I recently sat down with the team from Broadsheet, and had a chat about my work,

female empowerment and my recent collaboration with Thankyou.

Head over, have a browse and check out their interview with me!

I've been a big fan of Thankyou for a long time, so when their team got in touch to see if I wanted to be part of their first ever collaboration, of course I jumped at the chance!

Together we have created a limited-time 'Earl Grey & Clary Sage' hand wash which draws from a piece of mine titled 'Momentum'. This piece was painted specifically for this collab and is inspired by the WASH programs Thankyou fund in Bangladesh. 

These impactful programs are full of momentous opportunities to empower women and provide hope for a future without poverty. For those of you who know me, know that this is something I feel very strongly about.

I couldn't be more proud of what this product and collaboration stands for!!

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More to come on this collab soon, but in the meantime, grab yourself a bottle of this life changing hand wash online at Thankyou or on the shelves at Coles!

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Check out a little behind the scenes video of me in my studio prepping for my solo show.

'Common Ground' is now open at Modern Times, and runs through till Nov 30th.

Make sure you go check it out!

And, if you'd still like to know more about my practice and what inspires me as an artist, check a Q&A with the Modern Times over on the MT Journal.

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COMMON GROUND

 I'm super excited to finally announce what I've been busy working on with the amazing

team at Modern Times. My solo show 'Common Ground' opens on Nov 16th,

and I can't wait to share this bold and dynanic body of work with you all.

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Solo Show  //  Modern Times

Opens 16th Nov, 6-8pm // Nov 16th - 30th

Modern Times, 311 Smith Street, Fitzroy, VIC 3065

Artist's Talk - 10am, Saturday 18th of November

RSVP for this free event via Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/artist-talk-with-sarah-kelk-tickets-39470686887?utm_term=eventurl_text

You can view all work in 'Common Ground' here,

or feel free to take a look at the exhibition catalogue.

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Common Ground is an extension of ideas that I have been exploring in my practice for some

time; the tension between intent and process is something I continue to revisit in my work. On

the one hand, I feel a strong need to work in an expressionist style, and then once I start, I always

get pulled into...

Loads of new work in progress for my upcoming solo show!

Add November 16th at Modern Times (Smith St, Fitzroy) to your diaries for opening night. 

If you want to be kept up to date with new work, flick me an email, or jump over to the subscribe page and I'll add you to my mailing list. 

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One of the longest debates in the art world surrounds itself around whether or not "Painting is Dead" - infamously spoken by Paul Delaroche in 1839 upon seeing the Daguerreotype for the first time. After centuries of debate, Back and Dead doesn't seek to claim painting as dead or alive. Back and Dead instead provides insight into contemporary painting in Melbourne in 2017 and asks audiences to make up their own mind about the state of the medium.

Featuring work from Ajay Jennings, Matthew Dettmer, Stephen Baker, Tai Smith and myself, 'Back and Dead' opens on August 17th from 6-8pm (and runs until September 12th 2017).

Check out one of the pieces I have in the show below. This work is up for sale (with pre-sales now open). For more info, email hello@juniorspace.com.au, and lock August 17th into your diary for opening night!

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 'Intergrated', acrylic on canvas, framed in Tasmanian Oak

104cm x 104cm, $3380 / available from Junior Space

I recently sat down with the team from Sight Unseen and had a chat about my current inspirations, intuitive process and David Hockney. Head over to their site, have a browse and check out their interview with me! 

I'm so happy to finally be able to share this collaboration with you. 

I recently teamed up with local Mornington Peninsula wine producers,

T'Gallant, to bring their latest wines to life!

I was lucky enough to paint four pieces to adorn their new range, which includes a Moscato,

Pinto Grigio, Temperanillo / Shiraz red blend, and a Rose. I'm thrilled with how theses turned out,

and .... the wine tastes pretty damn good too!

I'm proud to share with you that I have a couple of pieces in the first ever Modern Times group show, 'Home'.

Filled with some amazing work from over 20 contemporary Australian artists, 'Home' opens on October 27th (and runs until November 10th) and explores the notion of home, and what it means to each artist. 

Check out the two pieces I have in the show below. Both pieces are up for sales (with pre-sales now open). For more info, email pip@moderntimes.com.au, and lock in October 27th into your diary for opening night!

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 'Central', acrylic on canvas, framed in Tasmanian Oak

104cm x 104cm, $3380 / available from Modern Times

 'Colour Memory', acrylic on canvas, framed in Tasmanian Oak

76.2cm x 91.4cm, $2440 / available from Modern Times

 I'm super excited to be part of this year Hunting For George, Hunting Collective

Twelve artists, including myself, were each given a HFG clock to customise, and now all of them are being auctioned off. To check out (and bid on) all of the 'Hunting Collective' clocks, head over to the HFG website.

The rad team from Hunting For George also popped over for studio visit a few weeks ago, so head over to their blog to check out some pics, an interview and even a video of me in the studio!

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Thanks to the HFG team for including me in this fun project,

and to Martina Gemmola for some great photography

 I'm super excited to finally announce what I've been busy working on with

the amazing team at The Design Files

 

'Floating Worlds', a joint show between myself and local artist Stephen Baker, offers a collection of recent painting by both Stephen and I, drawing on botanical themes, and the interplay between the natural and manmade world. 

 

This show opens on Saturday April 30th, with drinks from 2:00pm, at The Design Files Collect

gallery space (14 Little Oxford Street, Collingwood). I would love you to join us!

 

 

Pre–sales for this show have just opened, so check out the

PDF Catalogue or TDF Collect site to see all available works.

 

For all sales enquiries, feel free to email lisa@thedesignfiles.net

 

 

Pics by Annette O'Brien

 

 

Im busy working on pieces for an upcoming exhibition that will open April 30th here in Melbourne. Until I can share more with you on this, here's a little sneak peek of a few pieces to keep you in the loop!

 

Don't forget, you can subscribe up to my mailing list to here any new info first!

 

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