Sarah Stubbs is a lecturer in interdisciplinary creative practice at the School of Creative Arts and Media (CAM). Her research focusses on memory, materiality, and place as told through the archive revealing past lives and practices to imagine and speak to our construction of self and place.
Before joining the University of Tasmania, Sarah was a Senior lecturer and Honour’s year Co-ordinator at the faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, Monash University (1996-2012). She has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Monash University, A Bachelor’s degree specialising in Gold and Silversmithing from RMIT, Melbourne and a Masters in Design from Swinburne University, Melbourne. Sarah is currently completing a PHD by prior publication at the University of Tasmania.
Sarah is a practice-based researcher working at the intersection of art /craft and design. Sarah’s practice is engaged in the archive,transformative making and materiality. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationality. Sarah co-founded West Space Inc. with Brett Jones. She has worked with various arts institutions in Australia and overseas to produce experimental art catalogues and books.
She is also a recipient of competitive art grants from the Australia Council of the Arts, Arts Victoria and
Regional Arts Tasmania.
- PHD (by Prior publication) University of Tasmania, 2020
- BA (Fine Arts) RMIT Object based Practice, 2011-2013
- Master of Design (by thesis) Swinburne University of Technology, 2006-2009
- GradDip (Education) Melbourne University, 1989-1990
- BA (Fine Arts) Monash University, 1986-1988
- Sarah co-founded West Space Inc, Outward Project, and Dialogue arts journal.
- Design direction and Management
- Interpersonal skills
- Managing budgets
- Teamwork and Collaboration
- International Art Projects
- Third year lecturer Co-ordinator in Interdisciplinary Studio
- Lecturer in Critical Practices
Bachelor of Visual Communication:
- Graphic Design systems and structures
- Newspaper Design
- Bespoke Publication Design
- Object based Design
- 2005- Enhancing the Monash Experience, $10,000
- 2000: Australia Council New Work Grant with Brett Jones, $20,000
- 1997: Arts Victoria, Art Development Grant with Brett Jones, $10,000
- 1995: Australia Council, Professional Development of Artists & Craftspeople Grant with Brett Jones, $10,000
Reparation: Three points of contact is a collaboration between three creative practitioners; Jan Hogan, Sarah Stubbs and Zoe Veness exploring the Hamilton Inn Sofa housed in the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. The aim is to work collaboratively and in-dialogue to explore the complexities bound within Tasmanian colonial artefacts/archives. This will result in an exhibition and catalogue at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in 2021.
Fields of Research
- Visual arts (360699)
- Fine arts (360602)
- Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy (390101)
- Crafts (360601)
- The creative arts (130103)
- Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum (160301)
- Music (130102)
- Design (130101)
Sarah co-founded West Space Inc. with Brett Jones in 1992 and Outward Project, with Brett Jones, Stephen Loo and Marie Sierra in 2013. For both of these spaces she played a significant role in the creative and design direction of the identity, website, publications and associated ephemera. I was the project coordiantor for Outward. She was responsible for the art direction and design for Dialogue arts journal (1996-2000).
Writing and publication has been instrumental to West Space's critical success alongside its international curatorial program. She has worked with various arts institutions in Australia and overseas to produce experimental art catalogues and books.
The maintenance of a design and exhibition practice is essential to her role as a design educator and as a credible and respected advisor to both undergraduate and post grad students.
She has contributed to one journal and nine Conferences.
Conference Publication(1 outputs)
|2017||Fountain WG, Veness Z, Kratz SJ, Wise CJE, Jones SL, 'Preparing to Co-design new Design Education for Tasmania, Design Island', Cumulus REDO Conference Proceedings, 30 May- 2 June, Design School Kolding, Denmark, pp. 750. ISBN 978-87-93416-15-4 (2017) [Conference Extract]|
Co-authors: Fountain WG; Veness Z; Kratz SJ; Wise CJE
Major Creative Work(8 outputs)
|2018||Stubbs S, 'Material Memories', Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (2018) [Published Creative Work]|
|2018||Stubbs S, 'Gilded Encounters', Hadley's Orient Hotel, Hobart (2018) [Published Creative Work]|
|2017||Jones SL, 'Order of the Thistle', Urban-a-wearness, Radiant Pavilion, Melbourne Contemporary Jewellery and Object Biennial 2017 (2017) [Published Creative Work]|
|2017||Stubbs SL, 'Memorial', Warm Design, 146 ArtSpace (2017) [Curated Exhibition]|
|2015||Jones SL, 'BUDA 2015 Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award', Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum, Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum, 2015 (2015) [Curated Exhibition]|
|2015||Jones SL, 'Waiting to be noticed, Ginger Boy wears Jewels, Melbourne, Radiant Pavilion', Radiant Pavilion, Ginger Boy (2015) [Curated Exhibition]|
|2015||Jones SL, 'Serial Exchange', Loop Project Space, Loop Project Space (2015) [Curated Exhibition]|
|2014||Jones SL, 'Future Strategies From the New Art Alumni', RMIT, Project Space, Spare room, RMIT (2014) [Curated Exhibition]|
Other Creative Work(3 outputs)
|2020||Stubbs S, 'Wayfaring', Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, Canberra, Australia, pp. 9 (2020) [Representation of Original Art]|
|2019||Stubbs S, 'Wayfaring', Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (2019) [Representation of Original Art]|
|2016||Jones S, '2016 National Contemporary Jewellery Award 2016', Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Griffith, NSW, pp. 1 (2016) [Minor Creative Work]|
2017: Tasmania Regional Art, grant
2012: Tasmania Regional Art, Quick response grant
2000: Australia Council New Work Grant with Brett Jones
1997: Arts Victoria, Art Development Grant with Brett Jones
1995: Australia Council, Professional Development of Artists & Craftspeople Grant with Brett Jones
Whilst at Monash University she supervised two higher degree students: one a Masters by Research student and the other a Doctor of Philosphy. As well as supervising Research based Masters/PHD she has also coordinated and taught within the Visual Communication (Honours) and the course-work Masters programs both at the Tasmanian College of the Arts and Monash University.