Tricia "Vandal" Van Der-Kuyp is a proud Wiradjuri woman and Melbourne-based 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 pop up 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.'
2021 Having a Yarn and Day Dreaming (the quiet) | Croydon, Victoria
2021 Koalafied + Barrandhang | Me and Uoo Uoo Royal Children’s Hospital Art Trail | South Melbourne, Victoria
2020 Honeyeater and Kingfisher | Mooroolbark Street Art Trail | Mooroolbark, Victoria
2019 Marbaamarbaa garingali (multi-coloured native dog) | Melbourne Art Tram | Melbourne International Arts Festival | Melbourne, Victoria
2019 Dhaghanu Ngurambang / Where is your country | Maroondah Arts Anthropocene art trail, Ringwood, Victoria
2019 Tunstall Square Car Park | Tunstall Square Shopping Centre | Doncaster, Victoria
2018 -2020 - Koorie Heritage Trust Annual Art Show | Koorie Heritage Trust | Melbourne, Victoria
2020 StMarque | Car Wrap
2020 Retainr | Reusable Cup