Tricia "Vandal" Van Der-Kuyp is a proud Wiradjuri woman and Melbourne-based mixed media artist (Bundadhaany). In 2019 Vandal was chosen as one of 8 Victorian Artists to have her artwork displayed on a Melbourne Art Tram. She has created artworks on community art trails around Victoria that have decorated, a sculpture, seats, a barbecue, as well as other public artworks on a car parking space and gallery door with her murals, and traffic signal boxes. She has produced award-winning art on skateboard decks and has published her own distinctive colouring book range, inspired by her Aboriginal heritage.
Vandal believes you don't have to be perfect to be a good artist, because ART HAS NO RULES!
Vandal runs workshops and engages in art drops around Australia where she releases her characters such as dingos, wolves, and orangutans on small canvases for adventurous art collectors to discover.
Vandal's artwork is distinctive, bold, energetic and full of imagination, love and whimsy. Her work has been described as –
'A wonderment for the eyes and a spark plug for the mind.'