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Awards

Awards

Art Achievements & Awards

Sandra has been the recipient of well over 50 awards and competition placings. She has had work exhibited all over the world and has helped established various art groups, been invited onto judgement and advisory panels, and is a well-known member of the arts community in Australia.

See below for a comprehensive list of awards and achievements Sandra has collected since embarking on her career.

2016-2017 Awards


Solo Exhibitions: 4

Group Exhibitions: over 40. (Coordinator for most of them).

Art Awards:

People's Choice Awards x 8

Best in Show Awards x 4

Best Australian Wildlife Awards x 5

Best International Wildlife Awards x 6

Winner of the Wildscape (UK) Best International Artist Award (professional).

Finalist in the Holmes Art Prize x 2.

Invited to exhibit in Paris x 2.

Signature member of Artists for Conservation.

Member of AranimA.

Numerous other national and international awards.

Books:

Skin Deep - the body art of Sandra Temple. Hardcover coffee table book.

Illustrated children's picture books 22.

2015 Awards


People's Choice Award

International Wildlife in Art (Logan Art Gallery)

2014 Awards


Best Professional Artist Award

Australian Coloured Pencil Society online exhibition.

Mangrove Watch (Moreton Bay)

Nerrilee, the mermaid from 'Nerrilee's World' was accepted as one of the mascots for this important and active group.

Qld Body Artists Society

Formed the group with Anke Catesby to co-ordinate events, and to train and share the skills of body painters and models.

World Equestrian Games

Two works accepted and displayed as part of the AranimA exhibition in Caen (France) during the Games.

Film 'Walk on by no more'

Sole body painter for the short film.

Best Australian Wildlife Award

International Wildlife in Art Exhibition 2014/2015

2013 Awards


WAMA

Became a member of the art advisory Panel for the Wildlife Art Museum of Australia

Judge

The Australian judge for the Virtual International exhibition 'Awards of Excellence' (UK)

Artists for Conservation

Exhibited at Grouse Mountain (Canada) for the AFC Annual (virtual)Exhibition

SuperNova (Brisbane)

Body painted live, presented and demonstrated.

Runner Up Special FX Award

Australian Body Art Carnivale (Eumundi)

People's Choice Award

A World of Wildlife (OSHG part of tour) 30th Anniversary Exhibition Queensland Wildlife Artists Society Inc

Silver Medal Award

A World of Wildlife 30th Anniversary Exhibition Queensland Wildlife Artists Society Inc

2012 Awards


Highly Commended

Wildlife Artists Society of Australasia

Silver Award winner

Wildlife Artists Society Australasia

Silver Award

Wildlife Artists Society of Australasia

2012 - Best International Wildlife Award

International Wildlife in Art 2012

2011 Awards


Best in Show

Faber-Castell 250th Anniversary Exhibition

People's Choice Award

2011 Faber-Castell 250th Anniversary Exhibition

People's Choice Award

2011 Wildlife in Art Exhibition

Best Wildlife Award

2011 Kenilworth Celebrates Art Festival

2010 Awards


Artist in Residence Birdweek

2010 Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island

Best In Showk

2010 International Wildlife in Art Exhibition

People's Choice Awardk

2010 A World of Wildlife Art Exhibition

Wildlife Art Awardk

2010 Kenilworth Celebrated 13th Annual Art Exhibition
Kenilworth Arts

Camouflage Award Winnerk

Bodypainting Expo - Gold Coast

Faux Fashion Award - Second Placek

Bodypainting Expo - Gold Coast

2005-2009 Awards


Best In Show

International Wildlife in Art exhibition (2009)

Wildlife in Action Award

International Wildlife in Art exhibition (2009)

Wild Places Award

International Wildlife in Art exhibition (2009)

People's Choice Award

International Wildlife in Art Exhibition (2009)

Wildlife Artist of the Year

Wildscape Magazine (UK) Editors Selection, Professional Category Winner (2009)
Wildscape Magazine

Wildlife Art Award

Kenilworth Celebrates 12th Annual Art Exhibition (2009)
Kenilworth Arts

Artist in Residence Birdweek

Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island (2009)

The Art of Conservation Exhibition

Artwork selected for The Art of Conservation exhibition in New York (2008)

Winner Quota Art Show

Category B - Sculpture, painting, drawing & printing (2008)

Artist in Residence Bird Week

Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island (2008)

Best Traditional Art Award

Aspects Art Show, Goondiwindi (2008)

Wildlife Artist of the Year - Runner Up

Professional Category (2008)
Wildscape Magazine

Best International Wildlife Art Award

International Nature in Art Exhibition (2007)

WNAG Conservation Artist of the Year

August nomination for Conservation Artist of the Year (2007)

Highly Commended

Faber-Castell 245th Anniversary Exhibition (2006)

A.W. Faber-Castell (Aust) Pty Ltd

Sandra was asked for her permission to use "Garden Secrets" on the Faber-Castell official company christmas card (2006)

Best Animal/ Wildlife/ Still Life Award

Laidley Shire 21st Annual Art Show (2005)

Best Australian Flora / Fauna Award

International Nature in Art (2005)

2000 - 2004 Awards


People's Choice Award

Quota International Art Show (2004)

People's Choice Award

Wildlife in Art (2004)

Gold Medal Award

The Wildlife Art Society International (2004)

Hinchinbrook Aquisitive Art Prize

Hinchinbrook City Council (2003)

Best Watercolour Award

Herbert River Art Exhibition (2003)

Best Mixed Medium Award

Wildlife in Art (2003)

Best Drawing Award

Wildlife in Art (2002)

People's Choice Award

Wildlife in Art 2002

Overall Winner

Wondai Art Gallery Aquisitional Exhibition (2002)

Best Australian Wildlife Award

Best Australian Wildlife Award (2001)

Best Drawing Award

QWASI International Art Exhibition (2001)

People's Choice Award

WASSA Annual Exhibition (2000)

Best Gouache Award

Australian Geographic / WIA (2000)

Best Drawing Award

Currumbin Sanctuary / WIA (2000)

Collections


Current collections

Sandra's work is hung in private, government and corporate collections all over the world.

Publications


Terry - Adventures of a Terek Sandpiper (2011)

Co-author and illustrator

An illustrated children's book about Terek Sandpipers. Each year these tiny waders fly non-stop for up to 3 days as they migrate. When winter approaches, they leave the breeding grounds in the Actic to fly to the yellow Sea en route for the beaches of Australia. They are the least studied of all the waders.

Join Terry in his own adventure, facing dangers, flying half-way around the world...and back again!

Authors: Anne Hamilton and Sandra Temple
Published by: Wombat Books

Read more about Terry - Adventures of a Terek Sandpiper

The Bedtime Band (2011)

Illustrator

A beautifully illustrated childrens hardcover picture book, written especially for bedtime. Featuring wildlife from the Australian bush, suitable for pre-schoolers. Join the bedtime band as night falls and it's time to go to sleep.

Author: Michelle Worthington
Published by: Wombat Books

More about The Bedtime Band

Aussie Friends Get Crafty (2011)

Co-author and Illustrator

An added book to the educational series of Aussie Friends, this time a featuring some of the amazing childrens workshop activities and projects Sandra and Gail have held in past years. A difficulty star system, a 'why not also try' section, simple patterns and the illustrated finished product on each page make this a wonderful soft cover book suitable for all ages.

Author: Sandra Temple & Gail Higgins
Published by: G&S Originals

Puggle's Problem (2010)

Illustrator

Pip is a tiny puggle with a big problem. He's the only echidna who hasn't got his spines! Determined to have them come soon he sets out to ask his friends for advice. A beautifully illustrated childrens hardcover picture book.

Author: Aleesah Darlison
Published by: Wombat Books

More about Puggle's Problem

Nerrilee's World (2009)

Co-author and Illustrator

An illustrated children's picture book featuring Nerrilee the mermaid, who takes the the children on a journey of discovery, introducing them to many of the creatures who live (in Moreton Bay) under the sea.

Author: Anne Hamilton / Sandra Temple
Published by: Wombat Books

More about Nerrilee's World

Sandra Temple - How Did You Paint That? (2006)

An article detailing my progress from planning through to completion for one of my wildlife paintings. This painting was donated to the Australian Orangutan Project.

Author: Sandra Temple
Published by: Australian Artist

More about Sandra Temple - How did you paint that?

Aussie Friends In Our Own Backyard (2004)

Co-author and Illustrator

An art and Education book for children based on the wildlife paintings of Sandra & Gail. Interesting facts, maps, activities and projects. Teachers resource kit available too.
Next book available soon.

Author: Sandra Temple and Gail Higgins
Published by: Sandra Temple and Gail Higgins