Sandra Tobias graduated from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 1984 and since then has spent time travelling; teaching art, producing her own paintings and parenting.
She spent two years living in Tokyo where she was selected for the annual PARCO Urban Art exhibition, ‘Absolut Vodka’ exhibition, Spiral Gallery and several others.
She returned to Welshman’s Reef, central Victoria after a 4-year stint living in Hong Kong, where she developed community and participatory arts projects; ‘Artist’s in the Rotunda’ (Castlemaine State Festival, 2007) and “Posted-it’s what was written!” Latrobe University Gallery Bendigo, Punctum, Incubator, Castlemaine and Federation Square in 2009.
Tobias has exhibited in-group and solo shows in nationally and internationally. Her work is represented in several Australian and International Collections both private and public. She has completed several Artist in Residencies at Trades Hall Melbourne, ‘Bundanon’ Shoalhaven, NSW, Taipei Artists Village (Australia-China-Council 2005) and Scuola Graffica Venice 2015.
Her practice reflects narratives related to people, time, places and situations they are currently living in. Her art also incorporates community context, often reading as a diary of events, places and times. Her creations are colourful, expressive and offer intimate views of her humanistic perceptions.
For the last 12 months she has been an artist @ Peagreenboat Studios, Brunswick. Here she developed her cutout egg tempera series, gouache on paper and egg tempera paintings, a technique using egg whites.
A significant development in her work has been inspired by her time drawing in and around Brunswick and developing this recent series ‘Virtues’ as part of an installation at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne.
She currently lives and has her studio practice in ‘The People’s Republik of Brunswick’ with her husband and two children.
In this somewhat frenetic pace of life she juggles parenting, teaching and producing her own work. She is currently producing work for 2021 exhibitions and is developing her arts project titled ‘The Hug.
Sandra Tobias is available for art commissions, art consultancy, collaborative arts projects and ‘conversation’.
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