Full name

SARAH Elizabeth JOHNSTON

Biography

Sarah Elizabeth 1973 (AU) is an artist whose work has taken the form of installation, poetry, performance and sound recording.
Her work addresses the relation between time and memory, escapism and the figure of the outcast, this results in projects, performances and interventions.
Her overall aesthetic project combines the sensitivity of stone carvings as well as sound art with an interest in the intensity of a gesture or event. She has held regular exhibitions and performances in Tallinn, Estonia since taking up residency (2016).
Her work has been shown internationally, including ‘Augestion’, Joan Miro Foundation, Barcelona, (2017). ‘Rosearks’, Los Angeles (2018). ‘The National Gallery of Australia’, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney (2016).
She has worked with curator Carlo Fatigoni 'When Sound Meets Form' MAXXI - National Museum of 21st Century Art in Roma, Italy (2019). Artist assistant to Kris Lemsula for 58th Venice Biennale 'May You Live in Interesting Times', 'HI & BYE' Estonian Pavilion, (2019).
As a sound artist she explores the idea of tuning of frequencies as aural sculpture and performance.
She was the recipient of an Australia Council for the Arts Fellowship in 2016.

Education

Master Degree, Contemporary Art in New Media

Estonian Academy of Arts

Estonia · 2017 – current

Residency

Hoschule Trier University

Germany · 2015 –

Residency

Estonian Academy of Arts

Estonia · 2014 –

Bachelor degree of Art practise

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University

Australia · 2013 – 2015

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University

Melbourne, Australia · 2009 – 2010

Residency

Siaama University

Finland · 2017 –

The Undercommons masterclass

Bergen University

Bergen, Norway · 2020 – 2020