This tapestry is one of a number in hospitals throughout Victoria. Artworks in hospitals offer a unique opportunity for the artist to provide a point of contemplation for the viewer in what are sometimes stressful times in their lives or the lives of friends and families. This powerful, assertive tapestry will provide an affirmative focus point for clients and visitors to the Royal Women's Hospital.
Sally Smart's playful images belie a thoughtful, considered approach to the world around her. Smart theatrically reworks traditional materials and techniques, including felt and paper cut outs, to signify a revaluation of their traditional status as low art. She achieved a Masters in Fine Arts, Victorian College of the Arts in 1991 and a PhD in Fine Art from Monash University in 2000. Smart has had many exhibitions both in Australia and internationally.