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© 2017 • sarah mccloskey

Sarah McCloskey is a Western Australian visual artist & illustrator based in Sydney.

For the last decade, Sarah's focus has been on producing intricate drawings that aim to explore human emotion and connection. Her whimsical and engaging portraits of women portray both fragility and strength and often seek to explore the many facets of ones inner and outer self. Another notable feature of Sarah’s work is the use of motifs from the natural world, in particular botanical elements, where she finds constant inspiration from their structure and form to their historical and symbolic meanings.


In recent years Sarah's work has begun to span numerous mediums, from her roots in graphite illustration through various styles and methods of painting and most recently into the world of large-scale public murals. By bringing her work into the public sphere in this manner has seen her start to reconsider her underlying themes and concepts and the way the works can interact with the viewer, and this is something that she continues to explore. She has also begun to venture further into the world of digital illustration and has begun producing entirely digital artworks.

Although commencing a BA (Fine Art) at Curtin University, Sarah is primarily self taught and directs all aspects of her artistic practice and business herself. She has exhibited widely in group shows across Western Australia as well as in select shows in Sydney and overseas.

Selected Group Exhibitions
 

2019 - International Womens Day Exhibition  •  The Stockroom Gallery, Melbourne

2018 - 12x12   •  The Stockroom Gallery, Melbourne
2018 - Praise You  •  Bib & Brace Collective, Brisbane
2018 - 50x50  •  Linton & Kay Galleries, West Perth

2018 - Animation Reimagined  •  Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco

2018 - Heartwalk  •  Black Crow Gallery, Kalgoorlie

2017 - Nowheresville  •  TOTM Gallery Northbridge

2017 - uPStairs  •  PSAS, Fremantle

2016 - Restyle, Perth Fashion Festival  •  Perth

2016 - Making Waves  •  Studio 281, Maylands

2015 - Chromatic Vol. 1  •  Northbridge 

2015 - Valley of the Nightflowers  •  Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth

2015 - FORM Public Salon  •  Victoria Park

2015 - Re.Discover  •  Bunbury Regional Art Galleries

2015 - Art of Symphony  •  State Theatre, Perth

2014 - Ignite the Park  •  The Butcher Shop, Victoria Park

2013 - See Saw  •  The Butcher Shop, Northbridge

2012 - Jane Doe  •  Hole in the Wall Gallery, Fremantle

Solo Exhibitions


2014 - SHE  •  Sydney

Selected Public Murals

2019 - Wonderwalls Festival, Port Kembla

2018 - Elefant Traks, Marrickville

2018 - The Light Ball, Surry Hills

2018 - Dale James + Co, South Perth

2018 - Heartwalk Festival, Kalgoorlie

2017/18 - QUBE Billboard Campaign, Kwinana

2017 - Rosemount Hotel, North Perth

2016 - Hopscotch Bar, South Perth

2015 - Oxford St, Leederville

 


Selected Illustration Commissions

 

2016 - Wild Self Apothecary branding illustration

2015/16 - Urthboy 'The Past Beats Inside Me Like A Second Heartbeat' album artwork

2015 - Virgin Mobile Australia campaign illustration

2013 - Jackie Onassis EP illustration

2013 - Elefant Traks 15th anniversary illustration

2013 - Jimblah 'Phoenix' album artwork

2013 - Luka Lesson 'Future Ancients' book cover illustration

2013 - National Youth Week logo illustration

2013 - Horrorshow EP illustration

2012 - BME Melbourne t-shirt illustration

2012 - Chance Waters 'Infinity' album artwork