Sally Hanreck is a multidisciplinary artist, born in Sydney, raised in Spain, schooled in England, now living in Melbourne. Originally trained as a translator, she took up painting in 2006 and discovered a whole new language “capable of overcoming almost all cultural, physical and psychological barriers”
Sally uses visual art to communicate complex, often overwhelming thoughts and emotions, to make connections, raise awareness, provoke meaningful discussion and promote change.
As well as painting, printmaking, sculpture and design,she is also an avid photographer and qualified therapeutic arts counsellorQUALIFICATIONS
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 Community Mental Healthcare, 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)
Since 2015, Sally has been a founding member, general 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.
Art in the Community
Sally is a firm believer in the benefits of using art therapeutically with people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, and has been volunteering and facilitating creative workshops in community centres, aged care, child care and mental healthcare facilities since 2006
Publications, Exhibitions, & 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 and merchandise for various charity events and public awareness campaigns.
Official street photographer for The24HourProject, Documenting the Human Condition, 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.