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Abbey Haberecht Self-portrait (but I don't fit the stereotype)

Work by Abbey Haberecht
Work by Abbey Haberecht
Work by Abbey Haberecht
Work by Abbey Haberecht

The idea for my work came from comments that I have received about my Aboriginality. In particular, ‘But you don’t look Aboriginal’. In questioning the physical identity of an Aboriginal person I have photographed my sister painted ‘black’ and ‘white’ as I put the question to the audience, ‘Do I look Aboriginal now?’ The ghost-like figures emerging from each side of the middle panel represent my conscience in a re-interpretation of Vincent Fantauzzo’s artwork Heath. In the side panels are scans of a selection of my journal pages which make ironic, political and personal references to both ‘white’ and ‘black’ cultures.

Influencing artists:
Frank Ockenfels
Man Ray
Jason Wing
Michael Cook
Gordon Bennett
Barbara Kruger
Bill Henson
Ben Quilty
Sidney Nolan
Vincent Fantauzzo

School

Oakhill College

ARTEXPRESS year

2017

HSC year

2016

Process diary

Work by Abbey Haberecht
Work by Abbey Haberecht
Work by Abbey Haberecht
Work by Abbey Haberecht
Work by Abbey Haberecht
Work by Abbey Haberecht
Work by Abbey Haberecht
Work by Abbey Haberecht
Work by Abbey Haberecht
Work by Abbey Haberecht