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    WESTSIDER PROFILES – SALLY WALSHE

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    By Meagan Kearney

    The Westsider is thrilled to feature Footscray Artist, Sally Walshe’s ‘Westie Bulldog’ linocut on the cover of the October 21 Issue.  

    Due to the excitement of the Western Bulldogs making it to the 2021 AFL Grand Final, the ‘Westie Bulldog’ piece has been in high demand and keeping Sally busy with orders. All linocuts are created using a press, employing care and precision. Each piece is unique as the lino print is beautifully hand printed and hand coloured at her Footscray studio. 

    “I absolutely love the inner west and have always found the people here to be so supportive of my art”, says Sally. “The ‘Westie Bulldog’ linocut was a real hit from locals to the point that I only have a few of the original prints left. Sally has also created a range of ‘Westie Bulldog’ merchandise including mugs, t-shirts, coasters and even journals to write about the heartbreak of the Western Bulldogs Grand Final loss.   

    Sally studied printmaking and painting and completed a Diploma of Visual Art in 2011. She has worked extensively with linocut as her main medium of choice. She has exhibited extensively, both in solo and group exhibitions and has won several awards for her printmaking.

    As an artist, Sally works with a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic, pencil, pen, ink, oil pastel, crayon and of course linocut. She is inspired by life and her inner west neighbourhood.  “During the pandemic, I made a Street Art Gallery window in the front of my fence to entertain people on their walks. I regularly rotate my artwork and it currently still has a framed ‘Westie Bulldog’ in it,” says Sally.

    Explore more of Sally’s fabulous linocut collection, highlights include ‘Australian Natives’, ‘Ngargee Tree’ and ‘Black Cockatoo’ at:

    @sallywalsheartist 

    www.etsy.com/shop/SallyWalsheArtist

    Westie Bulldog Merch: www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/89198527

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