Dion Beasley is an Alywarr man who lived for many years in Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory. His father’s country is Owairtilla, also known as Canteen Creek, and his mother’s country is Alpurrurulam, also known as Lake Nash. As a Deaf artist with muscular dystrophy, Dion uses drawing to communicate with the world around him. He draws his family, the country where he grew up and all the dogs at Mulga Camp. Dion’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney and the National Gallery of Australia and the recent Sydney Biennale. Dion Beasley now lives in Torquay, Queensland, where he draws every day. Dion also spends time making 3D models of small community areas and hundreds of cut-out paper dogs, recently these have taken on an abstract form.