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Sarah Werkmeister

Sarah Werkmeister is a freelance writer, editor, researcher, broadcaster and curator based in Melbourne.

She has written extensively and has regularly contributed to Art Asia Pacific and Art Guide Australia. She has worked with L’Internationale Online to develop publications around the environment (Ecologising Museums, 2016) and feminism (Feminisms, 2018), both in relation to museum culture with a focus on Europe, and has co-edited a chapter on the 13th Istanbul Biennial in I Can’t Work Like This: A reader on recent boycotts and contemporary art (2017). She has lectured in Critical and Theoretical Studies at the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne), tutored within BoVA CAIA at Griffith University, and worked in communications roles at YIRRAMBOI Festival, Shepparton Art Museum, Public Art Melbourne, Next Wave Festival and the Emerging Writers Festival. From 2008-2012 she co-directed Brisbane-based artist-run-initiative, The Wandering Room, and worked in community radio 4ZZZfm for over fifteen years.

She is currently undertaking her Masters of Art Curatorship at the University of Melbourne. Her research interest is in the transference of political, social and environmental urgency into the museum space, and the representation of nationhood in colonised countries, through government art collections and government-owned museums.