Yaama! Hello! My name is Wendy Rix and I am a contemporary visual artist living in Queensland, Australia. My family are from Goodooga, New South Wales, and I am a descendant of the Noongaburrah (Kurrajong) people, speakers of Yuwaalaraay. I love going home to visit the family, even though its hot and dry!
I have always been interested in art and design, however my career path to get here is very different! I trained as an RN, gaining my DipAppSci (Nursing) at QUT, and then my Bachelor of Nursing at Edith Cowan University. I was a Nursing Officer in the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps but discharged after being injured in a car accident. I have done everything! I have worked in an Aboriginal Medical Centre, and Lands Council. I have been a stay at home Mum, a working Mum and a single working Mum! I have worked in a ladies boutique, had a lawn mowing business and sold food via party plan.
Eventually going back to nursing and was a community nurse for a number of years. I completed a Dip Dementia Care in recent times and have also worked with a client in her home via her home care package, doing social art sessions. But now - full time artist!!!!!!!!
You will find my work overseas and around Australia, on walls as originals or fine art reproductions. You will also see my designs on clothing ranges and for commissions for indigenous jerseys and tattoos! My handcrafted crosses of all sizes can be found in schools, homes and churches. I do classroom prayer tablecloths, and can get custom sizes for you. You will also find my mural work in schools and cafes - on internal and external walls, as well as timber panelling.
Workshops can be arranged in schools, business and privately. I try to teach patience, show simple art techniques, share my cultural experiences, how to tune into your story and get guidance from our higher power, and all regardless of your previous art experience.
"All are one" exhibition - COSSAG - ST STEPHENS CATHEDRAL
Lethbridge 10000 - online gallery
"Divine Art inspiration" exhibition at ACU, Banyo Campus.
Rotary Art spectacular (2 in online gallery, one on display, Central Plaza, Brisbane
"Origins" at Entangle Living Art, Dayboro
"Be Bold" exhibition for Warrior Women, Stock Exchange, Brisbane
"Her Story" Warrior women, Graydon Gallery, New Farm
Brisbane Art Prize - Judith Wright Centre
Tempo Cafe, New Farm, small pieces exhibition
RAW @the Met, Fortitude Valley
Celebration of the female form, Windsor, Brisbane
"Outside In" exhibition - Vincent's Private Hospital, Brisbane - ground floor
"Regeneration" exhibition, Brisbane Womens Club, Aspire Gallery, Paddington
Petite Pieces Exhibition, Aspire Gallery, Paddington
Emerging Art exhibition, Inner Space Gallery, Prahan, Vic
"Connections" solo exhibition, Aspire Gallery, Paddington
The "spirit of her" solo exhibition, Percolator Gallery, Paddington
National Reconciliation Week display, CBA Flagship Branch, Brisbane.
Journey to Recognition Exhibition for Recognise, Gallery Works, Mt Tamborine.
"From the Inside Forward" solo exhibition - The Percolator Gallery, Paddington
Clinical Innovation (Sydney) - Chronic Pain Management in NSW
Indigenous Health Centres - artwork for publications
Art Social Sessions - home care package assistance for clients with Dementia
Design work for Dezigna, Lifewear and Faebella clothing
iPhone design at http://www.ipersonalised.com/collections/Wensart
Public Commissions- Holy Cross Primary, (Canberra) - artwork for school
Timber crafted cross Commissions: Good Samaritan Catholic College, Sydney.
Moreton Bay College, Brisbane
Holy Cross Early Learning Centre, Canberra
Mother Teresa Early Learning Centre, Canberra
School workshops - Cloncurry PCYC for National Youth Week
Inala Scarborough State School,
Redcliffe Holy Cross Primary, Canberra
John Paul College, Canberra
Urban Smart Projects -
Energex box painting 2017
traffic signal box painting 2016
Workshop facilitator 2017 with Flying Arts Alliance Touring Team
Murals - Wandarrah Preschool - internal class room walls, outside walls and concrete floor area
St Vincents Private Hospital, Brisbane, purchased work as the first in their Reconciliation Action Plan
Australian Defence Force AFL teams Indigenous Jersey design
The Indigenous Australian Invitational Rugby Team 2018 - jersey and clothing design
CYMS Dubbo- female jersey design
Visit Wendy's website here.
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