Filipino–born, American–raised, Australian–based artist Carla Uriarte’s creative journey is by way of four continents. From San Francisco to Madrid, Sydney to Berlin, then back to Sydney, Carla has sought creative inspiration across the globe. This worldly lens has emboldened her multidisciplinary art, inspired themes of belonging and instilled in Carla the value of community.
Now with roots planted in Sydney, Carla, alongside her partner David Abram, has set to create a cultural hub in Taylor Square with friendly stop-in Cafe Freda's and artist-operated gallery Abstract Thoughts. From her studio above Cafe Freda's, we chat to Carla about a life lived across cultures, the value of building more creative and connected cities and how to spend a great day in Sydney.