Sarah was a founding member of the artists’ co-operative ROAR Studios in 1982.

She works in a neo-expressionist style, and her art is the direct and energetic fruition of a life-time of painting. With boldness and colour she has documented her many travels and other journeys.

“Well for me the brush and paint are still such basic tool of self-expression and the possibilities still seem endless. I am challenged by form, colour, structure and texture, and in a good painting I meet those challenges and surprise myself.

“My painting is emotive, flowing, spontaneous. It rides on the intuitive, on the way I feel. I love moving paint around. I love the power and rhythm of paint. Handled well it can be charged full of life. Sometimes if let loose, it will run its own race. The painting process is like going on a journey. You start off and don’t know what you will discover.

“I’ve always been interested in real life – the rough, tough sort that forces you to fight for what you want. I’ve always painted my immediate environment; people, animals, place, and have tried to depict situations simply and honestly.”

Sarah Faulkner, in Sarah Faulkner, No Straight Lines –  A Survey, 1982-2004, catalogue

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Sarah Faulkner

Born Hobart, Tasmania 1959

Studied Fine Art Painting RMIT, Melbourne

Diploma Fine Art, Prahran College

1982  Founding member of “Roar Studios”

1979/83  Travelled through Europe, studying Cobra movement in Denmark, and major mural work

1984   Australia Council Grant – Resident Green Street Studio, New York

1988   Travelled to Central America, North America, Europe

1992-3  Six months course at Il Laboratorio per Affresca di Viannella, Prato, Italy

1998  Travelled though South America

2005  Travelled to France

2007  Travelled to India

Solo Exhibitions

1986  Recent Paintings and Drawings, Realities Gallery

1990  Sarah Faulkner, Australian Galleries

          Gouaches from Europe & Central Australia,  Australian Galleries

          Sarah Faulkner,  Australian Galleries

1994  Scenes from Sicily, Rhumbaralla’s Gallery

1996  Richmond, George Hotel Gallery, St Kilda

1998  Still Life, Hotel Sofitel, Melbourne

          Recent Work , BMG Fine Art, Adelaide

         The South American Series, Christine Abrahams Gallery

2004   No Straight Lines: A Survey,  Stonnington Stables,

            Deakin University, Toorak Campus

           New Life, New Work   Christine Abrahams Gallery

2006  Joie de Vivre,  Axia Modern Art

2008  Rajasthan,  Axia Modern Art

2009  The Coast , Axia Modern Art

2010  Encounters, Woodbine Art, Malmsbury 

2011 Ocean View, Qudos Gallery, Lorne

2015  Nature Morte, Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne

          Oil and Ink, Merrick’s House Gallery

2016    Personal Collection, Fitzroy Library, Fitzroy

            A Point of View , Merrick’s House Gallery, Merricks

2017    Country, Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne

Selected Group Exhibitions

1982  Young Artists, Heide Park & Art Gallery

Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture, Roar Studios

Christmas Exhibition, Realities Gallery

Melbourne Painters & Sculptors, Coventry Gallery

Group Exhibition, Realities Gallery

Works on Paper, Coventry Gallery

1987 Group Exhibition, Charles Nodrum Gallery

9” x 5”, Linden Gallery

New Acquisitions, National Gallery of Victoria

1992  Roar Studios Touring Exhibition, Victorian Regional Galleries

1994  Obsession, Chandler Coventry Gallery,

Campbelltown City Art Gallery

1997  Roar 10 Years On, Coventry Gallery, Sydney

The George Gallery, at Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney

2004  New Acquisitions, Stonnington Stables, Deakin University, Toorak Campus

2009  Roar Group Show, Chicago, USA.

2011  Roar Revisited,  Melbourne

2013  Mixed Tape, Art of the 1980s,  Ian Potter Gallery,

NGV Fed square, Melbourne

Selected Commissions

1986  National Gallery of Australia, Restaurant Mural

Victorian Racing Club, Flemington

Portsea Resort, Mural

Dulux Commission – Caulfield Race Course, Melbourne

1997   Mural for Richmond Hill Café & Larder (Stephanie’s)

2005   Mural for Yarralea Children’s Centre, Alphington

2008   Artists in Schools mural, Northcote Primary School

2011    Artist in Residence mural, Wesley College

2012/2013  Artist in residence at Williams House, Baltara School

Represented

Philip Morris Collection

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

National Gallery of Australia – (Michell Endowment)

Artbank

University of Western Australia

Monash University

State Bank of N.S.W.

Western Mining Corporation

Myer ‘Roar’ Collection

Deakin University

Sarah Faulkner, Still Life with Waratah & Kangaroo Paw, 2011, oil on linen 182x121cm $8800
Sarah Faulkner, Still Life with Waratah & Kangaroo Paw, 2011, oil on linen 182x121cm $8800
Sarah Faulkner, Surf Fishermen, 2015 oil on linen 56x51cm $3000
Sarah Faulkner, Surf Fishermen, 2015 oil on linen 56x51cm $3000
Sarah Faulkner, The Lighthouse, 2015, oil on linen 61x45cm $3000
Sarah Faulkner, The Lighthouse, 2015, oil on linen 61x45cm $3000
Sarah Faulkner, The Racer, 2015, oil on linen 61x45cm $3000
Sarah Faulkner, The Racer, 2015, oil on linen 61x45cm $3000
Sarah Faulkner, Horse Rolling - Balnarring Beach 2015, oil on linen, 122 x 152cm $8800
Sarah Faulkner, Horse Rolling - Balnarring Beach 2015, oil on linen, 122 x 152cm $8800
Sarah Faulkner, The BAR, French Series, 2005, oil on linen 69x92cm $5000
Sarah Faulkner, The BAR, French Series, 2005, oil on linen 69x92cm $5000
Sarah Faulkner, The Rickshaw Driver, 2007, oil on linen 56x76cm $4000
Sarah Faulkner, The Rickshaw Driver, 2007, oil on linen 56x76cm $4000