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Sarah Scott

Sarah Scott

Sarah Scott completed her PhD, ‘The Politics of Patronage: Australian Art for Export 1953–1964’, at the University of Melbourne. She is the convenor of the Museums and Collections Graduate Coursework program at the Australian National University.

Sarah Scott reviews 'Modern Times: The untold story of modernism in Australia' by Ann Stephen, Philip Goad and Andrew McNamara (eds)

December 2008–January 2009, no. 307 01 December 2008
'MODERN TIMES constantly challenges the reader to consider the nature of modernity and of modernism and its structure.’ Virginia Spate’s lucid preface to the volume articulates why this handsomely illustrated and well-researched book is such a ground-breaking history of Australian modernism. It acts as a companion volume to Modernism and Australia: Documents on Art Design and Architecture 1917 ... (read more)

Sarah Scott reviews 'Australian Art and Artists in London, 1950–1965: An Antipodean Summer' by Simon Pierse

July–August 2012, no. 343 09 July 2012
For a brief period, Australian art enjoyed unprecedented popularity in London, which became home to a large expatriate community of artists such as Sidney Nolan, Arthur and David Boyd, Charles Blackman, and Brett Whiteley. This ‘Antipodean Summer’ is vividly portrayed in Pierse’s critical account. He reveals that the success of these artists depended upon the support of a handful of art patr ... (read more)