Artist Karla Dickens turned her life around in Australia’s ‘best jail’
Article: Linda Morris
Image: James Alcock
Financial necessity first drove artist Karla Dickens to take up collage and sculpture for which she is now best known.
A trained painter from the National Art School, Dickens could not afford the oils and canvases to keep painting so began using found and recycled items to give vent to her frustrations around gender politics and racial injustice.