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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Exclusive : Arts Access Australia Interveiw Sadami

Thank you very much for your kind comments and warm cheers regarding my hand and birthday!! Please pardon me, I do not respond each comment. But I always visit your blogs and read them all. 

The exclusive. Arts Access Australia interviewed me. AAA is the peak national body for arts and disability. If you have any friend and family member with disabilities, please pass this post or AAA information. Have a look through AAA website for news, connections and information about the vibrant Australian arts and disability sector. AAA kindly gives me permission to upload the talk at this blog and to link with them. Here we go, have fun!!

Spotlight On..Sadami Konchi



Sadami Konchi is a self-taught artist who has been drawing and painting since childhood. Sadami was one of the highly commended artists in the recent AAA Art Competition. Arts Access Australia put her in the spotlight…

Sadami Konchi
Brief biography about you…All of a sudden, put on the earth. I’ve kept living on, to know why I was put on the earth!

What are you working on at the moment?

I am currently working on a picture book, an illustration project and portraits.


How did you get into art?

I had already started enjoying drawing and painting before I started kindergarten.


What is the worst job you’ve ever done?

Drawing secret graffiti and cartoons during math class at junior high. (The work, itself, was not bad at all. This romantic young girl was drawing a kissing scene). I wondered why the class was dead silent and where the teacher had gone. It turned out the teacher was standing RIGHT beside me, silently with a big smile. I blushed up like a tomato! Next moment, I got a slap on the head although I became a hero to my classmates.


What is a usual day for you?

Each day is special and full of adventures. Friends can have a laugh, saying “Can’t you stay calm or between extremes?”


What is your biggest challenge as an artist?

Challenging myself. Exploring who I am and becoming who I can best be on this earth.


Who is your hero?

Everyone. I love looking at anyone. I feel beauty, something special, and make it in to portraits.
What is your favourite book / piece of art / play / performance (pick one) ever?
V.E.Frankl, (
Auschwitz survivor, psychiatrist and philosopher) “Man’s Search For Meaning.” Frankl says that any suffering has a unique meaning for an individual.

Who would play you in the film of your life?

Pardon me. I do not get this question? Of course I’d play my role. (Ahahaha!)


Tell us a joke / secret (pick one)…

“My life” is the serious joke and is the secret
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Where can people find out more about you?

Sadami's Graffiti (Blog. Weekly show case for loose, spontaneous watercolour)

National Association for the Visual Arts Sadami Gallery

Stylefile(Sadami Konchi)
City of Ryde Visual Artist

AAA, thank you for giving me the great back up. All and any artist with disabilities, come over AAA! Let us enjoy our lives fully!!
Did you enjoy it?
Thank you, Friends, I really want my hand to get well. My right hand still needs to see specialists. Minimize computer work, get rid of unnecessary movement and hand exercises are essential. (*With a left hand, I'm using a mouse.) 
Yes, I'm working on the picture book project under the supervision of a wonderful mentor! I hope I will make it happen. With all my heart, I'd like to say, "Thank you, Friends!" and please forgive my "Holiday Leave" for blogging.
You, too, please take care and happy painting!!

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28 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the interview with AAA Sadami, well deserved. Do hope your hand is getting better, best wishes from here.

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  2. Hi Sadami! Congratulations with your interview! Of course you'd play the role of you in this film, you are a star!!! Best wishes for your hand! Cheers!

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  3. How wonderful you got the interview with AAA....Sadami, you are a wonderful artist. So funny too. Love your junior high school story. You are still a hero to many I am sure. A wonderful role model and friend.

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  4. Congratulations on a wonderful article, Sadami! Keep off the blog too much so your hand heals quickly.

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  5. Wonderful post, Sadami! Love your "biography". And get that hand well!!

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  6. Congratulations Sadami! I hope your hand gets better soon.

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  7. This is a long post for someone who should be listening to their doctor and giving that talented hand the rest it needs. Congratulations on the AAA interview. If you are too busy catching up on your painting to star in your movie, I recommend Linda Hunt to play you. She resembles you minus her bangs--but doesn't have your dazzling smile.

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  8. Lovely Sadami! Best of luck to you with everything you have going on, it's a lot! Heal and feel better soon! Best wishes to you.

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  9. congratulation on the interview by AAA..get well soon!

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  10. Congrats on the interview, my talented friend.
    Keep on taking a break until your hand is much better, when we will happily welcome you back with many shots of joy! Go, Sadami, go! xxxxxxxxx

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  11. Sadami, estás bien? De ánimos estoy viendo que estás mejor que nadie! Pero... y tu mano? Mejoras?
    Eres todo corazón y animas a los que tienen. problemas! Te admiro profundamente!
    Ánimos!
    La entrevista: Sensacional. Eres tú!
    Un fuerte abrazo.

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  12. Ciao Sadami, Mi è piaciuta la tua intervista soprattutto perchè vi ho trovato dei valori che condivido: tutte le persone possono essere interessanti sia da conoscere che da dipingere e ognuno è unico con le sue caratteristiche e la sua storia e quindi è di per sè un eroe.
    La tua intervistafa anche capire che sei una persona veramente simpatica. Ciao, abbracci, Floriana
    I try to traanslate: I liked your interview
    because I find there many values that I share.
    All people can be interesting to know and also
    to paint and everyone is unique with his caracteristiches and his history so for this is an hero.
    Your interview tell us also that you are a very
    agreable person, very nice.
    Ciao, abbracci, Floriana

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  13. Sadami, tiene algo especial que transmite y que contagia.
    Un beso.
    Vicente.

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  14. I am sorry your hand is hurt? I guess I missed learning about this. I hope your hand is better very soon!
    I love all the sketches in this post and learning more about you! You are very talented.

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  15. Well done Sadamiさん。 Get well soon, Evelyn

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  16. Sadami, his last work is very beautiful : )

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  17. That's so exciting! And you did a great interview! I love the tree painting, it's stunning!

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  18. Beautiful work, Sadami!!! Feel better...

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  19. Me encantan estas ilustraciones, son muy hermosas, mis mejores deseos para que sigas avanzando en tu proyecto y estés mejor de salud. Un abrazo.

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  20. Hei, Sadami! great work! your portrait is great, I really like.
    Greetings from Spain, my friend.
    Beni.

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  21. Congratulations on your interview. I'm so sorry to hear that you still have problems with your hand. I know you are a hard worker and like challenges so I'm pretty sure you will overcome it.
    Lots of love. Anna

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  22. nice interview to know you better ! hope your hand will be able to write and paint soon !
    the paintings you show are really wonderful !
    the tree is amazing and I love the child
    with the birds ! so fresh, so alive !!! yes !
    thank you Sadami
    love and bisous from France

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  23. Great interview! -you are an inspiration to all :) I hope your hand feels better soon.

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  24. Dear Meer,
    Thank you very much. You always encourage me. Let us enjoy art activities!!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  25. Dear All Friends & all visitors,
    Thanks millions. With your great cheers, I feel better about the right hand. The picture book project is going steadily. I'll make it happen. I swim very well. A friend calls me, "Fish," a physio says, "water person." It enhances my ALL muscles. I'm optimistic.
    Thank you, Friends!
    Love&smile,Sadami

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  26. Wonderful interview, Sadami!! Lovely paintings!!! and I really hope your hand is better!!!

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    1. Hi, Hilda,
      Thank you very much!! Just last week, a nerve conduction test showed, the right hand is "Normal = complely got well." Yepeeee!!! Thanks millions.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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