Currently living in Muttama regional NSW Sarah Last is an artist and independent curator whose been based in the Riverina for the past eleven years. Sarah prefers to not distinguish her curatorial work from her arts practice, as they have very similar processes and concerns. These creative curatorial practices include pluralistic cross-media approaches to the production of art, how this challenges conventions and provides artists, curators, audiences, and organizations with decentralised modes of production, consumption and historicisation.
Sarah’s creative curatorial practice reflects a sustained interest in landscape scale practice, the interrogation of site(s), place, time and the rural context. Her recent work with the site-specific WIRED Lab and Rolling Stock projects question the constructs of ‘Art’ authorial notions of the artist/curator and what constitutes cultural experience. These projects enact the belief that such perceptions are largely influenced by the ways in which people access and experience culture. Consequently these activities utilize participatory experiences with material and immaterial contexts as a means decentralise and challenge preconceived notions of culture and the spaces in which it exists.