My name is Abbey Haberecht. I’m an Aboriginal/Italian mixed media artist based in Sydney and I work at the Art Gallery of NSW as an Indigenous educator.
In 2017, my work Self-portrait (but I don’t fit the stereotype) was exhibited at the Gallery in ARTEXPRESS. I recently completed a Bachelor of Photography and Situated Media at The University of Technology, Sydney. Looking at art has taught me important lessons about making art. Here are some of them.
Dramatic lighting and eye contact. Make art that looks back at its viewer.
Don’t be scared of horrific histories. Learn and pass the knowledge on.
Clan designs in industrial rubber. Embrace the new while staying true to tradition.
Playful props telling tough stories. Push beyond the comfort zone.
Look at old stories through new eyes – like Sidney Nolan, reimagining Ned Kelly.
A land rights poster reinvented as a painting. Make your art stand for something.