17th Reintegration Puzzle Conference

Rydges World Square, Sydney
19th-21st June 2024

Stepping Up

Sarah Tucker

Artist, Consultant, Educator and Art Therapist

M.A. Sco. Sci. & Leadership.
B.A. Vis Arts.
Grad Cert Criminology.
Grad Cert Applied Neuroscience .
Candidate B.A. Arts-psychotherapy
Professional Tattoo Association Member 2006-2012

Sarah, a visual artist for over 30 years, draws inspiration from various sources, including her experiences as an ex-prisoner, prison art teacher, providing prison chaplaincy services, and the common theme of art as empowering tool for expression, self-induced healing, and social justice. While in prison, she pursued a BA in Visual Arts through correspondence and later worked as a self-employed tattoo artist, until a policy change made this an illegal activity for her. Sarah has since gained additional accreditation in Criminology, Neuroscience, Social Science, Counselling, and Art Psychotherapy. Notably, she is the first formerly incarcerated person in Australia to obtain research approval for mixed-methodology research in Queensland prisons.

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