“I find the world constantly beautiful and absurd, oscillating between great tenderness and uncertainty. My work is driven by the desire to establish a unique vocabulary to make sense of the world and reaffirms my humanity and experience.”
Sarah Firth graduated with Honors from the Sculpture Workshop at the ANU School of Art in Canberra, Australia. In 2005 Firth’s kinetic sculpture work was selected for 25/25: Australia’s top 25 artists aged 25 and under. She also received the Nigel Thompson Travelling Scholarship to be an Australian representative for the first Asian Art Camp, an international artist collaborative symposium and exhibition held on Palau Ubin Island and in Singapore. Her work ranges from large installations and kinetic sculptures to tender illustrations, animations and films exploring the everyday and the uncanny.
This year she was awarded the 2009 Solander Gallery prize and won the Canberra Contemporary Art Prize "Copy Cat" show with her video piece "Riding the Coat Tails of Success". This was also screened at the Digital Fringe in the Melbourne Fringe Festival.
Currently she is working on a kinetic sculpture commission for the Experimenta New Media Arts Biennale to be opened in Melbourne at the beginning of next year.