Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Dawn Whitehand

Australian abstract artist Dawn Whitehand starts off her “about” page this way:

I am an Australian artist, making unique mixed media sculptures from clay, found objects and textured materials which are based on organic natural forms.

In the Balance

I have always thought of myself as a traditionalist when it came to Art — Renoir, Rembrandt, Redlin — those people I can understand.


I never really paid attention to Abstract Art until I wandered into Dawn’s world.

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Working from my studio on the outskirts of Ballarat at the base of a slumbering volcano, I am very aware of my environment, its constant changing, and its vulnerability. I am also very aware of the current global environmental crisis.


Within this context my art practice attempts to address these issues by making sculptural artworks that attempt to remind, though subliminally, the viewer of their innate connection to the Earth, and our reliance upon it for survival.

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And I started to understand. A little. That all art doesn’t have to be literal. That trees don’t have to look like trees, and volcanoes didn’t have to look like volcanoes.


That Art, like Emotions, like Life, is different for everyone. Some just choose to share their unique view through creative arts.


The thrill of interpretation is the same thrill we take with each breath.  And that there’s always someone willing to share their breath — and view — with you.


Dawn is a multi-talented spirit. She creates jewelry and pottery and custom-made art sculptures. You can find her art at, and contemporary poems, art, and drawings at

Stop by and learn a little bit of Abstract Art for yourself.

4 thoughts on “Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Dawn Whitehand

  1. Wonderfully unique pieces. I admire those who can visualize something abstract and turn it into a tangible object. My brain tends toward the concrete and literal, so I’m always impressed by those who lean the other way.


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