Eddie Abd lives and works on the traditional lands of the Darug and Gundungurra peoples and pays respects to their elders, past, present and emerging. 

She is a visual artist and creative producer of projects that follow a Community Arts and Cultural Development approach since 2009. 

 

In her multi media practice she explores issues that are current and close to ‘home’, seen through the prism of her experiences of immigration (born in Lebanon) and being a parent. She works across painting, textiles and digital media.

She has worked extensively in Western Sydney on projects with diverse communities and artists as a producer and facilitator. Before joining Utp in 2020, she worked as a producer at Information and Cultural Exchange focusing on creative projects that engage with newly arrived families. She has also worked on community arts projects with Campbelltown Arts Centre, Peacock Gallery, Penrith and Parramatta Councils, Red Cross (Migrants Support Unit) and South Western Sydney Local Health District. 

 

Born in Lebanon in 1979, Eddie studied Fine Arts (Painting) at the Lebanese University.

After immigrating to Australia in 2001 she completed a Bachelor of Digital Media at the University of New South Wales (COFA).

eddieabd@gmail.com

 

Current Exhibitions

2021         This Changes Everything, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre,  8 May - 20 Jun.

Awards

2021         The 66th Blake Prize - Winner of the Emerging Artist Award 

2019         Blacktown Art Prize, Finalist 

2019         Fisher’s Ghost Art Awards, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Finalist

2018         Cumberland Art and Photography Prize, Finalist

2018         Fisher’s Ghost Art Awards, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Finalist

2018         Illustrator in Residence at Pinerolo Cottage (Supported by WestWords)

Solo Exhibitions

2021         52 Actions (Instagram page), Artspace, May 3 - 9, Link to page

2020         In Their Finery, Firstdraft Gallery

2015         “What’s the English Equivalent of Aram?”, Peacock Gallery

Group Exhibitions

2021         Blue Mountains Portraits 

2019         Under The Tree, multimedia collective performance, Arab Theatre Studio

2019         Everyday Madonna, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

2018         Family Slide Night, Arab Theatre Studio