Mandi Barton is a Yorta Yorta woman with three daughters and resides in Taylors Lakes area in the Western Suburbs. Mandi was born in Sydney but grew up in West Footscray, also in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne.
Her art is classified as “Contemporary South Eastern Australian Aboriginal art”. Most of Mandi’s works are acrylic on canvas, however she does experiment with many other mediums, emu feathers, sand, twine, metal and photography. Her favourite pieces are acrylic on canvas with emu feathers.
Mandi was a finalist in the Lin Onus Award, for the Victorian Indigenous Art Award 2005
A finalist in the Lin Onus and the Cultural Heritage Award, for the Victorian Indigenous Art Award 2006
She won the Indigenous Visual Art Award category in the Revelation the Cancer Council Victoria Art Award 2007.
Darebin Art Exhibition 2004 at Bundoora Homestead.
‘Urbaninity’ May-June 2005 Reconciliation art exhibition, Fitzroy
Tribal Expressions, The Koorie Heritage Trust March/April 2006
W.I.C.K.E.D exhibitions Deer Park (March 2006) Footscray (March/April 2006).
NPWS Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition 2009-2011 Ballina NSW
Naidoc Art Exhibition 2014 Gordon Tafe Geelong
Naidoc Art Exhibition 2015 Narana Creations
Melton Koorie Art Exhibition 2017 Melton Library
Koorie Art Show 2017 Koorie Heritage Trust Melbourne
Koorie Art Show 2018 Koorie Heritage Trust Melbourne
"Mural" for the Footscray Police Station October 2006
"Plate" Glenroy Post Office Place, Moreland City Council 2007
“Five Elements” Sunvale Park, Brimbank City Council 2019