Dion Beasley is an artist who lives in Tennant Creek. Impacted by deafness and muscular dystrophy, Dion uses drawing to communicate with the world. He draws every day. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art and the National Gallery of Australia and, for eight years, Dion has collaborated with Darwin-based author Johanna Bell on the Cheeky Dogs picture book series.
In the inaugural NIRIN Yarn, Dion and Johanna share an illustrated conversation about the making of their books, the joys and discomforts of cross-cultural collaboration and what’s possible when you chip away at the edges of entrenched practice to create new, hybrid forms of storytelling.
Presented by Powerhouse Museum as part of NIRIN WIR, the 22nd Biennale of Sydney