Sarah-Jane is an experimental artist, performance designer and deviser.
Sarah-Jane has just completed an artist in residencey with Blake New Zealand. Joining on Blake’s programmes, which inspire environmental leadership, SJ has furthered her knowledge in environmental issues and climate change. Her final project, a site specific, night walk performance ‘Night Flight- A Journey to Rewild’ was made with the Community of Waiheke Island to highlight our need for reconnection to nature.
Recent projects also include an interactive, augmented reality art trail born out of thinking around Covid19 restrictions and how art can be accessed and presented to the public. ‘Im’Possible’ Promenade was commissioned by the Urban Walking festival Auckland 2023 & Whangarei Fringe Festival 2022.
Recently she created an immersive performance utilising virtual reality which won an award at the Whangarei Fringe Festival in 2020 ‘For a work that pushed boundaries of a traditional genre & stepped into the unexpected’. This work ’A Fantastical Journey by Boat’ was selected to represent Aotearoa in the ARS Electronica Festival 2021. She is interested in how new technologies and art can find alternative ways of seeing and explore different dimensions of creative thought. For latest work please see @sjblakeart
Sarah-Jane presently lives and works in Auckland, NZ. She once lived on a boat and wrote a whimsical ships log intermixing fact and fiction: www.darthandstormy.com.