Graduating with Alisoun with her Masters in Therapeutic Arts Practice, Sally has a strong background in community art, offering new spaces and opportunities for creative expression and inviting people to engage safely in the wonders of art creation, often for the first time. Undertaking her placement with the Olivia Newton John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre, Sally has successfully engaged and facilitated many forms of art therapy, including virtual programs, public projects, and individual therapeutic programs.
During COVID-19, she initiated and launched the Painted Postcards Project to uplift, connect with and engage the community through Melbourne's lockdown. She has engaged in other community arts projects, including a community sculpture with the Urban Campfire Exhibition and a community mural with the Malahang Community Festival.
Sally is a practicing artist and has shown her work in solo and group exhibitions in both Melbourne and the U.S. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Studio Art) from the University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Sally is experienced by those who know her as gentle, respectful, encouraging, and curious, and she brings these qualities as values to her practice.
Sally lives, works, and makes art on Wurrundjeri land in Naarm/Melbourne.
Sally is passionate about making the joys of creative arts practice accessible to all. She offers a "creative licence" to everyone she works with, entitling the holder to try all modes of creative expression, anywhere and anytime.