Dion Beasley

Dion Beasley lives in Tennant Creek and is well known across the Territory as the artist behind the much loved T-shirt brand, Cheeky Dogs. Dion's formal art career started in 2006 when the first Cheeky Dogs T- shirt line was launched. Since then, his reputation as an accomplished visual artist has grown from strength to strength. Dion's talents are particularly remarkable given he has muscular dystrophy and is profoundly deaf.

Books by Dion Beasley

Go Home, Cheeky Animals!

Published: March 2022

A funny and much-loved CBCA-winning picture book set in an outback community

Too Many Cheeky Dogs (Papa Mawal-mawalpa Tjuta)

Published: August 2021

Rediscover this much-loved book featuring the cheeky antics of dogs in a remote outback community, and experience Pitjantjatjara, a widely spoken language in central and southern Australia.

Too Many Cheeky Dogs (Bigismob Jigiwan Dog)

Published: June 2020

Rediscover this much loved book featuring the cheeky antics of dogs in a remote outback community, and experience Kriol, a lively language from the north of Australia.

Cheeky Dogs: To Lake Nash and Back

Published: June 2019

In this exuberant illustrated memoir, action-packed images and poetic words trace Dion Beasley's fascination with cheeky dogs and his unconventional journey into the world of contemporary art.

Too Many Cheeky Dogs

Published: November 2016

A cheeky, charming, paperback edition of the story about the naughty camp dogs from the creators of Go Home, Cheeky Animals!

Go Home, Cheeky Animals!

Published: April 2016

A funny and much-loved CBCA-winning picture book set in an outback community

Too Many Cheeky Dogs

Published: May 2013

A cheeky, cheerful, charming story about naughty camp dogs that is also perfect for literacy development through its use of counting, colours and rhythm, with wonderfully funny naive illustrations.

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