Artist Series - Wendy Dixon-Whiley


Wendy Dixon-Whiley is a Visual Artist working in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia. With a Bachelor of Illustration Design and Master of Visual Art and Creative Practice, Wendy has participated in multiple group and solo exhibitions in Australia and internationally. Wendy is most often found working from her studio at the Hahndorf Academy in South Australia. She is best known in the Adelaide Hills for her large scale street art projects and her work is held in private collections in Australia and overseas.

Wendy Dixon-Whiley’s energetic but considered works are executed in multiple mediums and scales as she works to find the best modes of expressing an internal visual universe of figures, marks and symbols. Tracing her influences back to 80’s street art as well as graphic illustrative styles from 90’s popular culture, Dixon-Whiley domesticates at times dark and morbid social and religious themes through absurd and nonsensical forms. Her practice incorporates drawing, painting, installation and experimental methods to bring these ideas to life.

Dixon-Whiley distills her imagery through a process of working with unbroken and unhesitant mark-making through to more detailed, illustrative works.  The team at Rubber Side Down loved Wendy's illustrative style and thought that it would lend itself to a limited edition range of tee's and mudguards.  With mountain biking in mind Wendy created some specific designs which brings to the fore her creative critters but also introduces other elements such as bike components.  We hope you love the designs as much as we do.

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