Recently, we sat down with Saretta Fielding, whose artwork you can find on our Indigenous catalogue. We wanted to know what inspires the beautiful art that she creates and her journey.
Saretta is an Aboriginal artist of the Wanaruah and Awabakal Nations, located in the Hunter Valley, NSW. “I have enjoyed the benefit of growing up within a large and close knit extended family and much of my work is influenced by family connection, country and relationships,“ Saretta says.
Going public with her artwork in 2008, the self-taught artistsold most of her pieces during her first exhibition launch. This led Saretta to establish her full-time art business, Saretta Art & Design. Her unique art style combines traditional symbolism and storytelling alongside a contemporary artform and colour palette.
“I’m really passionate about the country, instantly grabbing one’s attention, inviting the viewer to savour, connect and share in the rich and alive culture of Aboriginal Australia. I love the challenge of conveying to others, through art, how I am influenced by people, life experiences and natures beauty,” Saretta says.
Her artwork is seen across a wide range of public artworks and mediums including fine art, public installations and fashion. Her public works and commissions include NSW Parliament, NSW Police, Life Without Barriers along with many other prominent organisations.
We chose Saretta’s artwork for the beautiful look and feel it gives our Indigenous catalogue as well as to support the Indigenous community. In addition to being a self-taught artist, Saretta is also the CEO of Malang Indigenous Corporation which provides culturally appropriate and responsive services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Through this organisation, Saretta shares her industry knowledge, networks and opportunities with a vision to create jobs opportunities, linkages and openings for Aboriginal artists into the future.
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