Sarah Walker is a Melbourne-based artist, writer and photographer. Her work uses comedy and speculative fiction to create surprising encounters with tensions around death, disaster and catastrophe. She works particularly with immersive binaural audio, video and text-based installation.
She was a finalist in the 2019 international MTV RE:DEFINE award and the 45downstairs Emerging Artist Award, and has taken part in residencies across Australia and Asia. She has previously been a winner of the Best Portrait prize at the CCP Salon, a finalist in the National Photographic Portrait Prize, a two-time finalist in the Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women and a semi-finalist in the Moran Photographic Portrait Prize. As a writer, she received the 2020 ABR Victorian Rising Star award, was runner-up in the 2019 Calibre Essay Prize, was shortlisted for the 2020 Disquiet Prize, won the 2017 Sydney Road Writer’s Cup and was runner-up in the 2017 Darebin Mayor’s Writing Award.
She has an MFA from RMIT. In 2020, she is a lead artist for Colosseum at The Unconformity festival in Queenstown, Text Block Stack at the NGV for the Art Book Fair, and The Kindling Throne with Arena Theatre. She is also developing Legs Like Pistons, a new binaural audio walk, for MoreArt 2020.
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