Bernie Harfleet & Donna Turtle Sarten
Bernie Harfleet and Donna Turtle Sarten are artists known for their social-political art practices.
Their work examines aspects of society that sits outside the comfort zone of many – addressing social concerns that have included looking at child poverty, domestic abuse, the aged, social inequity, homelessness and mental health.
While maintaining individual practices, they increasingly work collaboratively on a number of projects. Together they have developed projects that not only have a visual aspect but also involve direct activation and interaction with communities. They call this ‘Community Activated Art Action’.
Sarten holds an MFA from Elam, and Harfleet is self-taught.