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 & Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Finalists in the 2020 JADA

Congratulations to Sarah Tomasetti and Jennifer Keeler-Milne for their exquisite works that have been selected for the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) …

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Sarah Tomasetti – Winner of the John Leslie Art Prize 2020

Image above: Sarah Tomasetti  Kailash from the Air  2019  oil and incision on fresco plaster  220 x 130 cm Congratulations to …

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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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Artists’ Book Award 2021 – Glenda Orr

Congratulations to Glenda Orr who has been presented with a highly commended award in the 2021 Artists’ Book Award for …

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Philip Noakes – 20th Anniversary Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Image above: Philip Noakes  Eclipse I  2019  Britannia silver and sterling silver (1503gms)  30 x 29 x 6 cm and …

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Sculpture By the Sea – Greg Johns

Congratulations to Greg Johns, who has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation to exhibit …

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Making Marks: Australia to Afghanistan – Counihan Gallery

Rosalind Atkins and Heather Shimmen have been involved in a long-distance international arts exchange project between a group of twenty …

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Heather Shimmen in ‘FEM-aFFINITY’ – Arts Project Australia

‘If Collaboration Is the Method, Activism Is the Intention’ FEM-aFFINITY brings together female artists from Arts Project Australia and wider …

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Finalists in Dobell Drawing Prize #22

Above image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne, Wattle, 2020, charcoal on paper prepared with acrylic,  114 x 180 cm     A huge …

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2021 Burnie Print Prize Finalists

Image above: Danielle Creenaune  Silent falls: Carrington  2020  stone lithograph and chine colle  52 x 43 cm Congratulations to the …

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Cameron Hayes – Blake Prize 2021

Image above: Cameron Hayes  Angry angels help Adam with the first dictionary  2020  oil on canvas  198 x 254 cm …

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Camie Lyons – Interview with The Grace Tales

Camie Lyons recently sat down with The Grace Tales‘ Georgie Abay for an intimate conversation about art and life. Throughout …

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Australia Day 2021: Peter Kingston Returns AM

Celebrated Australian artist, Peter Kingston, has returned his Member of the Order of Australia (AM) award in protest of the …

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