About the artist and artwork
Rachael Sarra’s vibrant creative practice embodies her experience as a proud mixed race, First Nations woman from Goreng Goreng Country.
Since graduating from the Queensland College of Art, Rachael has produced many public artworks, is an award winning children’s book illustrator and author, delivered major brand collaborations and a TEDx talk. Her work is held in corporate, public and private collections around the world.
Driven by a belief that art and design are vital to communication, connection and culture, Rachael invites us to see the world through her eyes, with bold colours and dynamic contours. Her distinct style is resonating around the world, and challenging societal perceptions of Aboriginal art and identity.
Sovereign Self is a self portrait in response to the national landscape of identity, sovereignty and power. Rachael’s style of portraiture is always a departure from reality, expressing the spiritual connection between herself and her spirit.