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