About Dean Anderson
My Name is Dean Anderson. I was born in Inverell NSW in 1973. My first experience as an artist was in 2003 when I entered a waste art competition in my hometown in which I won first place. My influences are from the materials I collect. I let materials guide my process in creating a unique piece.
I believe being an artist is something you are born with and comes naturally. My experience is through trial and error and self-learning. I work with steel, primarily discarded and unwanted materials from salvage yards, farms and businesses. I love nothing more than creating amazing pieces out of unwanted parts. I currently work from Toowoomba QLD.
2023 SWELL ARTWORK – Banjo
Banjo (named after the great Banjo Paterson) will be made primarily of discarded and unwanted materials collected over the years from scrapyards and farms. Most pieces that come together to create this Aussie icon are Australian-owned and made. I want my first entry for SWELL to be an Australian animal that would really catch the viewers eye and what better than a Kangaroo. I’m sure our international visitors especially will love him.