Sarah Rhodes is an Australian photographer based between Sydney and Tasmania. Sarah’s photographic practice centres around how we draw on nature to understand ourselves. Nature inspires us to be creative and it is within this creative process that we experiment and learn.
Sarah hold’s a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and Fine Art and a Masters in Publishing from the University of Sydney. She is currently studying her PhD at the University of Tasmania.
Paper Plane (2019) won the Women's Art Prize Tasmanian 2020. In 2011 she won the New York Photo Award (Fine Art) for ‘Play’ in which children at the cusp of teenagehood play games of survival in the bush to understand their feelings of grief.
Play was exhibited at the Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) in 2015 and has been widely shown in festivals internationally. The series is represented by Anzenberger Agency.
'Home / On Country' (2011-2013) explores the tradition of possum skin cloak-making to understand Indigenous culture and highlight the challenges in negotiating two cultures. The show was toured by Murray Art Museum Albury.
Sarah’s work has been published by the New York Times, GEO Germany, Australia Geographic, News Ltd, Fairfax Media, British Museum, Smithsonian and Vatican Museum. It is held in public and private collections, including the National Library of Australia, AlburyCity and Museum Victoria.
'The Artist's Lunch' by Alice McCormick and Sarah Rhodes (Murdoch Books, 2008), now in its second edition, is a coffee table book inviting the viewer into the kitchens and studios of 18 of Australia's most celebrated artists including Margaret Olley, Jeffrey Smart, Philip Wolfhagen, Michael Zavros and Nell. List of exhibitions, awards and publications can be viewed in the CV section.
Sarah is a founding member of the Lumina Collective and is currently studying her PhD at the University of Tasmania.
Standing in front of Bruce Gilden's exhibition at the LOOK3 Photography Festival, Charlotteville, Virginia, US, 2012