Garry Sibosado

Garry Sibosado is a Bard man living in Lombadina in the West Kimberley. Garry creates works out of his studio where he has direct access to the materials and influences that he incorporates into his art.

Using native local ebony (birrmbirr), mother of pearl (guan), Kimberley pearls as well as precious metals and stones, Garry combines contemporary techniques with traditional designs to produce wearable and visual art that reflects his strong links to the land and sea.

Garry is a master in the art of Riji symbols, engraving and inlay. He continues to be guided by the traditional cultural practices of his people as he develops unique contemporary interpretations in his art.

Garry joined the Desert River Sea Visual Arts Leadership Program in May 2015 and attended the workshop held in Broome. He is excited by the chance to network and the opportunity to showcase art from the Kimberley to the world. Garry found the discussion around marketing helpful and is keen to use the video he produced during the workshop to enhance his profile as well as assisting with his own artwork sales.

Garry has attended the 2015 Visual Arts Leadership Program Storytelling workshop in Broome and the 2016 Visual Arts Leadership Program Curating workshop in Kununurra.

The video below was produced by Garry Sibosado during the Desert River Sea Visual Arts Leadership Program Workshop held at Notre Dame University in Broome, May 2015.