Sarah crowEST works across contemporary art and design to encompass word-events and performance. Her recent output occupies a conceptual space between painting, working apparel, diagrammatic scores and the formal qualities of words. CrowEST’s practice is known for its investigation into the impacts of use and time on objects and surfaces. A responsive approach is taken to the provocation of place and materials attending to their haphazard agency.
CrowEST lives and works in Melbourne and was awarded a Bililla Mansion residency 2022, a Shakespeare Grove Artist Studio residency 2017-2021 and a Gertrude Contemporary Studio residency 2013-2016. In 2013 crowEST was awarded a PhD by University of Melbourne, Victorian College of the Arts for her sculpture based research project An Unaccountable Mass: bothersome matter and the humorous life of forms. In 2008 she was a recipient of the Samstag International Scholarship and spent a year in Lisbon, Portugal at Escola MAUMAUS in the independent study program.
Sarah crowEST’s recent exhibitions include: PACE, LON Gallery, Melbourne, 2021, SOUND SEEN, Shepperton Art Museum, 2020, Dark Ruuumbling Earth, (sound and performance), Melbourne Arts Theatre, 2019, SOFT EYES, DUB WISE, Gallery 9, Sydney, 2019, Version Excursion, CAVES, 2019, Material Constructs, Ararat Gallery Textile Art Museum of Australia, 2018, Body and Cloth, Performing textiles, The Australian Tapestry Workshop, 2017, Peregrinação São Paulo, Brazil, 2016, Endless Circulation, Biennial Tarrawarra Museum of Art, 2016, #STRAPONPAINTINGS, Heide MOMA, 2016, FABRiK: conceptual, minimalist and performative approaches to textiles, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2016.
Sarah crowEST exhibits regularly and is represented by LON Gallery
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