The Arts Lounge exhibition - Linda R Bester and Vandal

The Arts Lounge exhibition Linda R Bester and Vandal

'Bilby' by Linda R Bester & 'Monarch Budya Budya' by Vandal

Download the exhibition booklet:

The Arts Lounge exhibition - Linda R Beste and Vandal - exhibition booklet(DOCX, 9MB)

About the artists

Linda R Bester

Linda R Bester is an Australian‐based ecologist who creates nature‐based artworks, often targeting threatened species, with the aim of spreading awareness about their existence and the environmental threats that impact thereon. Her scientific knowledge, combined with her industry based connections to experts, allows her to maintain a high level of accuracy with regards to species morphology.

Linda has spent the last 25 years studying and working in the field of conservation and land management and has now finally found her calling through showing and publishing her blend of scientific artworks and scientific information. She uses gallery quality coloured pencils for the most part, but occasionally adds detail using various paints, on Canson Moulin du Roy 100% cotton, hot pressed watercolour paper.


Vandal - bundang

Bundang in the First Nations language of the Wiradjuri people means a blackish butterfly. The bundang art exhibition tells a story through reflection and leaves question about cultural identity around what and how it is shaped.

Tricia "Vandal" Van Der-Kuyp is a proud Wiradjuri woman and Melbourne-based artist (Bundadhaany). A mixed media artist, with a focus on flora and fauna. Vandal has created augmented reality artwork and large-scale public artworks in and around Melbourne. She was chosen in 2019 as one of 8 Victorian Artists to have her artwork displayed on a Melbourne Art Tram. She's also produced artworks that appear on community art trails around Victoria that have decorated, a sculpture, seats, a barbecue, a car parking space and gallery door with her pop up murals, plus traffic signal boxes.  

She has produced award-winning art on skateboard deck and has published her own distinctive colouring book range, inspired by her Aboriginal heritage. Vandal's artwork is distinctive, bold, energetic, and full of imagination, love, and whimsy. 



  • Wednesday, 14 June 2023 | 12:00 AM - Saturday, 12 August 2023 | 11:59 PM


Wyreena Community Arts Centre, 13-23 Hull Road, Croydon, 3136, View map

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