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 creating empathetic lively portraits. The BA, Sydney University in linguistics and sociology that 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 publications include the picture books , and sociolinguistics book covers, e and Her works at StyleFile at Australian Society of Authors.
2017 A mural in WestWords Writing Centre
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
2017 WestWords Pinerolo Illustrators in Residency
2015 Accessible Arts NSW Quick Response Grants
2022 Picturebook We children and the narrow road to the deep north, written by Libby Hathorn, IP Kidz.
40 Immigrant Women Speakout, NSW Immigrant Women Speakout (*Awarded)
2021 Old Worlds, New Worlds and Other Worlds, (Anthology) illustrated Just Look! written by Hathorn,L. CBCA Eastern branch.
2018 Picturebook My Dog Socks written by Osbourn,R. Ford St Publishing, CBCA Notables, shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Award, in the NSW, Queensland, South Australia Premier’s Reading Challenge.
2017 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
Quotable Winston Churchill, Running Book Press (*back cover)
2012 30 Immigrant Women Speak Out, NSW Immigrants Women Speakout
FINE ART AWARDS
2021 Finalist : Malaysia International Art Competition
2020 Finalist : Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize finalist. Winner : Tokyo ParaART, Finalist : Palliative Care Art Prize. Finalist : Drummoyne Art Prize, Publisher Helen Chamberlin (watercolour)
2019 Finalist : Tokyo ParaART
2018 Finalist : Tokyo ParaART
2017 Semifinalist : Doug Moran semifinalist, Publisher Helen Chamberlin (b&w).
2015 Finalist : The City of Ryde Women’s Art Prize
2014 Semifinalist : World Watercolour Competition
2012 Semifinalist : Doug Moran, Dignity. Finalist : Art Access Australia Awards
2011 Finalist : Art Access Australia Awards.
2008 Winner : Ryde Art Society Exhibition, 3rd prize : City of Ryde Award, purchased by Ryde Council.