ABOUT SADAMI KONCHI
An enthusiastic children’s picture book illustrator, award winning portraitist and event/conference sketcher, based in Sydney. One of her greatest strengths is drawing/painting empathetic lively portraits. The BA from Sydney University in linguistics and sociology gives her deep text analyses and good research skills to illustrate a story. Sadami has been one of the highly commended artists in the Arts Access Australia Art prize and a Doug Moran semi-finalist. Her first trade picture book, Moon written by Matt Zurbo was published in August 2015 and launched by Margaret Hamilton AM. Her works at StyleFile at Australian Society of Authors.
- PERMANENT COLLECTION
2017 A mural in WestWords new Writing Centre in Parramatta
2022 May Gibbs Fellowship, Adelaide residency.
2019 Australia Council for the Arts Literacy Grant on the picture book project with Libby Hathorn, author and poet.
2018 WestWords School residency in North Parramatta School.
2017 WestWords Pinerolo Illustrators in Residency
2015 Accessible Arts NSW Quick Response Grants.
2021 Old Worlds, New Worlds and Other Worlds, (Anthology) illustrated Just Look! written by Libby Hathorn, Children’s Book Council of Australia, Eastern suburb sub branch.
2018 Picturebook My Dog Socks in Children’s Book Council of Australia Notables, shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Award, in the NSW, Queensland, South Australia Premier’s Reading Challenge.
2017 Picture book My Dog Socks, Osbourn,R, Ford St Publishing, Legal Maze, Macmillan Education, Intercultural Communication, (2nd Ed) Piller,I, Edinburgh University Press(*front cover) The Writers’ Club North Parramatta Public School Anthology, WestWords
2016 Linguistic diversity and social justice, Piller,I, Oxford University Press (*front cover)
2015 Picture book Moon Zurbo,M, Windy Hollow Books
2014 Poetic Justice: Contemporary Australian Voices on Equality and Human Rights
2013 Fish for Dinner!, Australia Council for Educational Research,
QuotableWinston Churchill, Running Book Press (USA) (*back cover) 2012 30 Immigrant Women Speak Out, NSW Immigrants Women Speakout
FINE ART AWARDS
2021 Finalist : Malaysia International Online Juried Art Competition
2020 Finalist : Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize finalist, Publisher Helen Chamberlin. Winner : ParaART, Tokyo ParaART, The Song of Life. Finalist : Palliative Care Art Prize, Dignity. Finalist : Drummoyne Art Prize, Publisher Helen Chamberlin.
2019 Finalist : Tokyo ParaART, The Joy of Reading in a Library.
2018 Finalist : Tokyo ParaART, Dignity.
2017 Semifinalist : Doug Moran semifinalist, Publisher Helen Chamberlin.
2015 Finalist : The City of Ryde Women’s Art Prize finalist.
2014 Semifinalist : World Watercolour Competition.
2012 Semifinalist : Doug Moran, Dignity. Finalist : Art Access Australia Awards, Melancholic Beer
2011 Finalist : Art Access Australia Awards.
2008 Winner : Ryde Art Society Exhibition, 3rd prize : City of Ryde Award, purchased by Ryde Council.