A dog’s life

Dion Beasley

About

Many people will be familiar with Dion Beasley’s work from the Cheeky Dog t-shirts that cover the backs of many Northern Territorians and tourists alike. Dion Beasley is a 17 year old Indigenous artist from Canteen Creek near Tennant Creek in the NT. Dion was born profoundly deaf and has muscular dystrophy. With his friend and mentor Joie Boulter, Dion has been producing Cheeky Dog images for t-shirts and bags for a number of years. This exhibition sees a whole new side to Dion’s work.

Ten large limited edition hand coloured prints provide humorous and astute observations of the community life of Canteen Creek’s camp dogs and introduces several new characters. The works were printed at Julalikari Arts in Tennant Creek under the guidance of Alan Murn.

These works captivate and delight and highlight the wonderful contribution artists with disabilities make to our cultural and artistic life.

Itinerary

Nyinkka Nyunyu

Tennant Creek, NT
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Goulburn Regional Art Gallery

Goulburn, NSW
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Cessnock Regional Art Gallery

Cessnock, NSW
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Tablelands Regional Art Gallery

Atherton, QLD
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Horsham Art Gallery

Horsham, VIC
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Warwick Art Gallery

Warwick, QLD
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Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute

Adelaide, SA
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Contact

Jo Foster and Neridah Stockley

Visual Arts Development and Touring Managers

PO Box 4582
Alice Springs, NT 0871

art@artbacknt.com.au

08 8953 5941