Tyrown is an artist who is moving from strength to strength, constantly working on a hugely diverse and exciting range of projects. From graphic design to large-scale murals, delicate ink drawings to surreal sculptures, his work always elicits a belly laugh, smile, or snicker. He combines a kind of base level humour that can be understood and enjoyed by everyone with succinct observations of modern etiquette and relationships that are deeply relatable.— Miranda Johnson, Hatched Curatorial Fellow & Out of Bounds Co-Curator
Wardandi and Saibai Islander artist Tyrown Waigana is inspired by the large and small events/generic and cliché situations that play out in his everyday life. Waigana’s work takes many forms, including painting, drawing, sculpture, animation, and comic books. His diverse practice is marked by a trademark wit and humour that often finds expression in the titles of his works.
As an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graphic designer, Waigana’s clients have included Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia, Australian National University, First Nations Justice Campaign and many more. In 2020, Waigana won the 2020 NAIDOC poster competition. Most recently, Waigana’s artwork has been featured at the Art Gallery of Western Australia and Fremantle Art Centre. In 2020, Waigana published his first comic book, The Rest Of Your Life’s Gonna Be Shit.
PICA Salon Vernissage 2022
Tyrown is one of the artists in Out of Bounds (2022), curated by PICA Curator Sarah Wall and Hatched Curatorial Fellow Miranda Johnson. His work was available for sale at PICA’s signature donor event PICA Salon Vernissage 2022 on Saturday 6 August.
Artworks for Sale at Salon Vernissage
Salon 2022 Artists
From Out of Bounds
Tom Blake | Pascale Giorgi | Luisa Hansal & Tamara Marrington | Imogen Kotsoglo | Pip Lewi | Leonie Ngahuia Mansbridge | Joana Partyka | Tyrown Waigana
Exhibitions / Free
01 August – 02 October 2022
Out of Bounds
06 August 2022