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.