• About

Artist Statement

Sarah Edwards is an interdisciplinary artist based in Melbourne. Her PhD research - The Museum Hummingbird: Transforming Nature, Creating Wonder - took its inspiration from the methods used by natural history museums to prepare specimens. By appropriating these transformative processes, Sarah questioned our relationship with nature as mediated through natural history collections.

By experimenting with light and sound, Sarah’s artwork examines pre-sixteenth century concepts of the world as represented through mythology, alchemy and poetry. Framed by Foucault's seminal The Order of Things (2007), Sarah reflects on systems that ascribe meaning to the natural world.



Doctor of Philosophy, School of Art, RMIT University. Completed

2009 - 2010

Master of Fine Art, RMIT University


Post Graduate Diploma Art Curatorship, The University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Education (Fine Art), The University of Melbourne

Artistic Endeavours


Chaos & Order, RMIT Gallery, Survey of RMIT University's Art & Sonic Collections

Fielding, ARC funded sound & environment project: "Designing Green Spaces for Biodiversity & Human Well-Being


Phantasmagoria, Bogong Centre for Sound Culture

Museum of Lost Public Notes, George Paton Gallery, The University of Melbourne


The Botanic Garden, St Kilda Town Hall, City of Port Phillip

Artist-in-residence, Bongong Centre for Sound Culture, Bogong Village


Through a Glass Darkly, mentorship with artist Rosslynd Piggott, RMIT Gallery

Artist-in-residence, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford


Spirit Collection, White Night Festival, Melbourne

terra et fluvius, Outward, School of Art, University of Tasmania

Between Heaven & Earth, MoreArt, Moreland City Council


Sonic City: Liquid Architecture, Carlton Gardens & Melbourne University

Grounded, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick

Echo Chamber, First Site Gallery, RMIT University

Between Heaven & Earth, Melbourne Fringe Festival


Wunderkammer, Leeper Library, Trinity College, University of Melbourne

Wind Up Bird Chronicle, Artisan Books, Fitzroy

Artists for Kids Culture, Brightspace, St Kilda


Cabinet of Curiosities, Leeper Library, Trinity College, University of Melbourne

A 21st Century Wunderkammer, Red Gallery, Fitzroy

Opus, Artisan Books, Fitzroy


Drawing Out: Constellations, RMIT School of Art Gallery

New Collectables: art work selected to promote exhibition, RMIT

re:vision: new art from old, First Site Gallery, RMIT

Marking Time, Brunswick Arts Space, Melbourne Fringe Festival

Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, St Kilda


Shelter: On Kindness, assistant to Professor Fujimori, RMIT Gallery

Art Melbourne, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton

Post, Place Gallery, Richmond

Between the Lines, Artisan Books, Fitzroy


Finders Keepers: the art of collecting, First Site, RMIT

Into the Fold, Artisan Books, Fitzroy

Exquisite Creatures, Tape Project, Melbourne

Taxi, assistant to Fiona Jack, Project Space, RMIT


Text/txt, Artisan Books, Fitzroy

City of Port Phillip Business Awards, commissioned artist


Southside Arts, Hon. John Thwaites Parliamentary Offices

Represented artist, Anne Middleton Art Gallery, Albert Park



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