Sally HART

    Sally Hart by Angela Bailey.


    Born Ayr, Queensland 1960. Sally currently lives and works as an artist in the Scenic Rim district.


    Sally was an active participant in the 1980-1994 artist-run scene in Brisbane. Sally directly participate in artist-runs including teaching ceramics and visual art at The Activities Centre at the University of Queensland, as a member of the Artworker’s Union (Qld), the Queensland Artworkers Alliance, as a collective member of That Contemporary Art Space land the Little Alternatives group and as a featured artist in the 1986 group exhibition curated by Robert Linguard, Young Contemporaries at The Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.


    Sally collaborated on the production on many ephemera items during this period including posters, invites, flyers and newsletters. For bands, theatres, events, forums, exhibitions and cinemas.


    Sally Hart lives and works in Boonah Qld . Her work has taken her in many directions, from painting to printing; to weaving large scale outdoor sculptural work. She is interested in the interactive participatory reflective arts practice and is working on a series of large scale weavings. In 2014 Sally participated in the Arts in the Olives and exhibited her work at the Boonah Regional Art Gallery.

    Live at the Centre, Scenic Rim, 2014


    She’d thrown it out there like a line from a fishing reel

    a piece of bait in the large hook waiting for that moment

    A jerk a tug the surprised feeling when she would know it had been taken and

    she could reel it in

    Handle it, take it off the hook

    Then the questions came

    What lay at the end of the line?

    What would she do with it now?

    Throw it back, kill it, scale it, save the hook for another time

    she was galloping furiously to the finish line

    to get there as fast as she could

    It had started and she wanted it to be over

    Her time gone, never to return

    The opportunity to explain herself lost forever

    Like she had cut that line and it had floated away on the outgoing tide…

    1. Hart 1/11/13

    Art Practice Keywords:

    Installation, painting, drawing, collage, assemblage


    Artist Role Keywords:

    Visual Artist

    Collaboration/ Collaborator names Keywords:

    Artworker’s Union (Qld), Qld Artworker’s Alliance, John Mills National, That Contemporary Art Space



    Various Private Collections



    Studied Visual Arts, Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education, Toowoomba



    Women and Labour Conference, Schonell Foyer, University of Queensland



    That Opening Exhibition, That Contemporary Art Space

    Jenny Chirnside, Julia Selwood, Sally Hart, That Contemporary Art Space

    This is That, Gladstone Regional Gallery and Museum, Gladstone



    Young Contemporaries, IMA, Brisbane

    State of the Art: Art of the State, Forgan Smith, University of Queensland

    Sally Hart, Gavan Fenelon, Fiona Winning, That Contemporary Art Space

    That First Birthday Exhibition, That Contemporary Art Space