'Two worlds, one of them being ideal'

March 7 - March 31, 2012




Sarah Ryan was born in Canberra in 1975.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Fine Art) from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane in 1995; a Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) from the Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart in 1997 and in 2002 she was awarded a Dean's Commendation for her Doctorial Thesis from the Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania in Hobart.  Sarah Ryan has participated in numerous group exhibitions since 1996 including Perfect for every occasion: photography today (Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne 2007), Light Sensitive (National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne 2006) and Primavera (Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney 2002. Sarah Ryan’s recent solo exhibitions include The Fourth Dimension (Centre of Contemporary Photography, Melbourne 2011) and the clearing (Kunstlerhaus Bethanien and Gitte Weise Gallerie, Berlin 2009). In 2011 Sarah Ryan received the Art & Australia / Credit Suisse Private Banking Contemporary Art Award. In 2008 Sarah was awarded the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Australia Council Studio in Berlin. Her work is held in collections including Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria, Artbank, Australian Consulate, Frankfurt, Germany, Hobart City Council, Griffith Artworks and private collections. Further information on Sarah Ryan’s artwork can be found on her website –