Sarah’s creative life has evolved through a number of different media, from theatre direction to documentary film-making, before finding its most eloquent expression in photography.
Originally completing her high school studies in London, she returned to Australia to study film and television at UTS and went on to complete a post graduate degree in directing at NIDA.
Sarah directed for Sydney and Melbourne mainstages and has had the pleasure of directing some of Australia’s finest actors including Cate Blanchett, Angie Milliken and Robert Menzies. Her productions received uniformly outstanding reviews.
A visit to the desert near Broken Hill inspired Sarah’s first photographic exhibition. The photographs captured small moments of life on the ground and the ephemeral beauty of the natural world, a theme that has become the core motif of her work.
After spending some weeks at an Artistic Residency in the New Zealand alps, Sarah presented her second professional photographic exhibition, “Fragility”, in 2016, which quickly sold out.
Her upcoming exhibition, “Gratitude’, will open in May 2017 at the Barometer Gallery. Once again, Sarah immerses herself in the fragile abstracted repetitions and expressions of the natural world, this time in sand.
Regardless of the subject matter, Sarah’s work reflects the pure charisma of nature through a refined and sensitive eye. Every image is invested with the lyricism of fleeting organic language. Jean-Pierre Siméon observation that “a poem is where you hear the heartbeat of a stone” is reversed in Sarah’s imagery. Regardless of whether she turns her eye to the mountains, the desert or the coastline, a stone is where you see the heartbeat of a poem.
> Review of the Gratitude show
> Review of the Fragilty show