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Sarah Philip

Visual arts
Hallett Cove SA


I paint modern contemporary and abstract style and mostly work with Acrylic/resin and mixed media on canvas.


I am a South Australian based artist living on the South Coast and painting and drawing has been my passion for as long as I can remember.

Driven by moods, thoughts and feelings I am an emotional painter, enjoying the journey of revelation and discovery my work can take me on.

I am currently working on a number of pieces created to embody the world that we live in, moving in a new direction for me - abstract expressionism. I love the freedom and momentum of this new style, the explosion of colour, movement and energy that mimic what I feel.

My works are often painted in layers and reveal themselves as I go, sometimes changing completely before I feel they have reached the right balance of colour and composition.

I am very much inspired by the immediate world around me, by feelings, by music and life experiences and I believe the combination of simplicity and learned technique make my work unique.


ART MEMBERSHIPS:  TARTS Textile & Arts Collective, Gays Arcade, Adelaide SA 
Red House Group/Gallery M, Marion Cultural Centre, Marion SA


2009          Solo Exhibition – Live, Laugh, Love Life. Fin’t’Fabulous PT.

2009          Helpmann Academy feature artist Adelaide Hyatt Hotel

2009          Helpmann Academy feature artist ETSA Building Adelaide

2008          Various group exhibitions and window displays for T’arts Collective

2008          Group Exhibition SALA Festival – Big Dog Studio Corromadel Valley

2007          “Inspired by Drought” joint exhibition – Lombard Gallery Stepney

2007          “Yummy” joint exhibition – Red Poles McLarenvale

2005          T’ARTs Gallery – Gays Arcade Twin Street

2005           “The Banquet” – SALA Festival Windows on Hutt

2005           “All Creature Great & Small” – SALA Festival McLarenvale & Fleurieu Visitor Centre

2005          “In The Garden Joint Exhibition” – Mitcham Council Foyer Gallery

2004          Whyalla Art Prize

2004          Fleurieu Peninsular Biennale – “Subjectivity Uncorked”

2003          Blackwood Rotary Club Annual Exhibition – Blackwood High school SA

2001           Noarlunga Rotary Club Annual Exhibition – Colonnades SA

1998           Bangalow Print Prize – Bangalow Art Space Byron Bay NSW

1998           Essence Graduating Exhibition – FAD Gallery Adelaide SA


2009          Selected to display artwork at the Adelaide Bank

2005-2008 Commissioned by Century 21 for their home styling department.

2007          Painting donation for Kelly & Co Lawyers breast cancer fundraiser.

2005          Mural for Clapham Primary School.

2004          Mural for CCC Adelaide Shores Crèche

2003          Ran Children’s Beginner Art Classes at CCC Adelaide Shores

1999          Mural for Hog’s Breath Café - Glenelg

1998          Making floats for “Flamma Flamma” Adelaide Telstra Festival Production

1995          REAL – a visual hair and fashion show

1994          Whitehouse School of Design Sydney- Scholarship