Sari Sutton is a Canberra-based photomedia artist with a curiosity about human progress, power, transience and transformation. Her work is documentary based, but she also likes to play with constructed concepts and ideas. Much of Sari’s work is made in and around Ngunnawal country. It is deeply connected to place, while also transcending it. Her work has been recognised in the Australian Photography Awards, Head On Photo Awards, Australian Life awards (2021 finalist), and the Paris Photography Prize (PX3) (2020 Silver medallist and 2021 State of the World shortlisted artist). She was also a winner in the 1854/ British Journal of Photography 2021 ‘Edition365’ awards.


Sari’s photomedia practice spans digital, analogue and alternative processes. She works intuitively, but new work often emerges from a conceptual idea, sparked by observations and insights into the world around her. Having recently renewed a long-standing interest in photographic collage, layering images and materials, Sari is looking forward to playing with the sculptural potential of photomedia during her 2024 Dark Matter residency. She is particularly keen to test new ideas, explore concepts around climate, memory and time, and reconnect with photographic history to create new work that gives voice to the Anthropocene.


Black and white collaged photographs depicting crashing waves with circle cut outs and layering

Dark Matter 2024