Sally Stoneman studied Art Education at Western Australian Institute of Technology and then at Mount Lawley College of Advanced Education before teaching Art in regional and metropolitan Western Australia. When living in Sydney she studied painting and printmaking at East Sydney Tech (now the National Art School). Stoneman began travelling throughout India, Indonesia, Europe and New Zealand in the 80’s following an interest in their culture and the arts. She embarked on summer school courses in Paris and Florence in Painting and Art History. Recently she has studied units at Perth Central Institute of Technology in the Advanced Diploma of Sculpture.
Stoneman’s sculptural works draw inspiration from the diverse natural environment of Western Australia. She has worked and travelled throughout the state documenting the landscape in painting over many years and in recent years exploring sculptural forms.
Featured WorkSoftly, Harshly
- Year: 2019
- Materials: Recycled 'Vermin Proof' fence
- Size: 130 x 100 x 90 cm
- Price: $16,000
The Vermin Proof fence also called the Rabbit Proof fence and Dingo Proof fence was installed in the early twentieth century to control the movement of emus, rabbits and dingos entering Western Australia. This work references the plight of the emu.