Karla Dickens

Karla Dickens was born in Sydney without any awareness of her connection to her history and aboriginal heritage. The process of moving from childhood to the present was a colourful and, at times, destructive journey of self discovery.

As a young adult Karla Dickens found a positive and creative outlet in her life upon enrolling at Sydney’s National Art School. Throughout this time, Dickens has continued to create art, always taking the viewer on her personal journey - an often confrontational yet always rich and diverse artistic practise.

Karla’s Aboriginality and sexuality do profoundly inform her work - yet her insight and breadth of artistic practice both embraces and moves beyond the notion of identity politics.

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Gender Female
Country of Birth Australia