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Artist Info2018-03-18T19:18:26+00:00

Sarah Parker is an Australian artist. Across her practice, Sarah weaves narratives composed of tightly interlocked metaphors. This site showcases a selection of this work and spans thirty years of creative practice.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about Sarah’s creative work, curatorial practice or new commissions.

SOLO SHOWS

2018 – A Place to Rest, Tacit Gallery Melbourne Australia

2017 – Souvenir, Clifton School of Arts Clifton Australia

2015  – Stories from the Breakwall. Camden Haven Pilot Station Australia

2012  – Narrative Space. Director, curator and coordinator Villa Alba Museum Melbourne Australia

2011 – Sojourn. Clifton School of Arts Clifton Australia

2010 – The Home Show. Clifton School of Arts Clifton Australia

2009 – Reverie. Villa Alba Museum Melbourne Australia

2006 – Selected works. New England Regional Museum Armidale Australia

2004 – Lullaby. Mori Gallery Sydney, Australia

2000  – Naked Singapore. The Oriental Singapore

2000 – Fifty-two Wives. Marlene Antico Fine Arts Sydney, Australia

1999 – Nubile. Marlene Antico Fine Arts, Sydney Australia

1998 – Sonnets. Marlene Antico Fine Arts Sydney Australia

1994 – Internal Shade. ROM Gallery Sydney Australia

GROUP SHOWS

2016 – Five Islands Studio Port Kembla Australia

2014 – Sideshow. UTS Gallery Sydney Australia

2012 – Wollongong Art Gallery Australia

2012 – Narrative Space. Villa Alba Museum Melbourne Australia

2011 – Sir John Sulman Art Prize (Finalist). Art Gallery of New South Wales Sydney Australia              

2011 – Clifton School of Arts-Centenary Art Exhibition. Clifton School of Arts Clifton Australia

2011 – Museo Epicentrom Sicily Italy

2011 – Sala Pinacoteca Assisi Italy

2009 – Tickled Pink. Artereal Gallery Sydney Australia

2009 – Gallery Show. Rushcutters Bay Gallery Sydney Australia

2009 – Reverie. Curator, Coordinator and exhibiting artist Villa Alba Museum Melbourne Australia

2007 – Unreal-esque. GrantPirrie Sydney Australia

2007  – Gallery Show. Mahoney Gallery Melbourne Australia

2007  – Clifton School of Arts. Clifton Australia

2005  – Northern Exposure. Clifton School of Arts Clifton Australia

2005 – Mori Gallery, Sydney New South Wales Australia

2002 – The Merry old Land of Oz. Marlene Antico Fine Arts Sydney Australia

2002 – Villa Alba. Curator and exhibiting Artist, Villa Alba Museum Melbourne Australia

2002  – Jo Sonjas Packsaddle Exhibition. New England Regional Art Museum Armidale Australia

2002 – Pleasure Land. New England Regional Art Museum Armidale Australia

2001 – Memory Landscape Imagination. Marlene Antico Fine Art Sydney Australia

2002 – Landscapes. Marlene Antico Fine Art Sydney Australia

2000 – Final Show. Gallery 19 Sydney Australia

1999 – Wee, Miniature Show. Gallery 19 Sydney New South Wales Australia

1998 – Symbiosis, Utopia Gallery. Sydney New South Wales Australia

1998 – Symbiosis. New England Regional Art Museum Armidale New South Wales Australia

1997 – Transitionism, 151Gallery Sydney New South Wales Australia

1997 – Christmas Show. Marlene Antico Fine Arts Sydney New South Wales Australia

1997 – Veuve Cliquot Art Works. Grosvenor Place Sydney New South Wales Australia

1996 – Still Life. Eva Breuer Gallery Sydney, New South Wales Australia

1996 – Figurative Show. Eva Breuer Gallery Sydney New South Wales Australia

1996 – Six Paintings. Schubert Gallery Queensland Australia

1995 – Recent paintings. Eva Breuer Gallery Sydney New South Wales Australia

1995 – A Painting for Christmas. Eva Breuer Gallery Sydney New South Wales Australia

1995 – Still Life. Eva Breuer Gallery Sydney New South Wales Australia

1995 – Asean Artists Exhibition Building Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei

COMMISSIONS & PRIZES

2017 – Finalist Hunters Hill Art Prize, Sydney Australia

2011 – Sir John Sulman Prize Finalist. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Australia         

2011 – Museo Epicentro, Sicily Italy

2010 – Waverly Art Prize Finalist Sydney New South Wales

2014-1990 – Private collections and commissions: London. United Kingdom, Texas. New York. Dubai. Australia. Vietnam. Brunei. Singapore.

2001 – Tattersalls Art Award Finalist, Brisbane, Queensland Australia

PUBLICATIONS

2015 – Das Platforms/Contemporary Art, Nick Garner Jan 2015

2015 – Inside Out Magazine, First edition

2011 – Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, Open Gallery, Andrew Frost 10.12.2011

2011 – The Sydney Morning Herald, Archibald Wynn and Sulman finalists  2011

2011 – Art Gallery of New South Wales, artgallery.nsw.gov.au. 2011

2011 – Northern Illawarra Online, Heather Smith 12.04.2011

2011 – Northern Exposure, First Edition, Heather Smith 18.02.2011

2010 – The Art life.com.au, 02.10.2010

2010 – The Illawarra Mercury, What’s on, 02.10.2010

2009 – The Age, Saturday 48 Hour critical guide, Dan Rule. 24.10.2009

2009 – Melbourne Weekly Magazine, Kathryn Kernohan, 21-17th October 2009

2009 – Art Monthly Australia, Artnotes, October issue 2009

2009 – Art Re-Source Blog, Steve Gray Interview, 2009

2007 – The Sydney Morning Herald, Metro Picks March 2nd 

2006 – Armidale Express, January 25th 2006

2005 – The Illawarra Mercury, November 10th 2005

2004 – The Artlife.blogspot, Booze and Birds, November 2004

2003 – Oxford University Press, Seven Centuries of Poetry in English, Edited by John Leonard 5th edition, Cover

2002 – Australian Style, NO 62.May, Andrew Frost

2002 – Australian Style, NO 59.Feb. Painting 101, Andrew Frost

2002 – The Period Home Renovator, NO 4.Vol 15, Tamsin O’Neill

2000 – Sydney Morning Herald, Icon Magazine, Nov 18-24th Nick Galvin

2000 – ASIA INC. September, Joseph Ma

1999 – The Australian Art Collector, Next 50 most Collectable Artists, Issue 7 Jan-March 1999

1999 – The Illawarra Mercury, Amanda Kunkler 15.05.1999

1999 – Art Spectrum Catalogue, New acrylic product 20 Artists

1997 – The Australian, Jennifer Foreshew 10.09.97

1997 – The Illawarra Mercury, Eileen Mulligan 07.09.1997

1995 – Geekgirl Magazine, Issue 4: Mermaids and myths, Rosie Xross

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, PROJECTS & CURATORIAL

2016 – Artist in Residence, Five Islands Studio Australia

2016 – Artist in Residence, Camden Haven Pilot Station, Australia

2015 – Artist in Residence, Camden Haven Pilot Station, Australia

2014 – Artist in Residence, Camden Haven Pilot Station, Australia

2014 – Artist in Residence Port Macquarie Historical Society, Australia

2012  – Narrative Space Director, Coordinator, Curator of Reverie Projects, Exhibiting Artist Villa Alba Museum, Australia

2011 – Art Residency, La Muse, Labastide Esparbairenque, Languedoc-Roussillion Southern France

2011 – Art Residency, Arte Studio Ginestrelle, Assisi, Umbria, Italy

2010 – Guest Speaker, Interpreting Historic Homes & Craft, Australian Museums Australia

2009 – Coordinator, Curator “Reverie”, Villa Alba Museum, Melbourne, Australia

2006 – Artist in Residence, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, Australia

2006 – Coordinator and Curator, Northern Exposure Clifton School of Arts, Coalcliff, Australia

2005-2004 – Festival Coordinator, Festival of Flight, Stanwell Park, Australia

2005-2004 – Art Director, Sounds from the Park, Stanwell Park, Australia

2005-2004 – Art Director, Festival of Flight, Stanwell Park, Australia

2003 – Art Residency, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, Australia

2002 – Coordinator, Curator and exhibiting artist, Villa Alba Museum, Melbourne, Australia

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