Sarah Toohey

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Biography

Currently Curator at Royal Perth Hospital Museum. Previously Community Project Manager at Mundaring Arts Centre (2015 – 2019). Sarah has managed art programs and community projects for people of all ages and abilities in a range of settings including art centres, schools, hospitals and local councils. She is experienced in grant writing; exhibition curating and project management, with a focus on community engagement and public programming. Sarah has worked in the South Pacific as an adviser to the Fiji Arts Council developing art and craft programs for women.

Group Exhibitions

2019
Seeds, Pods & Pollen

Curator, Community Exhibition, Mundaring Arts Centre

2019
Danjoo Interwoven

Public Program Coordinator, Midland Junction Arts Centre

2018
WOWA Wearable Art Exhibition

Curator, Midland Junction Arts Centre

2018
Antipodean Encounters

Western Australian Artists and Taiwanese Culture, Midland Junction Arts Centre (11 Aug – 28 Sept)

2017
Horse Tales

Curator, Community Exhibition, Mundaring Arts Centre

2016
A Needle Pulling Thread

Curator, Community Exhibition, Mundaring Arts Centre

2011
Heroes or Villains of the Swan – Stories of Ourselves

2011 Curator, Old Court House Law Museum

Commissions

2015
Tropical Adventure

2015
Talking to the Trees

2012
Milky Way

Residencies

2015
St John of God Creative Arts Project

Working with elderly people with mental illness on a pilot arts & health project

2012
PMH Children's Hospital

Artist in Residence, Child & Adolescent Health Services, Princess Margaret Children’s Hospital and Bentley Adolescent Health Unit. Three month residency.

Artist Statement

Sarah Toohey is a curator, visual artist and community project manager based in Perth, Western Australia with over 20 years’ experience managing multicultural, youth, community and heritage projects. A curator, teacher and textile artist, Sarah graduated with a BA Visual Arts in Textiles from Curtin University.