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Vania Lawson

Vania Lawson completed her studies with a Certificate of Stage and Studios Techniques majoring in scenic art in Production and Design in 1989.  After part-time teaching in education and health departments including freelance work she went on to established her own business Sabi Art +Design.  For over 25 years she has worked extensively within the arts realm, for architects & interior designers specializing in commercial, retail & display art projects. This has seen Vania attain work nationally at Ayres Rock Resort as well as being involved in many state projects that also include artworks that are as unique as heritage restoration of stencils at the Fremantle Prison.  She continues to expand her repertoire as a visual artist, exhibiting at Galleries in Perth and the South West of the state

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Qualifications, Technical/Professional Expertise

Certificate in Stage and Studio Techniques – Major Scenic Art Perth Technical College/ WAAPA

Certificate of Painting Old Arts Leederville TAFE

Casual Specialist Night Classes @Claremont School of Art, Churchlands TAFE, Applecross TAFE.

Art Therapy Lecturer (contract) Graylands Hospital

Artistic Director of Sabi Art + Design, specialized scenic art + sculpture collaborating with architects, interior designers & film production agencies.

Completion of White Card Occupational Health and Safety Induction

Knowledge of Australian standards for public art, OHS and other relevant issues


AYRES ROCK RESORT – Conference Mural Yalara NT Architect – Woodhead Australia 1996

FREMANTLE PRISON GATEHOUSE –Stencil restoration. – Building Management Authority 1995

BELMONT LEISURE CENTRE – Interior Scenic Artwork Murals – Barry Hall & Assoc 1997

DUXTON HOTEL – Interior Lobby Art Finishes 2011 – Ross Sta Maria Architect

BOBECHE BAR – St George’s Terrace Scenic Mural Artwork 2012

PUBLIC ARTWORK for Ronald McDonald House Subiaco 2015

Solo Exhibitions

* 1990 Harmony of Colours Atwell Gallery
* 1991 Teds Café Northbridge
* 1992 Matilda Bay Gallery Fremantle
* 2011 Kingfisher Gallery West Perth

Group Exhibitions

1993 Kaleidoscopic Images – Accent Gallery Group Exhibition Prize

1993 Accent Gallery – Subiaco Group exhibition

Exhibiting artist Gallery 360 Subiaco, Gallery 281 Bayswater , Kingfisher Gallery

* 2008 Hale School Art Exhibition Invited Artist

2009 Artist of the Month In Degrees – Gallery 360 Subiaco

2011 Finalist Clifton Art Prize, Northam Art Prize,

2011 Cossack Art Exhibition

2012 Finalist Clifton Art Prize

2013 Streater’s Gallery Yallingup

2014 Artist of the Month Gallery 360

2015 COAST Art Exhibition Clancy’s – City Beach

2016 Perth College Invited Artist

2016 Hale Art School

2016 MANPAC Art Exhibition

2016 EARTH.WIND.WATER. Exhibition The Moores Gallery Fremantle

2017 Newman College Art Exhibition

2017 Melville Art Exhibition

2017 Hale Art Show

2017 Kalgoorlie Art Exhibition

2017 Gallows Gallery “Nuance”

2018 “Trace” Gallery 152 York

Commissions & Collections

St John of God Hospital – Subiaco,

Newmont Asia Pacific

McDonald Jones Architects,

Ronald McDonald House Subiaco

Griffiths Design

Mr Peter Collier MLA


Summit Homes

Residential Attitudes,

J Corp

J.W.H Homes

ABN Group

Quain Holdings,

Aurora Biofuels

Julie and Ian Massara

Liz Dumas

Private Collections held in Perth, Sydney, Singapore, California & UK

Selected Publications & Media

2007 Perth Woman

2009 In Site Artwork Image Spring Edition

2011 In Site Artwork Image Autumn Edition

Sept 15 2015 “Artist Raise the Bar” Western Suburbs Weekly

Sept 11 2015 “Gallery By the Sea” The Subiaco Post

Sept 15 2015 “ No Fishing Needed for Hanging Space” The Southern Gazette

Dec 2nd 2017 “Generations of Creativity” The West Australian Arts Pages

Dec 8th 2017 “Nuances in Nature” The Post Newspaper

Dec 9th 2017 “Review Artists of Perth Book” The West Weekend Magazine

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