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Tyrown Waigana

Tyrown Waigana

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

Artist Profile

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.

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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

Tyrown Waigana
Toilets shouldn’t smell nice, 2022
Ink on 300 gsm paper
77 x 57cm
Tyrown Waigana
There’s no nice way to tell you to fuck off so please do, 2022
Acrylic on canvas
195 x 96cm

Tyrown Waigana
Sorry I let my personality slip out, 2022
Polymer clay, aluminium base, painted in acrylic
31 x 23cm

Salon 2022 Artists

From Out of Bounds

Tom BlakePascale Giorgi | Luisa Hansal & Tamara Marrington | Imogen Kotsoglo | Pip Lewi | Leonie Ngahuia Mansbridge | Joana Partyka | Tyrown Waigana

From To companion a companion

Fernando do Campo

Exhibitions / Free
01 August – 02 October 2022

Out of Bounds

06 August 2022

PICA Salon Vernissage 2022