Sara Wright is an interdisciplinary artist and curator with a contemporary social practice. She is committed to living, working and connecting as a creative being. She co-produces and collaborates with people of all ages, creating contexts for transformation through conversation, experimentation, risk and creative play. Into these contexts also builds linkages and collaborations with other artists, big ideas, organisations and resources. By working in this way she moves to collectively and politically heal the society we live in together, re-awakening the innate human ability for creativity and our healing relationship with nature.
Sara's art practice works for material and social alchemy through moving image, performance, dance, sound, sculpture, ceramic and creative play. She both co-produces and collaborates on projects and performances with community, and creates contemporary, socially-engaged interactive projects for public participation and democratic action. By acknowledging the sensory in her personal art practice, and that life and art are one and the same, she finds the surface of our contemporary society becomes disrupted, and beautifully remade to reflect deeper connections, broader ecologies.
Sara founded Silver Lining Projects in 2012 to encapsulate a co-creating, collaborative practice working for healing and humanism, adaptation and resilience. She has an ongoing relationship with the Royal Hobart Hospital Emergency Department as Artist in Residence, working with it’s community to re-imagine a more human experience, connecting this project with the MONA 24 Carrot Gardens Project, designing and delivering art engagement for school children, engaging them to heal the Emergency Department public space. Two years running she has been invited as an Artist Mentor for the Tasmanian Museum and has been contracted with Hobart City Council YouthARK venue, working with young people to realise high profile projects exploring critical issues. Since the death of her brother Tommy in 2007 she has explored the theme of death and dying through several special projects with amazing humans and organisations including Hospice Southern Tasmania, Mature Artist Dance Experience, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and MONA through her MONA Scholarship Exhibition and the project Its my party and I’ll die how I want to for the MONA Market MoMa.