Karen Maber is a proud descendant of the Darug and Dharawal coastal peoples of Sydney. She was born and raised along the waterways in Sydney’s south and currently belongs to the Blue Mountains community (Darug and Gundungurra lands), west of Sydney, with her husband and twin sons.
Karen’s artwork explores the relationships between people, place, emotions and spirituality. Her passion for art and the creative process is to celebrate her unique and proud connections to her culture and encourage personal and collective journeys of healing.
Karen’s art has been used for projects and in workplaces across Australia. Karen paints in her family home and as such does not keep a typical ‘studio’. Instead, she invites you to view her work at one of the many community locations that have generously purchased and display her works.
- Balance! Medical Practices in Springwood and Blackheath
- Hazelbrook Medical Practice
- Relationships Australia – Caringbah
- The University of Western Sydney
- commissioned drawings in “Growing Up Strong and Healthy Bubs”, an initiative of the NSW Goverment’s Aboriginal Child, Youth and Family Strategy
- conference flyers and documents for the 2011 “Healing Our Way” conference, funded by Sydney West Area Health Service
Card Sets and Welcome Posters
Feeling welcome is fundamental to developing a sense of trust. When we feel trust we begin to feel safe. We are much more likely to return to people, places & organisations that make us feel safe and welcome.
By displaying these posters it is my hope that they symbolise an acknowledgement and commitment to welcome Aboriginal people to your community or organisation. The use of local Aboriginal language together with English language on the posters represents two cultures creating relationships and sharing resources; acknowledging the past and welcoming the future.View Welcome Posters View Card Sets
Welcome Poster – ‘Sacred Children’
This Welcome Poster shows a welcome note in Darug only, or Darug and Gundungurra. It’s laid out against a pink and purple theme and is printed on A3 80gsm paper and laminated. Darug and Gundungurra languages are specific to areas of NSW.