Curriculum Vitae

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Education

  • 2018-PhD Researcher, RMIT University
  • 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

  • 2018Postcard from the Roof of the World, Australian Galleries
  • 2018Silver Mountain, The Art Vault, Mildura
  • 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

  • 2018Herbaceous Borders, Curated by Kate Mizrahi Block Projects Melbourne
  • 2018Edge, An exhibition of Drawings. Langford 120, North Melbourne
  • 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
  • 1999Retrospecta III, Pallas Society, Melbourne
  • 1998RMIT Fine Art, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • 1998Hi/lo Exotico, Columbian Collaboration, Stop 22, Melbourne
  • 1998Le 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
  • 1994ACAF 4, Exhibition Buildings Melbourne
  • 1994Indwelling, Temple Studio, Melbourne
  • 1990The Drawing Show, Reflections Gallery, Melbourne
  • 1990Open Door Exhibition, 52 Australian Painters, Sotheby’s Australia
  • 1990Crowful, The Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne
  • 1988York Street Print-makers, The York Street Gallery, Melbourne

Collections

  • 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

Bibliography

  • Gorringe Smith, Kate. Fragile Grandeur, Catalogue Essay, May 2018
  • 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

  • 2014Artists in Schools Grant with Heather Hesterman and Spensley St Primary School. Arts Victoria and the Victorian Education Department
  • 1995Scholarship from the Region of Tuscany to study fresco and restoration techniques at the Laboratorio di Vainella in Prato, Italy

Awards

  • 2018Shortlisted, Fleurieu Prize for Landscape, South Australia
  • 2017Invited The Kedumba Drawing Award Orange Regional Gallery, NSW
  • 2016Shortlisted, John Leslie Prize for Landscape, Gippsland Art Gallery
  • 2014Shortlisted, Paul Guest Prize for Drawing, Bendigo Art Gallery
  • 2014Shortlisted, John Leslie Prize for Landscape, Gippsland Art Gallery
  • 2013Shortlisted, Fleurieu Prize for Landscape, South Australia
  • 2013The 42 nd Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre NSW
  • 2011Selected Salon des Refuses, SH Erwin Gallery, Sydney
  • 2011Shortlisted, Tattersalls Landscape Prize, Brisbane
  • 2010Selected Salon des Refuses, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
  • 2009Shortlisted The Heysen Prize, The Hahndorf Academy, Hahndorf, SA
  • 2005Shortlisted ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award Exhibition
  • 2003Shortlisted, Nillumbik Art Prize, Nillumbik, VIC
  • 1999Acquired Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW

Residencies and Travel

  • 2018Residency and Exhibition The Art Vault, Mildura, Victoria
  • 2018Research trip to Japan – mountains in Shinto philosophy, Keihoku Region
  • 2013NEW ZEALAND: Research for the exhibition Quiet/Disquiet and the project Slow Melt for ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015
  • 2012CHINA: Research trip to Guilin Province for Three Women went to China at Muswellbrook and Tamworth Regional Galleries 2016
  • 1999ITALY: Study of medieval astronomy and frescoes in the churches and villas of central and northern Italy
  • 1992ITALY: Language Study at the University per Stranieri, Perugia
  • 1992USA: Bookbinding internship, University of Michigan
  • 1990FIJI: 6 month Artist-in-Residency Quamea Island with the Sociology Department, Monash University