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sarah goffman


Plastic Arts, 2009
PET bottles, enamel paint and permanent marker
Photos: Mike Myers




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sarah goffman - cv

Sarah Goffman exhibited at Mori Gallery, Sydney in The Good, the Bad, the Muddy 8 to 25 July, this show was a response to the Australian Ceramics Triennale, curated by Sarah Goffman and others.

Exhibition History
2009 Group Show Breenspace, NSW
  Cryptophilistinism Curated by Amita Kirpalani Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, VIC and Cast, TAS
  Vortex Outdoor Art Prize Stone Villa Studios, NSW
  Hokey Pokey Curated by Agatha Gothe-Snape and Mitch Cairns, NSW
  Push Me Co-ordinated by Lucas Ihlein Locksmith, NSW
  The Good, the Bad, the Muddy Mori Gallery, NSW
  I’m worse at what I do best Curated by Tom Polo, Parramatta Artist Studios, NSW
2008 Paradise Found Tin Sheds Gallery, NSW
  Elastic Online Project
  Bazarre! Terminus Project Biennale Satellite Show curated by Claire Lewis and Sarah Rawlings, Broadway
  Credit Union NSW
  Green Work Artroom5, SA
2007 The Shit Show Curated by Jane Polkinghorne and Trevor Fry Loose Projects, NSW
  Victoria Ocular Lab, VIC
  Excess SNO, NSW
  In Every Dream Home a Heartache Curated By Sophie O’Brien SCA Gallery, NSW
  Nightime #4 Carriageworks, NSW
  Small Mall Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2006 What Form Would A Life Take? Curated by Maria Cruz and Reuben Keehan MOP Projects, NSW
  Cones of Zontact Loose Projects, NSW Curated by Daniel Cunningham MOP Projects, NSW
  New Social Commentaries Short Listed Warrnambool Art Gallery, VIC
  Someone Shows Someone Something Curated by Mark Hislop Canberra Contemporary Art Space, ACT
  It’s A New Day Curated by Sally Breen, Artspace NSW
  Psychiatrist 7c Solo performance Curated by Carla Cescon Loose Project Space, NSW
  Shelf Life Curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham, MOP Projects, NSW
  Our Lucky Country (Difference) Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2005 Elastic Archive Show Cross Art Projects, NSW
  Situation Curated by Russell Storer MCA, NSW
  S.N.O.W. Scott Donovan Black Box, NSW
  Seven Beauties Tin Sheds, NSW
  The Wild Boys Mememe Gallery, NSW
  Alien Invasion Curated by Ron and George Adams MOP Projects, NSW
2004 Down The Road from the Studio with Lisa Kelly and Josie Cavallaro Chrissie Cotter Gallery, NSW
  Fantasy Island A Block Project Michael Lett Auckland, NZ
  The Sleeper Curated by Jane Barney Canberra Railway Museum, ACT
  Elastic Group Show Elastic Project Space, London UK
2003 I Wish I Were Bigger Scott Donovan Gallery, NSW
  Picturing Paradise Mori Gallery, NSW
  Shangri-La Project Curated by Maria Cruz Artspace, NSW
  After You Front Room Kitchen Space, NSW
  Plastic Reality Curated by Koji Ruio and Vicky Browne, MOP Projects NSW
  Marineland Curated by Philipa Veitch, Tin Sheds NSW
  Hotel Module Cube Canberra Contemporary Art Space, ACT
2002 Plantroom 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne VIC
  Lightweight Curated by Anne Kay Lime Gallery, USA
  Greenview Curated by Jason Markou Block Gallery, NSW
  Eco-Boutique With J. Cavallaro and L. Kelly 24 Hr Art, Darwin NT
  Swell Block Gallery, NSW
  Briefcase 50 Curator Simon Barney Boutwell Draper, NSW
  Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship Artspace, NSW
  Xxxxxxxl Front Room, NSW
2001 Swamp for KWL Joint Project Shepard Street Car Park, NSW
  Gettin’ Lucky Curated by Josie Cavallaro Lewers Bequest Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW
  Caravan Carry Me Home Elastic Project Scots Church Freespace, NSW
  Hollywood Show Curator, Simon Barney Hollywood Hotel via Briefcase
  Science Experiment Briefcase
  Offman Squatspace, NSW
  Add Life Plantroom with Lisa Kelly and Carla Cescon Gallery 4a, NSW
  Zine Show Briefcase
  Boot Camp Curated by Jason Markou and Joerg Hubmann Block Gallery, NSW
  Dead Freight Curated by Lisa Kelly and Alex Gawronski Imperial Slacks, NSW
2000 Physique Curated by Ian Geraghty Grey Matter, NSW
  Sticks and Stones Blaugrau, NSW
  The Tie Show Briefcase
  Ten Day City A Joint Project With Joerg Hubmann, Jason Markou, Anne Kay Gallery 19, NSW
  Do You Want To Go Back? Elastic Project Space, NSW
  One Last Show Herringbone, NSW
  Taxi Elastic Project Space, NSW
1999 Perspecta Open Artspace, NSW
  Green & Gold Firstdraft, NSW
  Store Herringbone, NSW
  Evergreen Curated By Lisa Kelly for Platform Inc., VIC
1998 In The Piss Gunnery Studio, NSW
  Injection (Acquisition Prize) Curated by Penny Thwaite The Performance Space, NSW
  Blueprint South, NSW
  Salon Show (99-00) ACP Melbourne, VIC
  Mondo Cane Curated By Mark Hislop Herringbone, NSW
  Glovebox Curated by Simon Barney and Chris Fortescue Wilson St. Car Park, NSW
  Outhaus Sculpture Symposium Sydney Park St.Peters, NSW
1997 Showcase Side-On Gallery, Stanmore, NSW
  Between Art and Nature: Perspecta C.O.F.A. , NSW
  Come Visit Lucy for a Lucky Charm: Visions of Australasia Firstdraft, NSW
  Pin Show Curated by Chris Fortescue and Simon Barney, South NSW
1996 10th Anniversary Show Firstdraft NSW
  Diaspora Curated By Franz Ehmann Whitebox Gallery Brisbane, QLD
  Publicaart Cnr.Mc Donald and John Street, Erskineville NSW
  Walking the Street Newtown, NSW (97-00)
1995 Stamp (The Art of Postage) Airspace, NSW
  Combination Style Palace Café, NSW
1994 Trap Cell Block Theatre, NSW
  The Art of War Macquarie University Union, NSW
  And An Image… Curator Peta Morris Glebe Catacombs, NSW 93/94
Featured in Video works by
  Elizabeth Day x2
  Lisa Andrew x2
  Andrew Sunley Smith Carrier
  Kylie Wilkinson The Nationalism Project
  Hayden Fowler
  Deborah Vaughan
  Jane Polkinghorne and Anne Kay
  Sydney Morning Herald 10.9.96 Calligraphic Clues to Culture Connections Stephen Dunne
  Sydney Morning Herald 19.9.98 Spectrum Arts Mondo Cane Review Bruce James
  1998 South Sydney Sculpture Symposium Catalogue Published By South Sydney City Council 1999
  Artists Talk Issues Facing Australian Artists Editors: Richard Holt and Brett Jones Published By Westspace, Melbourne 2000
  Sydney Morning Herald 25.10.00 Metropolitan Hanging Offence Courtney Kidd
  Uniglory Vandalism Contributor December 2000
  Sydney Morning Herald 2.3.01 Lucky Stars Victoria Hynes
  The Premise of the Premises Elizabeth Pulie March 2001
  Below And Behold Richard Holt and Andrew Seward C. Platform Artists Group Inc. October 2000
  Broadsheet Volume 30/2 Now You See It… Alex Gawronski 2001
  Sydney Morning Herald, Metropolitan 11.8.01
  Urban Insights /Various Artists Boot Camp Lenny Ann Low
  Sydney Morning Herald, Metropolitan 29.11.01 Dead Freight Lenny Ann Low
  Eyeline #46 Pp.52-3 Plant Room Lisa Byrne
  Lives of the Artists #1 Ed. Elizabeth Pulie Writing by Tim Hilton
  Vital Signs State Records NSW Issue 1, April 2002 P.7
  Art Monthly August 2002 #152 Art Round-Up: Sydney Chris Chapman P.25
  Elastic Printed Project 2003
  Object Magazine #301 Briefcase Roman Danylak P.14
  Elastic: Printed Project Review Ann Finnegan Eyeline #55 2004 Pp11-14
  Un-Magazine Issue 5 Spring 2005 Situation by Bec Dean P.12-13
  Artfairs International Magazine (USA) Curating A Situation Russell Storer Pp.88-89 July 2005
  Art Monthly June 2006 #190 Good Times & Friendship: Artist Initiatives and Relational Aesthetics Ann Finnegan Pp.18-24
  The Sydney Morning Herald Metro Art Sept.15, 2006 Shelf Life by Tracey Clement
  The Sydney Morning Herald Metro Art Dec.8, 2006 Woolloomoo-Louvre by Tracey Clement
  The Performance Space
  Hazelhurst Regional Gallery
  Frasers Studios
  Stone Villa, Marrickville
  Gettin’ Lucky Forum Penrith Regional Gallery 2001
  Tinsheds Forum on Ari’s 2001
  Arte Povera ABC Radio National Nightclub with Bill Leak 26/8/02
  Canberra Radio Interview 11/12/03
  Melbourne Radio Station 3rrr Interview On Behalf Of Sass 10/10/04
  Situation Talk MCA Education Programme 8/9/05
  Various Universities, Schools, Tafe Colleges and Arts Organisations
Own Writing
  Settlement Collections in Dead Freight Pub. Lisa Kelly 2001
  Vandalism and the Domino Effect Artist Pages and Writing for Uniglory Vandalism Ed. Lisa Kelly
  The Prophecy for Lota Issue # 2003
  Socialist Sarah Column Regularly Plus Artist Pages In #9 Lives Of Artists 2002-2005 Ed. Liz Pulie Issues #1 –10
  List of Artists I Know In Natural Selection Edited By Luke Parker and Elizabeth Pulie
  Art Crawl Marking Time 2004 Lota Issue
  The Gallery as Archive? Collecting, Displaying and Ownership for Elastic Project at Cross Art 2005
  Nava Newsletter Quarterly December 2006 Artist Profile P13
  The Shit Show Catalogue at Loose Projects 2007
Art Related Work
  Art Teacher Casula Powerhouse, University of Western Sydney, Wash House; Mt.Druitt, Private, Currently Museum of Contemporary Art
  Elastic Project Space Gallery Director/ Cultural Producer
  Visiting Artist Tom Foster Boarding House Project1999 Independent Living 2004
  Newtown Neighbourhood Centre Project in Association with Marrickville and South Sydney Council
  1995-7 Director Firstdraft Gallery
  Cell Block Youth Access Project Worker 1997
  Set Designer, Art Director
  Taqa Theatre at Belvoir Street Writing From the Hip
  Kantanka Theatre at Bondi Pavilion Ave Ave
  Inner West Cultural Services (Formally Kancam) Management Committee 1995-1999 Walk the Streets Committee1998
Performance Works
  2006 Psychiatrist 7c Loose Projects Curated by Carla Cescon, NSW
  Eventspace 1998, Lard the Performance Space, Curated By Penny Thwaite Redfern, NSW
  A Progressive Dinner, 1997 The Last BBQ The Performance Space, Redfern NSW
  Sugargirls with Beth Eldridge Newtown Festival 97-99, Newtown, NSW
  ETC> Experimental Theatre Collective Macquarie University 1987-1990
1998 Gunnery Studio NSW Ministry for the Arts
  Injection Acquisition Prize
2000  NAVA Marketing Grant
2009 Australia Council for the Arts Tokyo Studio
1990-94 Diploma of Arts with Distinction Photography
  S.I.T. East Sydney National Art School
1987-1990    BA English and German Literature Macquarie University



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