Applied Arts

Applied Arts is an immersive deep dive into the interdisciplinary art practice of Sarah Goffman. Intricate and playful, Goffman transforms recycled material, mostly plastic, into artworks that reference larger histories such as the orientalist fascinations of Western collectors.

Contemporary Art Project #2 in the Chau Chak Wing Museum’s Penelope Gallery, Goffman has taken inspiration from the Museum’s collections, applying her detailed eye and wit to turn utilitarian vessels into ‘objet d’art’, and paintings into three-dimensional sculpture. By transforming and elevating waste, Goffman’s work prods us to think about consumerism in new and interesting ways.

18 Oct

Chau Chak Wing Museum

University of Sydney Quadrangle Clocktower, University Place, Camperdown NSW 2006, Australia

sydney.edu.au/museum