Warakurna WA 

Dallas Smythe is an artist belonging to the Ngaanyatjarra language and cultural group in Western Australia. 

Dallas comes from a prominent family of Tjanpi weavers and was taught fibre skills by her grandmother and Tjanpi artist Nora Holland (dec.). After her grandmother passed away, her mother-in-law and Tjanpi artist Nancy Nanana Jackson, took over her skills development. Such training in conjunction with her indomitable personality has seen her rise to early success and she has exhibited multiple times every year since 2014. This success was highlighted in 2015 when she won the $30,000 prize for Most Outstanding Work at the Port Hedland Art Awards.

Exhibitions

2019 April Revealed, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA 
2017 August Linden New Art, South Yarra,Victoria VIC
2017 April Revealed, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA
2016 September Desert Mob, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs NT
2016 July Strung Exhibition- Stories of Fibre, Queensland Craft and Design Centre, Brisbane QLD
2016 May Tales from the Desert, Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery, Port Hedland WA
2014 September Desert Mob, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs NT
2014 August Arts Laws, Aboriginal Art Auction Fundraiser
2014 August Bush Life, Nomad Art Gallery, Darwin NT
2014 June Womens Work, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide SA
2013 September Desert Mob, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs NT
2013 August String Theory, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney NSW
2013 April Revealed, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA 

Awards

2015 August  Winner, Hedland Art Award 2015. Court House Gallery, Port Hedland, WA
2014 November Bankwest Art Prize, Perth WA (entrant)