From the early 1980s, William Sandy began painting for Papunya Tula artists in early 1980s. Some of his subjects are dingo, emu, women and green bean. He is also a very knowledgeable, traditional medicine man.
Selected exhibitions: 1982 Georges Exhibition, Melbourne; 1983 Mori Gallery, Sydney; 1985 Aboriginal Artists Gallery, Melbourne; 1986 Queensland University, Brisbane; 1988 Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery; 1988 – 1989 “Dreaming” Exhibition which toured the USA; 1989 John Weber Gallery, New York, USA; 1989 Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico; 1990 Isaacs Gallery, Toronto, Canada; 1990 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne; 1990 Wagga Wagga Art Gallery; 1991 Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, USA; 1992,1996,1997, 1998 Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs; 1992 IBM – Kawasaki City Gallery, Kawasaki, Japan; 1993 Chapman Gallery, Canberra; 1997 Manningham Art Space, Melbourne; 1999, 2000 Aboriginal Art Galleries of Australia, Melbourne; 1999, 2000 Aboriginal Art Galleries of Australia, Melbourne; 1999 Embassy of Australia, Washington, USA; 2003 Chapel off Chapel Gallery, Melbourne.
Selected collections: Robert Holmes a Court; Broken Hill Gallery; Wollonggong City Art Gallery; Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs; Donald Khan Collection, USA; Groninger Museum, Groninger, The Netherlands.