I was born and raised on Wurundjeri County, on the stolen land of the Merri Merri Clan. Sovereignty has never been ceded.
Sofia Sabbagh is a multi-diciplinary artist and community-engaged arts coordinator.
She uses arts-based research, story-telling, sensory ecology and murals to celebrate the local ecology, and explore her role in the environment, as a Settler Australian.
Her work is informed by her Palestinian and Irish heritage, and the fight for land/earth rights via stories which generate hope, belonging, and resistance to cultural genocide.
She has been working as an arts facilitator and eco-literacy educator for people of all ages and sensory profiles for over 5 years.
She has a Post-Graduate degree in Arts Therapy (MIECAT) and an undergraduate degree in Indigenous Studies (Melbourne University)
Sofia Sabbagh co-facilitating a community mural with Tamara Corinthwaite.
Working with the community, found materials (dirt, grass, leaves, bark) and paints to illustrate local plants and animals. Alice Springs, 2018