Artist Profile

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Tony Sorby
Born :1953
Location :New South Wales
Tribe :Kamilaroi

 

Tony Sorby

 

Tony Sorby is an Australian aboriginal artist and a descendant of the Kamilaroi people. Tony was one of the stolen generations who discovered his Aboriginal roots at the age of 12. In his mid-20’s he was reunited with his family.

At various times, Tony worked as a wool classer, dug tunnels for the railways, managed a market garden and taught carpentry and joinery to juvenile offenders.

Tony’s interest in art was sparked by a Czechoslovakian acquaintance who introduced him to the fine art of marquetry. With the discovery of his aboriginal roots came the desire to know more about his heritage, and in his early 30’s, Tony began a formal course of study in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture. During this time, he also started creating art works, experimenting with mixed media that included paints and wood stains, using wood rather than canvas as his medium. In 1996 after fire totally destroyed Tony’s art pieces, he spent 2 years to rebuild his love of art.

Tony’s works are now entirely on canvas and contain traditional as well as contemporary themes. Tony regularly camps in bushland to find inspiration from the land, hills, creeks and rivers that are reflected in his paintings.

Memberships:

  • Member of National Indigenous Arts Advocacy Association
  • Registered with the National Association for the Visual Arts

        

 

           

      

                     Tony Sorby at Karlangu Aboriginal Art Centre

 

You are welcome to visit the art gallery to view Tony Sorby and other aboriginal artists artwork on Linen/Canvas, Didgeridoo, Boomerang, Coolamon and Pottery at: KARLANGU ABORIGINAL ART CENTRE, 47 York Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia

Artworks by this artist

Journey tracks to sacred water sites
Art No:TS-s-114
Size:36 X 36

Journey Tracks to Sacred Sites
Art No:TS-413
Size:91 X 122

Journey Tracks to Sacred Sites
Art No:TS-429
Size:51 X 137

Journey Tracks to Sacred Water sites
Art No:TS-344
Size:122 X 183

Ceremonial Grounds
Art No:TS-s-112
Size:36 X 36

Spirit Man
Art No:TS-s-111
Size:36 X 36

Journey Tracks to Sacred Sites
Art No:TS-s-109
Size:36 X 72

Drought (in Kamilaroi) - Journey Tracks to Sacred Sites
Art No:TS-277
Size:97 X 3 x 51

Journey Tracks to Sacred Sites
Art No:TS-430
Size:61 X 122

Journey tracks to sacred water sites
Art No:TS-s-117
Size:36 X 36

Journey tracks to sacred water sites
Art No:TS-s-116
Size:36 X 36

Spirit Man
Art No:TS-s-113
Size:36 X 36

Journey Tracks to Sacred Sites
Art No:TS-s-115
Size:36 X 36

Journey tracks to sacred sites
Art No:TS-421
Size:91 X 121

Journey tracks to sacred sites-Sandstone Caves
Art No:TS-426
Size:122 X 183

Journey Tracks to Sacred Sites
Art No:TS-s-118
Size:36 X 36

Ceremonial Grounds
Art No:TS-s-6
Size:36 X 36

Journey tracks to sacred water sites
Art No:TS-431
Size:91 X 122

Ceremonial Ground
Art No:TS-424
Size:91 X 122

Journey tracks to sacred water sites
Art No:TS-405
Size:122 X 183

Journey Tracks to Sacred Sites
Art No:TS-354
Size:3 x 38 X 76

Corroboree Grounds
Art No:TS-254
Size:36.5 X 71
SOLD
Journey Tracks to Sacred Sites and Ceremonial Ground
Art No:TS-313
Size:122 X 183
SOLD
Warrumbungles
Art No:TS-397
Size:38 X 88
SOLD
Journey Tracks to Sacred Water Sites
Art No:TS-432
Size:51 X 137
SOLD
Corroboree Grounds
Art No:TS-257
Size:36.5 X 71
SOLD
Meeting Place
Art No:TS-333
Size:61 X 92
SOLD
Warrumbungles
Art No:TS-420
Size:101 X 153
SOLD
Journey Tracks to Sacred Sites
Art No:TS-415
Size:51 X 137
SOLD