Creative Industries Residency Program
Painted wall mural with houses, trees and a train by Dinalie Dabarera for the City of Canada Bay. Image supplied by Dinalie Dabarera
Dinalie Dabarera: History Train, Painted Wall Mural, City of Canada Bay. Image supplied by Dinalie Dabarera

Dinalie Dabarera

In the past year Dinalie has art directed and illustrated two animated television series for Disney Australia, ‘The Book of Once Upon a Time’ which was a finalist for Best TV Series Children at the AEAF (2019), and one as yet unannounced to be released. She also completed a series of six public artworks in collaboration with Paper Moose and commissioned by the City of Canada Bay. Dinalie has illustrated storyboards commercially for Telstra, Luna Park and Scentre Group and also exhibited personal work both locally and internationally.

In 2016 Dinalie was nominated for the Children’s Book Council Australia Award for New Illustrator for my work on ‘The Cat with the Coloured Tail’, written by Gillian Mears, and published by Walker Books in 2015. This book was also nominated for multiple other industry awards including the 2016 Australian Book Industry Award and the 2016 Indie Books Awards Children’s Award. and the originals from this book were exhibited at the Customs House Gallery annual picture book exhibition.

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