Jane Polkinghorne is a Mildura-based artist whose practice explores disgust, humour and pleasure through video, photo-media, performance and installation. She has also run gallery spaces from her own home. Her recent work considers sustainability in regional and community settings, and how caring for community can be supported through art practice.
Sarah Newall who is also based in rural Victoria, investigates the usefulness and sustainability of the everyday objects she needs in her ordinary life. She is trying to live by the zero waste principles of refuse, reduce, recycle, reuse, and rot. In line with this she creates seasonal wardrobes called ‘Fashist’ out of fabric from remnant shops, donated materials and wool from family and friends. Fashist will now be forever ongoing and evolving. Prior to moving to Regional Victoria, Jane and Sarah created an ARI, Marrickville Garage, out of their suburban Sydney garage, in 2013.
Jane Polkinghorne and Sarah Newall will present a collaborative work in the Care Exhibition Program at Lot 19, Castlemaine, supported by Regional Arts Victoria, in 2020.
Jane Polkinghorne, Mask making workshop with XS Collective, Mildura, July 2019
Sarah Newall, Recycled Paintings, 2016