About vandal

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.'

Artwork History

Public Art

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

Group Exhibition

2018 -2021 - Koorie Heritage Trust Annual Art Show | Koorie Heritage Trust | Melbourne, Victoria

Workshops

2021

Monash Design workshop (online)

2021

  • Signal, Paint your own skateboard

 

2020

  • ArtPlay, Paint your own skateboard

2019 Paint your own skateboard

  • Yarra Valley Council 

  • Mansfield Shire Council 

  • Signal 

 

2018 Paint your own skateboard

  • Koorie Heritage Trust 

  •  ArtPlay

  •  Freeza Moonee Valley City Council

 

Selected Commission

2022 Homie | Reconciliation Action Plan artwork

 

2020 StMarque | Car Wrap 

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