Sally Heinrich

Artist, Printmaker

Sally was born and grew up in Adelaide and while she has travelled widely and lived in Sydney, Singapore and Darwin, South Australia is most definitely home and she always seems to find her way back. Her work often draws on her travelling experiences and reflects her interest in the art, religion, folklore and traditions from both East and West, but also a deep connection to home

Sally works in a number of mediums, primarily handcoloured lino prints, watercolour and graphite pencil, and pen and ink.

As well as illustrating more than forty books, including her own picture books, novels and non-fiction, commissioned artwork ranges in scale from greeting cards to to a mural for the Singapore Zoo and community arts projects. Her original artworks and lino prints have been exhibited in in Australia and Asia including at the Waterhouse Natural History Prize and the Adelaide Hills Landscape Prize, and are held in collections around the world. Recognition for her work includes being awarded the 2020 Max Fatchen Fellowship and she has been named an SA Luminary by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.