Awards & Testimonials

Testimonials

Working with Saretta and her team to develop the artwork for our Reconciliation Action Plan has been an absolute pleasure. Saretta’s warmth and generosity made the process incredibly informative, contemplative and enjoyable, and ultimately we got a fantastic outcome with the beautiful artwork that she produced. It represents perfectly the values of Hunter Water and the intersection of this with the values of the Traditional Custodians of the land and waters on which we operate. We were honoured to have Saretta and her team assist us in this process, it was a unique and treasured experience. We hope to continue working with her on various projects under our reconciliation action plan going forward. We could not recommend Saretta highly enough.

Lisa Warren
Senior HR Business Partner - Diversity and Inclusion
Hunter Water

Hunter Water

Thank you Saretta and John for all your help with artwork and creatives for our Reconciliation Action Plan.

We really wanted to tell a creative visual story, and we really appreciated that you took the time to work with us and understand what we wanted to convey. We wanted to communicate that we thought our first RAP was the start of a journey and one that we wanted to do alongside our staff, families, community and clients. Your painting, Witma Malang – Building Together was perfect and helped us to tell this story in a meaningful way. The painting now takes pride of place in our offices in Melbourne, and all the artwork and creative assets that were produced look fantastic.

It was such a perfect way to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2018 with the theme of Because of Her We Can with Saretta talking to our staff about her artwork, and other work she is doing in the community to support others. It was very well received by our team.

We have also recently had Saretta join our RAP Working Group as an adviser, and her comments and input are highly valued and highly appreciated.

I have no hesitation in recommending Saretta and her team to others.

Jill Murray
Head of Marketing & Communications
Arcadis Australia

Arcadis

My organisation engaged Saretta Art and Design on two occasions and have been very happy with the result.

The First time was to do a painting that was representing what my organisation does and to show our connection with community. We met a few times to discuss the project and then we presented with a wonderful framed painting and graphics from the painting we could use for our logo’s. It was wonderful and really captured what we do.

We then engaged Saretta to design our Business cards which were done very promptly and look great.

Working with both Saretta and John was easy and they understood what we were after. They were both happy to answer questions and discuss the project.

I am very happy to recommend Saretta Art and Design and we will be using them in the future.

Sharon Macleod
Their Futures Matter – NSW Government

Their Futures Matter

The artworks are absolutely beautiful!! We are so grateful for your kindness and generosity. The whole experience was so valuable for our students and the artwork will be a lasting reminder of the things you taught them and the skills they learnt
Coral Edwards
Head of Campus
DALE Young Parents School
OneSight, the charity partner of OPSM, Laubman & Pank and Sunglass Hut launched a competition in search of a unique Indigenous artwork that would later be manufactured and produced onto Australia's first Ray Ban Indigenous Special Edition Wayfarer. Saretta, as an emerging artist, was the unanimous favourite and clear winner. Saretta is the worthy recipient of this prestigious award which included professional development set to springboard her artwork career to new heights. The product will be launched in October 2014 where Saretta's artwork will be celebrated and show cased.
Chris Beer
Chief Executive Officer
Luxottica – Asia Pacific
OPSM
Saretta’s artwork is totally unique. She creates so much depth in her work through layering, which is emphasised by her use of mix media, colour and story. The judges felt that Saretta’s artwork for the Ray-Ban was a clear winner. The story of the spirit figure that sees with his eyes and also has eyes in his belly, which is his intuition speaks so deeply about the richness of Aboriginal culture and how she represented that story in the design was beautiful!
Alison Page
Alison Page Design
The artwork ‘Wakool’ was the winner of Forestry Corporation’s competition for a logo to acknowledge the organisation’s Aboriginal partnerships and work with indigenous communities. Saretta’s artwork evokes the shared dependency between people and the land. It is now proudly displayed by our Aboriginal Partnership Liaison staff acknowledging the role of Aboriginal people in managing forests in the past, present and future.
Nick Roberts
Chief Executive Officer
Forestry NSW
Over the last three years Saretta has worked on a number of projects for John Hunter Hospital. The first project was for two Aboriginal murals, one in K2 ward and the other in the Outpatients Maternity Department. The whole process with Saretta was seamless as she is such a professional. All the works were completed on time; they are engaging and beautiful and the consultation process was open and clear.
Juliet Ackery
Coordinator
John Hunter Hospital - Arts for Health
Saretta's work is highly creative, technically accomplished and reflects her own journey, a deep respect for her people and cultural identity and the stories embedded in Aboriginal history. Saretta is a very worthy winner of the 2014 Coal & Allied ACDF Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Prize.
Cate Sims
Coal & Allied

It is a pleasure to provide this testimony for Saretta Fielding.

Family and Community Services (FACS) engaged Saretta because of her understanding of the brief to design a cover for the FACS Aboriginal Strategy: Better Outcomes for Aboriginal people and Communities and the Koori Kinections sharepoint information technology site.

Saretta used her own experiences as an Aboriginal woman to convey messages of how she sees FACS coming together and working with Aboriginal people and communities. Her messages highlight the importance of acknowledging wisdom of Aboriginal elders and culture. In her artwork she symbolised the need to focus on people, partnerships, trust and connection.

Pauline Brown
Aboriginal Strategy and Policy
Family and Community Services
GrainCorp is proud to display ‘Ya-Pung Malang’ in their Sydney office foyer. The artwork is a talking point that encourages visitors and employees to reflect upon on the stunning visual story. We are delighted to recommend the high quality of Saretta’s work.
Don Taylor
Executive Chairman
GrainCorp

Art Competitions

    • Uncle Bob Sampson Memorial Award for Contribution to Community - 2018
    • Sydney Royal Easter Show Wearable Art Winner - 2018
    • Newcastle Show Indigenous & Overall Show Art Winner - 2018
    • Winner MAX Employment Indigenous Art Competition - 2016
    • Second place - Coal & Allied Singleton Art Prize - 2016
    • Highly Commended - Weston Art Prize - 2016
    • Finalist MAX Employment Indigenous Art Competition - 2015
    • Coal & Allied Singleton Art Prize – 2015
    • Ray-Ban Indigenous Special Edition Wayfarers Competition Winner 2014
       
      • First Place - Coal & Allied Singleton Art Prize – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Category 2014
      • NSW Forestry Corporation 2013 - Indigenous Logo Winner 

      • Taronga Wild Rhino National Competition – 2013
       

        • Winner Wollombi Art Prize – 2013
        • National Park and Wildlife – Logo/style guide winner 2012
        • Lockhart Art Festival 2012 – Indigenous 1st Prize Winner

        • Commended NAIDOC Entrant 2008