gallery of South Australian Tandanya Cultural Institute Adelaide Festival Centre Carlton AFL Indigenous Jersey Designer
Awards: Don Dunstan Foundation Emerging Artist Prize. Our Mob Exhibition, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide Australia 2018 PAE ATSI Award ‘Contributions to the Arts’ 2017, Adelaide, Australia People’s Choice Award. Peace in Personal Exhibition, Port Adelaide, Australia 2016