Sarah Tomasetti

b. 1968

Sarah Tomasetti trained in Italy under Leonetto Tintori, and went on to develop new permutations of the ancient art of fresco painting that lend her paintings and drawings a delicacy and illusion of fragility that is at once aesthetically seductive and thematically poignant. Recent works engage with the complexity of our shifting relationship to the natural world, dealing particularly with glacial and mountainous landscapes that are in a state of rapid change. Following a postgraduate degree in Fine Art, Tomasetti gained a professional qualification in fresco painting in Italy in 1995. On returning to Australia in 1999 she completed a Masters by Research at RMIT University. Her work is held in a number of collections including Artbank, Macquarie Bank, National Australia Bank, BHP, Grafton Regional Gallery, in private collections in Australia and overseas, and is included in Contemporary Australian Drawing by Janet Mc Kenzie.

Photograph of artist in studio by Emma Byrnes.

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Sarah Tomasetti – Artist Feature

Sarah Tomasetti’s luminous representations of landscapes are at once ephemeral and eternal and engage with the complexity of our shifting …

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2020 John Leslie Art Prize Finalists Announced

Congratulations to Rick Matear, Paul Miller and Sarah Tomasetti who have been announced as finalists in the John Leslie Art …

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Dale Cox and Sarah Tomasetti – Finalists in the 2019 R&M McGivern Prize

Sarah Tomasetti, Outer Kora (2019), oil on fresco plaster on muslin, 80 x 99 cm Congratulations to Dale Cox and …

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Mary Tonkin – Artist Feature

Image above: Ramble, Kalorama  (detail)  2017-19  oil on linen  180 x 1890 cm Mary Tonkin has a unique ability of capturing …

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Rodney Forbes – Artist Feature

Rodney Forbes’ paintings address deeply poignant subject matter through dreamlike and surreal imagery. Figures and objects float against his trademark …

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Sue Anderson: “Savouring moments of artistic escape”

“Two weeks into lockdown, wading through the bleakness of pandemic panic, impending winter, and the wild west of Collingwood’s tumbleweed …

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