ART AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS

Rindi Salomon

Rindi Salomon

Rindi Salomon was born in 1978 in Darlinghurst in Sydney, daughter of parents who believed in Steiner Education which she attended until the age of ten. After leaving East Maitland Steiner School she attended Catholic primary and high school in Wollongong. These at times opposite systems gave her wide ranging moral and artistic influences.

Moving to Newcastle in 1997 she met Andrew Shillam. she studied Visual Art at Tafe for one year before cutting it short to travel over seas in 2000. While in Edinburgh she was influenced by an exhibition at the Scottish Portrait Gallery of Stanley Spencers Glasgow Steelworks series. In Kettles Yard in Cambridge she was impressed by the naive paintings of Alfred Wallis. After her return to Australia she married Andrew Shillam. After the birth of her first child she worked in lino cut prints moving to ail painting when the children were older. Australian influences include Dorrit Black, Paddy Bedford and Roland Wakeland.

Rindi first exhibited at John Miller Galleries in Newcastle in 2005. In 2007 she began to exhibit at Kenthurst Gallery in Sydney.