She has used art as therapy instinctively since early childhood, and followed that instinct to study Art Therapy and become a qualified practitioner.
Sally describes The Arts as being “a universal language, capable of overcoming most cultural, physical and psychological barriers”.
One of her greatest passions is using creativity to raise awareness, provoke meaningful discussion, promote insight and inspire positive change
Sally has an Advanced Dip Therapeutic Arts Counselling, Dip Visual Arts, Dip Bi lingual Business Administration, and is currently studying Fine Art, Curating & Art History at Monash University.
She also holds Certificates in Mental Healthcare (IV), First Aid, Youth Mental Health First Aid, Professional Writing and Editing, Web Page Design, Welding and Thermal Cutting, and is a registered member of ACATA (Australian Creative Arts Therapies Association) & Art Therapy Without Borders
Since May 2015, Sally has been a founding member, secretary and resident artist at FRANK, the Frankston Regional Artisans NetworK, an entirely volunteer run not for profit organisation providing affordable studio spaces, gallery hire, workshops, mentoring, and other holistic services to the local community.
Arts in the Community
Sally is a firm believer in the therapeutic benefits of using the arts to engage people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Since 2006, she has volunteered and facilitated workshops in community centres, aged care, child care and mental healthcare facilities
Publications, Exhibitions, Interviews and other stuff
Sally’s work has been featured in various printed and online publications over the years, and in private collections worldwide.
Her art and photography has been used in the music industry, street furniture design, on wine labels, advertising and merchandise for charity events and public awareness campaigns.
Official street photographer for The24HourProject , 2014, 2016 & 2017
Finalist in the #IAMTHEMANY design competition on criminal justice reform created as part of ACT/ART’s strategic partnership with the White House. Her painting, Our Father, was included in an exhibition shown at The White House in 2016.