Tricia "Vandal" Van Der-Kuyp is a proud Wiradjuri woman and Melbourne-based artist (Bundadhaany).
A mixed media artist, with a focus on flora and fauna. Vandal has created augmented reality artwork and large-scale public artworks in and around Melbourne. She was chosen in 2019 as one of 8 Victorian Artists to have her artwork displayed on a Melbourne Art Tram. She's also produced artworks that appear on community art trails around Victoria that have decorated, a sculpture, seats, a barbecue, a car parking space and gallery door with her pop up murals, plus traffic signal boxes. She has produced award-winning art on skateboard deck and has published her own distinctive colouring book range, inspired by her Aboriginal heritage.
Vandal runs workshops that take participants through her creative practices - Vandal believes you don't have to be perfect to be a good artist, because ART HAS NO RULES!
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.'
2022 Duck Hawk Imagining, Melbourne, Victoria
2021 Flutterby, Melbourne, Victoria
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 -2021 - Koorie Heritage Trust Annual Art Show | Koorie Heritage Trust | Melbourne, Victoria
Monash Design workshop (online)
Signal, Paint your own skateboard
ArtPlay, Paint your own skateboard
2019 Paint your own skateboard
Yarra Valley Council
Mansfield Shire Council
2018 Paint your own skateboard
Koorie Heritage Trust
Freeza Moonee Valley City Council
2022 Homie | Reconciliation Action Plan artwork
2020 StMarque | Car Wrap