Curriculum Vitae


Born Melbourne, 1968

  • 1999Master of Arts in Fine Art by Research RMIT University
  • 1995Professional Qualification in `Tecnica Pittura Murale’ at the Laboratorio per Affresco
    di Vainella in Italy
  • 1994Graduate Diploma in Fine Art, RMIT University
    Graduate Diploma in Italian Studies, La Trobe University
  • 1988Bachelor of Fine Art, Drawing Major, Victoria College

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016Influxus, Beaver Galleries, Canberra
  • 2015Traverse, Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney
  • 2014Quiet/Disquiet, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
  • 2013Surface of Last Scattering, Beaver Galleries, Canberra
  • 2011At the Edge of the Known World, Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney
  • 2009Liminal, Wilson St Gallery, Sydney
  • 2008Penumbra, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
  • 2006Between Worlds, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
  • 2004Nostalgia, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery & Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW
  • 2003Temporality, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
  • 2001Sarah Tomasetti, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
  • 1999Iconic Imprints, La Trobe Street Gallery, Melbourne
  • 1996The Love and Water Series, BMG Art, Adelaide
  • 1994Sarah Tomasetti, The Women’s Gallery, Melbourne
  • 1991Sarah Tomasetti, The Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2017Flow. Counihan Gallery, Melbourne. Part of ClimARTE 2017
  • 2016Three Women Went to China. With Hanna Kay and Su Archer.Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre and Tamworth Regional Gallery NSW
  • 2015The Warming, art+climate=change event across 23 Victorian venues, (Australian Galleries, Melbourne in collaboration with Climarte)
  • 2014Melbourne Art Fair with Beaver Galleries. Peak/Melt Sequence
  • 2014‘one of each’, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne
  • 2013Reading the Space: Contemporary Australian Drawing #3, New York Studio School, New York
  • 2013The 42nd Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Gallery, NSW
  • 2012From Paper, Janet Clayton Gallery at Beijing Artspace, Beijing, China
  • 2012Contemporary Australian Drawing 2: Drawing as notation, text and discovery. University for the Arts, London
  • 2012The Lure of the Landscape. Wilson St Gallery at Danks, Sydney
  • 2011Salon des Refuses. SH Erwin Gallery, Sydney
  • 2011Intimate. Wilson St Gallery at Danks, Sydney
  • 2010Something in the Air. 27 Gipps Street Richmond, Melbourne
  • 2010Contemporary Australian Drawings I. RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
  • 2010Magnetic Islands. Project Space RMIT University, Melbourne
  • 2010Salon des Refuses. SH Erwin Gallery, Sydney
  • 2009Text, Wilson Street Gallery, Sydney
  • 2009Same, same, but different. Kristian Pithie Gallery, Melbourne
  • 2005ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award Exhibition
  • 2003SixPlusOne, Chapel off Chapel, Melbourne Nillumbik Art Prize, Nilumbik, VIC
  • 2002Drawings from the Collection, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW
  • 2001INSAP III, Palermo, Italy
  • 1999Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW
    Retrospecta III, Pallas Society, Melbourne
  • 1998RMIT Fine Art, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
    Hi/lo Exotico, Columbian Collaboration, Stop 22, Melbourne
    Le Panto, Chapel off Chapel, Melbourne
  • 1997Retrospecta II, Pallas Society, Melbourne
  • 1996Galleria del Commune, Monterchi, Italy
  • 1995The Last Show, The Women’s Gallery, Melbourne
  • 1994Postgraduate Exhibition, Pitspace RMIT, Bundoora
    ACAF 4, Exhibition Buildings Melbourne
    Indwelling, Temple Studio, Melbourne
  • 1990The Drawing Show, Reflections Gallery, Melbourne
    Open Door Exhibition, 52 Australian Painters, Sotheby’s Australia
    Crowful, The Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne
  • 1988York Street Print-makers, The York Street Gallery, Melbourne


  • Artbank
  • Collection of Arthur Roe
  • Chartered Secretaries Australia
  • Macquarie Bank
  • National Australia Bank
  • Grafton Regional Gallery
  • Newcastle Regional Museum
  • Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home
  • Private collections in Australia, Spain, Italy and the United States of America


  • Gorringe Smith, Kate. Review of Flow. Imprint magazine May 2017
  • Art +Climate=Change Edited by Guy Abrahams, Bronwyn Johnson and Kelly Gellatly. Melbourne University Press 2016
  • Luise Guest Catalogue Essay, Three women went to China, 2016
  • Sasha Grishin Review of Influxus, Canberra Times, May 2016
  • Luise Guest, Review of Traverse, The Art Life, November 2015
  • Sasha Grishin, It's all in the technique, Canberra Times, April 1st 2013
  • Janet Mc Kenzie, Contemporary Australian Drawings, Macmillan 2012
  • Dan Rule, Review, The Age A2, Saturday April 17th 2010
  • Heather Ellyard, On Sarah Tomasetti, Essay for the Wilson St Gallery quarterly magazine, Summer 08/09
  • Rachel Power, Penumbra catalogue Essay, 2008
  • Rachel Power, The Divided Heart, Red Dog Books 2008
  • Maurizio Toscano, Between Worlds Essay, 2006
  • Penny Webb, Atmospheric Pressure, The Age, 13 November 2006
  • Jeffrey Makin, Review, Herald Sun, 15 February 2003
  • Heather Ellyard, Sarah Tomasetti, Catalogue Essay, Christine Abrahams Gallery, 2001
  • Peter Timms, Dealer’s Shows: Melbourne, The Art Newspaper, No.116, July-August 2001
  • Heather Ellyard, Iconic Imprints, Catalogue Essay, La Trobe Street Gallery, 1999

Grants and Awards

  • 2016Shortlisted, John Leslie Prize for Landscape
  • 2014Shortlisted Paul Guest Prize for Drawing
  • 2014Arts Victoria Artists in schools grant with artist Heather Hesterman and Spensley St Primary School.
  • 2014Shortlisted, John Leslie prize for landscape. Gippsland Art Gallery.
  • 2013Shortlisted. Fleurieu Prize for Landscape. South Australia.
  • 2013Shortlisted. The 42nd Muswellbrook Art Prize, NSW.


  • 2012
    Travel in China with artists Hanna Kay and Suzanne Archer in preparation for collaborative exhibition to tour Australian and China 2014-15
    6 month Fresco Painting internship, Laboratorio per Affresco di Vainella, Prato, Italy
    Independent Study at the University per Stranieri, Perugia
    Bookbinding internship, Book Conservation Department,
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    6 month Artist-in-Residency, Sociology Department,Monash University