Born 1966, Lombadina, Western Australia
Lives and works Lombadina, Western Australia
Darrell Sibosado is a Bard man from Lombadina situated on the Dampier Peninsula of the Kimberley coast, Western Australia.
In his practice, Darrell presents both traditional and derivative contemporary designs. The inspiration for Darrell’s work is taken from the traditional pearl shell carving of the Bard people. Darrell also continues the traditional practice of mother of pearl etching and shell work.
Through his printmaking and installations Darrell reflects on traditional Bard culture and is intent on reiterating that Aboriginal culture is a living, adaptive culture and undeniably commands a presence in the contemporary space. Darrell’s large scale designs are derivative of both the physical form and the stories within the riji (etched mother of pearl) designs and motifs handed down to himself and his brothers.
Darrell believes that the arts are an inseparable part of Aboriginal culture and it is through the arts that Darrell maintains his spirituality and links to his traditional Aboriginal heritage.
Photo courtesy: Michael Jalaru Torres