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SOCIAL WORK: Sally Smart

SOCIAL WORK: Sally Smart

Photo by Jeff Wassmann

Which member of your family influenced you the most?

S.S. The Artists in my family. 

Do you have a favourite family story? 

S.S. Love at first sight. 

What do you hope for?  

S.S. The World

How do you make important decisions? 

S.S. Sleep on it. 

Do you think things happen for a reason? 

S.S. Yes

What beliefs do you have that you think will never change?

S.S. I believe in art and love. 

Do you believe in the supernatural?

S.S. Yes, I’ve seen a ghost! 

Have you ever come close to dying? 

S.S. Drowning. 

What do you like the best about your body? 

S.S. That I am healthy. 

Have you ever been lost? 

S.S. In Venice. 

How do you control your anger?

S.S. Swim. 

Is there anything you find irresistible?


What is stopping you?

S.S. Nothing. 

What would you like to do more of?

S.S. Sail and sing, sing and sail. 

What was your favourite book as a child?

S.S. Pippi Longstocking. 

What do you like most about where you live?

S.S. Walking to my studio.

What stays the same in your life, no matter how much other things change? 

S.S. Vivid dreaming. 

Sally Smart, The Violet Ballet, ACE Open, Adelaide, 2 March – 27 April 2019 –

Presented as part of the Adelaide Festival