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. Tomasetti is the recipient of the 2020 John Leslie Art Prize, with her work, Kailash from the air, subsequently being acquired by the Gippsland Art Gallery Collection. Her work is also held in a number of other 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.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

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In Blog

Sarah Tomasetti – Finalist in the Gosford Art Prize 2021

Image: Sarah Tomasetti  From Balpatta IV  2021  oil and incision on fresco plaster with muslin, mounted on stretched canvas  145 …

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HOLDING GROUND #savearthursseat

The work of 76 leading contemporary artists comes together in HOLDING GROUND, an online art exhibition fundraiser to help stop …

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Janet Luxton and Sarah Tomasetti – The King’s School Art Prize

Image above: Janet Luxton  Eye contact  2021  oil on linen canvas  125 x 165 cm Congratulations to Janet Luxton and …

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Martin King and Stephanie Monteith – Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2021 Prizes

Image above: Martin King  strangerlands II, after W Strutt, Black Thursday 1851  2021  graphite, watercolour, gouache, pastel and gold leaf on …

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Glenn Morgan – 67th Blake Prize Finalist

Image: Glenn Morgan  High Rise Towers  2021  acrylic on board  236 x 93 cm Congratulations to Glenn Morgan who has …

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Nick Howson – Works Acquired by Parliament House

Image: Nick Howson  Magpie  2019  etching  19.5 cm x 30.0 cm Australian Galleries are delighted to announce that three works …

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Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Elizabeth Fortescue Article on Destination Sydney Exhibition

“An artful collaboration celebrates nature and contemporary female talent across three stunning locations.” Elizabeth Fortescue writes on Destination Sydney: The …

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Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Destination Sydney at S.H. Ervin Gallery

Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne  Spring Wattle III  2021  oil on canvas  121 x 228 cm Destination Sydney: The natural world is now …

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Geoffrey Bartlett – Newhaven Public Art Commission

We are delighted to share these images from Geoffrey Bartlett with his recently installed sculpture, Alpha, for the Newhaven Public …

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Sidney Nolan: Myth Rider – Tarrawarra Museum of Art

Image above: Sidney Nolan  The Myth Rider  1958-59  polyvinyl acetate on composition board  122 x 152 cm (Copyright the Trustees …

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Jeffrey Smart – National Gallery of Australia

Image above: Jeffrey Smart  Labyrinth  2011  oil on canvas  100 x 100 cm The National Gallery of Australia is today …

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For the Love of Trees – Burrinja’s creative response to the devastating June storm event

Image above: Mary Tonkin  After, Kalorama  2021  oil on linen  183 x 320 cm We are delighted to share this …

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Angus Fisher – Winner of the Hawkesbury Art Prize 2021

Image: Angus Fisher with winning work Carrion #3 at the Hawkesbury Art Prize 2021 A huge congratulations for Angus Fisher who …

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