Saskia Haalebos - previously working under the pseudonym Shags - works across printmaking, performance, audio, digital and makes the occasional zine. Being exquisitely dyslexic, most of her work is about alternative forms of communication and spruiking empathy. She understands her environment in non-verbal ways, such as via colour, sensation, association, noise and tactility. Words are definitely not her first language.
Saskia acknowledges and pays respect to the Ngunnawal/Ngunawal and Ngambri people, the traditional custodians of the land on which she works, lives and is grateful to have been born: Kamberri/Canberra. Dhjan yimaba, it really is a beautiful place.