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Mario Sanchez

Leatherworker + Visual Artist


2000-2002  Studied Bachelor of Visual Arts (SCA) 
  Completed Advance Dip. Graphic Design (Design Centre Enmore)
2010 Introduction to Leathercraft, Birdsall Leather, Sydney


2003  "Linear" Solo show at TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst. 
Featuring a large range of sculptural explorations and installations made from wire as if it were a
drawn line. 


2006  "Graduate Show" @ DCE
Interactive and print design showcase


2008 “Stapled to the Ceiling”, Stoic Gallery, Sydney, Group Show

A selection of large and small drawings alongside a large group of local artists

2009  "No Show"  Gallery Red, Sydney, Group Show 
Paintings alongside artists Madelaine Rubensson and Joe Wilson. 

2009  "MPM"  TAP, Sydney, Group Show
Paintings alongside artists
Madelaine Rubensson and Paul Toland. 

2009   "The Show" T
he Artist Shed, Queanbeyan, Group Show
One piece from MPM show was selected and offered to be shown.

2014  Became a dad! Moved to the country!  Also Started full time leatherworking under "Mario Sanchez - Unique Handcrafted Leather".  


2017  Opened my creative studio "The Leather Shop - Kyogle"

2020 Fires, Covid, Floods, Trump and War 

2021 Built and grew a leather goods and customs business. 

         Took on an apprentice, together we made plans to take over the world. 
2022  Changed focus of studio practice towards fine arts 

Mopoke Art Festival - Display of leather artworks @The Barracks, Sydney

2023 Sydney Royal Easter Show - Second prize winner in the Leather Picture and Creative Design Categories.


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