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Artbank Staff Profile: Sonya Smith

Name: Sonya Smith

Job Title: Administration Assistant

What year did you join the Artbank team: 2019

Describe your role and what you enjoy about working for Artbank: I moved to Sydney from Brisbane with my young family and pregnant at the beginning of 2019. After over five years in legal sector I was ready for a change. I fell in love instantly with the warmth of the office and inspiration the racks of art bring. I am a great admirer of art and architecture and enjoy the creative process.

My role at Artbank is welcoming clients and taking charge of all things administration. I bring a vibrant attitude and happy nature to the front and behind the scenes of Artbank. I enjoy supporting the creatives of the Artbank team; where the office environment is accepting of differing opinions and open for individual interpretations within the pieces of work.

Select an Artwork to represent you: #14506, Tarryn Gill, Family Totem, 2017, foam, nylon, faux fur, sequins, polyester thread, plastic and glass gemstones, glass mirrors, fimo, plastic buttons

Short explanation of your artwork selection: Tarryn Gill’s, Family Totem is an exploration of her family’s ancestry and her identity. However I see it differently, as a support we each give to each other in a family and how reliant we are. It is a balancing act between the heads as with all of the facets of life which we each have to endure. Since becoming a wife and mother, whilst working and studying I have found myself trying to wear many hats all the while balancing a lot of moving parts in my life. All working parents can relate and this piece is a reminder to put yourself at the top of the totem sometimes.

Tarryn Gill Family Totem, 2017 Foam, nylon, faux fur, sequins, polyester thread, plastic and glass gemstones, glass mirrors, fimo, plastic buttons

Tarryn Gill Family Totem, 2017 Foam, nylon, faux fur, sequins, polyester thread, plastic and glass gemstones, glass mirrors, fimo, plastic buttons