Sarah Goffman
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Chris De Rosa, James Dodd, Honor Freeman, Sarah Goffman, Troy-Anthony Baylis

19 - 26 November, 2008

Sarah Goffman was born in Sydney in 1966. Educated in the US and Europe, she speaks French and German. She did her BA in Literature at Macquarie University and her BFA in Photography at the National Art School, East Sydney. She has been exhibiting regularly since 1992, and has shown extensively around Sydney, with various projects interstate and overseas. In the last five years she has traveled to, and exhibited in; 'Eco-boutique' 24Hour Art, Darwin, 'Plantroom' 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, The Sleeper Carriage at the Canberra Railway Museum, as part of '24:7', 2004, and a solo show 'Hotel Module' in the Cube at CCAS, ACT. Other solo shows include 'I wish I were bigger' at Scott Donovan Gallery, Sydney, and 'Swell' at Block, Chippendale, as well as dozens of shows in artist-run spaces around Australia. In 2005, as part of 'Situation: Collaborations and Collectives', she produced 'Refuse' at the MCA, and made a shrine to all women for 'Seven Beauties' at Tin Sheds Gallery. In 2006 she was part of 'It's a new day' at Sydney's Artspace, and performed as 'Lucy; Psychiatrist 7c' at Loose Projects. In 2007 she produced work for Ocular Lab in Melbourne, with a solo show; 'Victoria', also shown at Carriageworks, Sydney for 'Nightime'. Her work in 'Shangri-la Project', curated by Maria Cruz, is still touring the world. Most recently she had a solo show at Tin Sheds Gallery 'Paradise Found' and was included in the 'Our Lucky Country' series at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery.

She just completed a residency in Queenstown, Tasmania as part of LARQ and is developing new work for exhibiting in 2009.
She is co-director of Elastic Projects, founded in 2000, and was co-director of firstdraft gallery, in 1995-6. Since 2002 she has been a regular contributor to Elizabeth Pulie's Magazine Lives of the Artists and authors the column 'All questions answered'. She regularly participates in Simon Barney's Briefcase project, curates projects and is a member of NUCA- Network of Uncollectable Artists. Currently she has created a blog:, is a master of hot glue sculpting, papier-mâché, mixed media collage, assemblage, frottage, and found object conversion. She studied life drawing for six years and facilitates community based workshops in a variety of mixed media. In the last ten years she has created various community art works and sculptural pieces in outer western suburbs of Sydney, and has given public talks on her work all over Australia.



Paradise Found; Greens, 1990-2008
3m x 2.5m
medium plastics, hot glue, mirror, water
installation Tin Sheds Gallery
Photo by artist


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Paradise Found  Tin Sheds Gallery, NSW
Elastic Online Project
Bazarre! Terminus Project curated by Claire Lewis and Sarah Rawlings, Broadway, NSW
Ceramika Institiute of Contemporary Art Newtown, NSW
Green Work Artroom5, SA
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
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 Contemp. 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
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
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
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
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 
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
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
Perspecta Open Artspace, NSW
Green & Gold Firstdraft, NSW
Store Herringbone, NSW
Evergreen Curated By Lisa Kelly for Platform Inc., VIC
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
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
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)
Stamp (The Art of Postage) Airspace, NSW
Combination Style  Palace Café, NSW
Trap Cell Block Theatre, NSW
The Art of War Macquarie University Union, NSW
And An Image Curator Peta Morris Glebe Catacombs, NSW 93/94

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, Melb 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
Runway Magazine Issue 9 P79 Our Lucky Country by Elise Routledge
The Sydney Morning Herald Metro Art Jan.18, 2008 Our Lucky Country by Tracey Clement
The Sydney Morning Herald Metro Art May 2, 2008  Top Shelf
Eyeline #64 P60 It's a New Day by B.L.Magner

Settlement Collections in Dead Freight Publication 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
PHOTOFILE ISSUE 78 The Archive Issue 2006 Guest editor with Elvis Richardson
NAVA Newsletter Quarterly December 2006 Artist Profile p13
THE Shit show catalogue at Loose Projects 2007



Gunnery Studio NSW Ministry for the Arts
 Injection Acquisition Prize
NAVA Marketing Grant
Scott's Church Residency, NSW
Arthur Boyd's Property at Bundanon, Studio residency, NSW
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, residency NSW
LARQ Residency  Queenstown, Tas 
The Performance Space, Carriage Works Studio residency, NSW


BFA National Art School
Diploma of Arts with Distinction Photography
S.I.T. East Sydney National Art School
BA English and German Literature Macquarie University