Sara Oscar 



 2008 Doctor of Philosophy (Visual Arts), University of Sydney 

 2002 Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours Class 1), University of Sydney  

 2001 Honours exchange - Ecole Régionale de Beaux Arts, Saint Etienne, France 


Solo exhibitions

2017  Reality is a hard word, Kensington Contemporary, Sydney

2016  What it Is, BUS Projects, Melbourne  

2015  From here to eternity, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

2015  The mobility of happiness, MOP Projects, Sydney

2012 The law of the series, MOP Projects, Sydney

2007 Into this wild abyss, SCA Gallery, Sydney


Selected group exhibitions 

2017 Staged (with Australia Centre for Photography) Photofairs Shanghai, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, China

2017 Under the sun, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne (curated by Claire Monneraye, Australian Centre for Photography)

2017 Under the sun, State Library New South Wales, (curated by Claire Monnaraye, Australian Centre for Photography) 

2017 An elegy to apertures (curated by Isobel Parker Philip), Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne 

2016 Photo+Graphy, Interlude Gallery, Sydney 

2013 Dress code: The world’s longest bar (with Mary Teague), Palimpsest Biennial #9, Mildura, Victoria

2013 Breathing room, MOP Projects (curated by Jaime Tsai), Sydney

2012 Photographs arranged in series (curated by Anne Ferran), Sutton Projects, Melbourne

2011 The motel project, Palimpsest Festival #8, Mildura, Victoria

2010 CCP salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

2007 Constructed realms, National Photography Prize, Albury Regional Gallery

2004 Helen Lempriere travelling scholarship exhibition, Artspace, Sydney

2004 The containers project, Next Wave Festival, Federation Square, Melbourne

2003 I’m cracking skulls, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney

2003 Resistance is useless, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney

2003 informé, The Australia Centre, Berlin, Germany

2003 are we there yet?, Watch This Space, Alice Springs

2003 three quiet rooms, BUS Gallery, Melbourne

2002 me & my coma, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney

2002 Gradshow, SCA Gallery, Sydney 

1999 Reflections of the other side, PICA, Perth


Scholarships and Awards 

2010 CCP Award for Excellence in Photomedia, Centre for Contemporary Photography

2007 Finalist, National Photography Prize, Albury Regional Gallery

2004 Finalist, Helen Lempriere Travelling Artists Scholarship, Artspace

2003 – 2006 Australian Postgraduate Award

2001 International Exchange Scholarship, University of Sydney



2016 Australian Centre for Photography 

2013 Corbett Lyon Architects

2013 Arts Mildura

2011 Arts Mildura



Kerrie O'Brien, Forget Dupain's Sunbaker, the beach represents atrocities as much as a playground, The Age, 12 May 2017

James Valentine, The Mix, ABC TV, Episode 8, 2017  

Claire Monneraye, “In Conversation with Sara Oscar,” Photofile magazine, Issue 98, 2017

Peter Munro, “Sun sets on Max Dupain's Sunbaker as artists find new Australian icons by the beach,” Sydney Morning Herald, 9 February 2017  

Author unknown, “Max Dupain’s Sunbaker: Australian artists respond to celebrated photograph – in pictures,” The Guardian, 8 February 2017

James Aksman Glosz, “Conceptual tension viewed through a cracked macro lens: a structuralist essay on Photo + Graphy II: An Ontological Prosthesis,” Rochford Street Review,  11 November 2016

James Aksman Glosz, “A World of Stability and Chaos,” Rochford Street Review, July 19 2015

Penelope Woods, Mobility of Happiness, catalogue essay, MOP Projects, 2015

Will Cox, “Four Photography Exhibitions to See in Melbourne Now,” Broadsheet, 26 June, 2015

Anne Marsh, Barbara Bolt, “From the Experimental to the Experiential”, Eyeline, Issue 81, 2014

Georgina Cole, “Private Places,” Breathing Room, exhibition catalogue, MOP Projects, Sydney

Anne Ferran,  Photographs   arranged   in  series, exhibition   catalogue, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne

Adam Jasper, Law of the Series, catalogue essay, MOP Projects, Sydney




2016 Senior lecturer, Photography, School of Design Architecture and Building, University of  Technology, Sydney 

2014 - 2015 Sessional lecturer, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney    

2012 – 2013 Associate lecturer, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney 

2010 - 2012 Tutor and lecturer, Photography and Situated Media, University of Technology, Sydney  




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