Sydney-based female sketcher, printmaker and textile artist who passed her final assessment in art school by completing an Aboriginal reference workbook she started in her second year. Abbott also designed a mural (with Mollie McLean) "on a Swiss theme for an [unidentified] restaurant in Manly".
art student, made an 'Aboriginal Reference’ student workbook containing sketches, designs and printed textiles for Phyllis Shillito 's design course at East Sydney Technical College (ESTC) in 1947-49 (Powerhouse Museum 96/226/4). She began it in the second year of her four-year course and submitted it as part of her final assessment. Later, Barbara Abbott taught weaving at the Red Cross and had a career as a printmaker (Baddeley, cat. 6).
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